Bread Machine Challah


This bread machine challah recipe is absolutely delicious. I use a 2-pound bread machine to make the challah dough. It freezes well.

close up view of two loaves of Bread Machine Challah on a cooling rack
Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
1 hr 5 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 55 mins
2 loaves


  • 1 cup warm water

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • ½ cup vegetable oil

  • 2 large eggs, room temperature

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • 2 ½ teaspoons salt

  • 4 cups bread flour

  • 2 ¼ teaspoons bread machine yeast

Egg Wash:

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 tablespoon water


  1. Place warm water, sugar, oil, eggs, honey, salt, flour, and yeast into a bread machine in the order listed, or follow the order recommended by the manufacturer if different. Select Dough cycle; press Start.

  2. Remove dough from the machine after the cycle is done and place on a lightly floured board. Punch dough down and let rest for 5 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, grease a baking tray.

  4. Divide dough in half, then divide each half into 3 equal pieces. Roll each piece into ropes, about 12- to 14-inches long. Braid 3 ropes into a loaf to form 2 loaves. Gently place loaves onto the prepared baking tray. Mist loaves with water and cover loosely with plastic wrap. Let rise in a warm, draft-free place until doubled in size, 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

  5. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  6. Make egg wash: Beat together egg and water in a small bowl until well combined.

  7. Brush the top and sides of loaves with egg wash.

  8. Bake in the preheated oven for about 20 to 25 minutes. If loaves begin to brown too soon, cover them loosely with aluminum foil.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

182 Calories
7g Fat
26g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 182
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 28mg 9%
Sodium 302mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 4g
Calcium 9mg 1%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 47mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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