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Sliced, braided vegan challah bread
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4.94 from 16 votes

Whole-wheat Vegan Challah Bread: Eggless Bliss

A braided and nutritious Vegan Whole Wheat Challah Bread
Cook Time30 mins
15 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Bread
Cuisine: Jewish
Diet: Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: Vegan challah, Whole wheat challah
Servings: 12 slices
Calories: 169kcal


  • 2 ¼ teaspoon active dry yeast
  • ½ cup warm water
  • 4 tablespoon flaxmeal whisked with 6 tablespoon water
  • 3 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ cup whole-wheat pastry flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 ½ cup bread flour


  • Mix the yeast and the warm water in a mixing bowl and leave alone for five minutes to ensure the yeast is alive and frothing.
  • Add the flaxmeal mixture, the two vegetable oil, sugar and salt. Mix until blended, then add the flours. Knead on medium low speed in a stand mixer for 5 minutes or about 10 minutes by hand. The dough should be elastic and smooth.
  • Transfer the dough to an oiled bowl, turn it once to coat the top with oil, then cover with plastic wrap and let it sit for about 2 ½ hours in a warm place.
  • Punch down the dough, knead a bit, and then refrigerate for about 4-5 hours until the dough has doubled.
  • Divide the dough into three balls and let them rest, covered with a kitchen towel or plastic wrap, for about 15 minutes.
  • Roll each ball into a rope about 12 inches in length. Dust with flour.
  • Place the three ropes side-by-side. Now pinch together the top ends and carefully braid the three, like you'd braid your hair. For instance, pick the left rope and place it between the right and the middle rope, then pick the right rope and place it between the left and middle ropes, and so on.
  • Pinch together the ends and tuck them under the bread.
  • Transfer the loaf to a baking sheet dusted with cornmeal.
  • Brush the top of the loaf with some olive oil which will give it a lovely glaze after baking.
  • Cover the loaf with oiled plastic wrap and set it in a warm place to rise. In about an hour, it would have nearly doubled in size.
  • Brush the loaf again with olive oil, sprinkle some sesame seeds over it, then place it in a preheated 375-degree oven and bake for 30 minutes.
  • Cool the loaf on a rack before cutting in.
  • Enjoy!


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 169kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 196mg | Potassium: 105mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 0.9mg