Challah is one of the central iconic Jewish foods served every Shabbat and on some holidays. The bread is beautiful and smells delicious. The classic Challah recipe includes flour, eggs, sugar/honey and oil. Needless to say, challah is a very rich food and heavy on our stomachs. If you are serving classic challah out of obligation, here is some food for thought.
We live in a more health conscious time. Because of this, healthier challah recipes are abundant.
Here are 18 healthier Challah recipes to explore on your health journey:
Sourdough is made with wild yeast, which neutralizes the phytic acid in bread, which is what irritates many peoples’ stomachs. It combines the health benefits of sourdough with the classic challah shape.
Anyone a cornmeal fan? Corn muffins, cornbread, and yes, even cornmeal challah! Save this recipe for Thanksgiving too. To top it off and add that special touch to your bread, include the pumpkin seeds.
It’s gluten free, dairy free and sweetened with honey or date paste. The great thing about this recipe is that it uses oat flour, which allows you to use it for the hamotzi blessing on Shabbat or other times.