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Gluten Free Gelt-Stuffed Chanukah Challah

In Partnership with Bob's Red Mill

This gluten free challah recipe not only looks incredible but tastes it too! 

Gluten free folks gather 'round- this Chanukah Challah is for you! And because Bob’s Red Mill offers the largest lines of organic, whole grain foods to satisfy vegan, paleo, and gluten-free friendly cooking and baking needs, all you need is their All-Purpose Gluten Free Flour to make this delicious challah. (The recipe will work with their Artisan Bread and All-Purpose regular flours too!)  The challah can be made vegan if you sub maple syrup for honey and use oil instead of egg for the glaze. 

Don't forget to post your beautiful Insta-worthy challahs on social and we'll give you a shout!

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  • 8Servings




  • 7 pieces of chocolate gelt
  • 1 egg, beaten for egg wash
  • sesame seeds


1. In a large mixing bowl, mix flour, yeast and salt.

2. Add honey, oil, and water and mix again until a dough forms.

3. Flip dough onto a clean surface and gently knead until all ingredients are incorporated and dough is smooth.

4. Place dough in a greased bowl, cover and let rise, in a cozy warm corner of the kitchen, for 45 minutes, or until doubled in size.

5. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Separate 7 pieces of dough, each roughly the size of a clementine orange. Press a piece of chocolate gelt into each piece of dough. Roll the dough into smooth circles and place on the tray arranged like in the picture below.


5. With the remaining dough, form the rest of the shapes (branches and base) of the menorah- it's easiest to look at the picture and with some trial and error, your Chanukah challah will look gorgeous.

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6. Preheat the oven to 350℉/175℃. Brush challah with beaten egg and sprinkle generously with sesame seeds. 

7. Bake at 350℉/175℃ for 20 - 25 minutes until puffed and golden.  

Note: This challah can not be used for hamotzi on Shabbat, if you are looking for a gluten free challah recipe that can be used for hamotzi, find our oat based Gluten Free Challah here.