Recipe by Yael Goldberg

Fluffy Oat Challah Rolls

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Parve Parve
Easy Easy
24 Servings


- Egg

If you have gluten free people in your family, you’ll love this always flavorful challah. We love these rolls warmed up on the blech, served with dips.  Each roll is a kzayis, and you can say birkas hamazon on it.  Enjoy!


Yield: 24 Rolls


Fluffy Oat Challah Rolls

  • 2 tablespoons dry active yeast

  • 1 tablespoon sugar

  • 1/2 cup very warm water

  • 4 cups gluten-free oat flour 

  • 2 cups gluten free flour

  • 1 tablespoon xanthan gum

  • 1 tablespoon psyllium husk powder (optional – adds chewiness)

  • 3/4 cup sugar

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 tablespoon minced onion spice (optional)

  • 5 eggs

  • 1/2 cup canola oil

  • 1 and 1/2 cups very fizzy seltzer

  • pam spray + oil to coat the muffin pans

  • 1 beaten egg, for basting

  • Everything Bagel seasoning mix


Prepare the Fluffy Oat Challah Rolls


Mix yeast and one tablespoon of sugar in 1/2 cup water in a bowl that can hold at least two cups as the yeast will rise a lot.


Mix the dry ingredients in a mixer using the dough hook.  Add the eggs, oil, seltzer, and yeast mixture and beat well for a few minutes until mixed thoroughly.


Using two real nonstick muffin pans, spray the sides of each muffin insert with Pam oil spray. Additionally, add 1 tsp oil to coat the bottom of each muffin insert (which makes the rolls crispier).  (Make sure that the edges are all coated in oil so that it doesn’t stick). 


Using a 1/3 measuring cup sprayed in Pam, place 1/3 cup dough into each muffin insert.


Cover the muffins with plastic wrap and let rise for an hour.  Baste the top of the rolls with a beaten egg and sprinkle Everything Bagel seasoning mix on it.  (I like to separate any dough stuck to the pan at this point gently with a plastic spoon before baking to make it easier to clean the pan afterwards).


Bake 350 for 20 minutes until it’s a drop golden.


While the rolls are still hot, gently scoop them out and let cool on a wire rack.


To maintain freshness, wrap each roll individually in silver foil, and freeze until use.

Fluffy Oat Challah Rolls

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6 months ago

If the gluten free flour blend has xanthan gum do you still recommend adding what the recipe calls for?

Yael Goldberg
Yael Goldberg
Reply to  Jennie
6 months ago

The recipe has mostly oat flour which doesn’t have the added xanthan gum. I think the adding xanthan gum separately will make the rolls chewier and less crumbly. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do 🙂

Rosalind Polnauer
Rosalind Polnauer
8 months ago

How does this work if I make it as a loaf instead of muffins?

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Yael Goldberg
Yael Goldberg
Reply to  Rosalind Polnauer
7 months ago

I’ve never tried it. If you do try it, please let us know how it turns out. I would recommend a metal baking pan for a crispier crust.

1 year ago

The name says it all. “FLUFFY”
My 5-year-old told me that she even ate the crust because “it’s not hard.”
Instead of 2 Cups of a gluten-free flour blend, I did 1/2 C almond flour and the rest a mix of gluten-free flours.
I got only 20 rolls (not 24) which worked out perfectly fine given the size of my oven.

Yael Goldberg
Yael Goldberg
Reply to  Shaindy
1 year ago

I’m so happy your child enjoyed!! I’m interested to try the almond flour too since that is healthier. If you’d like to, you can try adding more seltzer to get 24 rolls.