Jews' Next Dor

Congregation Beth David's Young Adult Group for Jewish 20 & 30 Somethings

Honey Oat Challah with Apple Butter

Posted by challahbackgirl on September 7, 2009

This recipe took 1st place in the Savory category of the 2nd Annual Jews’ Next Dor Apples & Honey Cook-off. It was also first overall, scoring the most points across the two categories.

Honey Oat Challah with Apple Butter

adapted from Kosher By Design Lightens Up

Submitted by A. A.
Makes 2 loaves

Honey Oat Challah
1/2 c. honey
1 large egg
1/8 c. (1 oz.) grapeseed oil or olive oil
1 TBS flax meal
1 c. water or 1/2c. water & ½ c. non-dairy creamer

2 cups unbleached flour
1 c. whole wheat flour
1 c. oat flour
1 TBS. Old Fashioned Oats
1 TBS. Vital Wheat Gluten

½ tsp. salt
1 TBS. yeast

1 egg yolk
1-2 tsp water

Apple butter


  1. Add honey, egg, oil, flax meal and water & creamer to bread machine pan.
  2. On top of wet ingredients add all flours, oats and wheat gluten.
  3. Make a small well in center of dry ingredients. Spread salt around outside of the well.
  4. Add yeast to center of the well.
  5. Set bread machine for a 2 lbs and for dough.
  6. Press start.
  7. Cover baking sheet with parchment paper.
  8. Sprinkle counter or cutting board with flour.
  9. Preheat oven to 100 degrees Fahrenheit.
  10. When beeps remove dough from machine on to floured counter. Dived dough into 2 parts. Shape as desired. Dived each half into 3 parts and braid for traditional challah shape. Can be made into round shapes for Rosh HaShanah.
  11. Place loaves side by side on parchment baker on baking sheet. Cover with a clean towel.
  12. Place in oven and turn off heat. Let rise for 1 hour in oven.
  13. In small dish combine egg yolk and water.
  14. After the hour has passed remove from the oven.
  15. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  16. Remove towel and paint breads with egg yolk/water wash. Sprinkle with oats or sesame seeds if desired.
  17. Bake for 25-30 minutes.
  18. Let cool slightly before serving or slicing.
  19. Serve with apple butter.

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