Gluten Free Oat Challah- Motzei
This delicious gluten free oat flour challah took me years to perfect but now I have put in all the hard test work so you don’t have to! It is a great gluten free challah alternative that allows you to participate in motzei!
I know, I know, I also enjoy not having to wash hands or say Birkat HaMazon… but #doitforthemitzvah!
The trick with this challah is really learning what the proper consistency is. It may take a few tries as the temperature in your house, the type of flour you’re using, and many other things can change the dough. It should be a bit wet and sticky! The wetter the dough, the more fluffy and light the challah will be but it will also be harder to shape.
Gluten Free Oat Flour Challah
- 1 tbsp active dry yeast
- 1 cup luke warm water
- 2 eggs
- 1 3/4 cup oat flour you may need more or less so add it slowly
- 1 cup gluten free bread flour
- 1/2 cup silan/ honey
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- Combine together yeast and water then let sit for 2-3 minutes, it will be bubbly. (Alternatively, combine starter and water and do the same)
- Add in the eggs, sugar, oat flour, silan, and bread flour. Knead until combined, the dough should be very sticky and not braidable.
- Move the dough to a bowl coated in olive oil and cover with a wet rag. Let rise in a warm spot for about 1 hour, or until it has nearly double in size. (If I have used the oven recently I will put the dough in the warm oven turned off.)
- Cover a clean surface with oat flour as well as your hands! Having floured hands keeps the dough from sticking to you while you braid it.
- Break the ball into 6 equal parts (or more if you want 4-5 small challot), loosely braid and let rise again in a warm spot for 15-20 mins to. If your dough is too sticky to braid, you can add a little more flour but make sure it is oat flour as to not throw of the proportions. It needs to be 51% oat flour to be motzei.
- The dough should grow enough to fill in the gaps between strands and look like a tight braid. If you braid it too tightly, it will likely not rise much more.
- If you would like you can add topppings like olive oil, egg wash, sesame, crumble, or everything but the bagel seasoning!
- Once they have risen a bit more, bake on 180 degrees for about 45 mins.