Homemade Whole-Wheat Challah Recipe

Nothing quite beats the smell of freshly baked bread. Challah is a traditional Jewish bread, traditionally consumed on Shabbat, but it can be enjoyed any time of the year. This whole-wheat challah recipe is a healthy twist on the classic recipe and is perfect for any holiday or special occasion. It’s easy to make and the results are always delicious. Enjoy!

Ingredients used:

For 1 people

  • 4 C - Warm Water
  • 3 Tbsp - Dry Yeast
  • 1/2 C - Oil
  • 1/2 C - Honey
  • 4 - Eggs
  • 12 C - Whole-Wheat Flour
  • 1 Tbsp - Coarse Salt
  • 2 Tbsp - Cornmeal
  • 1 - Egg - Beaten (for Glaze)
  • Poppy Seeds (for Glaze)

Recipe steps:

  • Pour the warm water into a large mixing bowl, and then add the yeast and stir until combined.
  • Next, add in the oil, honey and eggs, stirring each until fully incorporated.
  • Start by adding in about 5 cups of the whole-wheat flour and stir until incorporated. Then, let the mixture rest for 45 minutes to an hour, until the mixture is bubbly.
  • Next, stir in the salt and the remaining flour, and then knead the dough for 7-10 minutes.
  • Divide the dough into 4-6 loaves or 4 loaves and 12 rolls, and then place in greased pans and let rise for another 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  • Preheat your oven to 350°F, and brush the loaves with the egg glaze and sprinkle with the poppy seeds. Bake for 45-50 minutes for loaves, and 30 minutes for rolls.
  • Once finished baking, let cool to room temperature before enjoying!

There’s nothing quite like homemade bread, and this whole-wheat challah recipe is a delicious way to switch up your favorite bread recipes. Enjoy this delicious bread at any holiday or special occasion, or simply as a delicious treat. Try adding different mix-ins like herbs and nuts to make this recipe your own. Enjoy!