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Vegan Seeded Challah bread is soft and has a great crumb. This bread can be made into a traditional braid or a more fancy looking swirls. Perfect to eat just as is or with some butter and jam.


Servings

4 Round Loaves

Total time

60 minutes


Ingredients

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 2 tsp instant yeast
  • ¾ cup warm water
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp millet
  • ¼ cup pumpkin seeds
  • 2 tbsp sunflower seeds
  • 2 tbsp Whole Flax seeds
  • 1 tbsp Poppy seeds
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 2 tbsp Egg replacer powder whisked in 6tbsp of water (or use 2 large eggs)
  • ⅓ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp molasses (or Honey, for non-vegan option)
  • 2 tbsp almond milk
  • 1 tbsp agave nectar
  • as needed Pumpkin seeds (optional)
  • as needed Sunflower seeds (optional)
  • as needed Sesame seeds (optional)


Method

  1. Combine all the ingredients for the dough in a large mixing bowl or the bowl of the stand mixer. Mix and knead until a nice smooth dough forms.
  2. Transfer the dough to an lightly greased bowl, cover and set aside to rise for 2~3 hours. Alternatively, dough can be refrigerated overnight at this stage and then let it sit at room temperature for 1 hour before shaping.
  3. Divide the dough in quarters and roll each into a skinny log of about 18~20" long. Coil each log up like a snail and press the end onto the dough. Place the rolled logs onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Make sure that there is enough space between the coils to rise and bake.
  4. Alternately, dough can be made into a braid, but dividing the dough into 3 equal size pieces. Roll them out into skinny equal size logs and then braid them. Make sure to pinch the ends and tuck them under for a cleaner finish.*
  5. Cover and set aside to rise for 30 minutes.
  6. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  7. Combine almond milk and agave in a small bowl. Brush the coils generously with the almond milk mixture and sprinkle with additional seeds, if desired.
  8. Bake for 25~30 minutes or until the loaves are golden brown and have an internal temperature of 190°F. Remove from the oven and cool before slicing.
  9. Store leftovers, well wrapped, at room temperature, for several days. Freeze for longer storage.

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