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7 Ways to Use up Leftover Challah, Plus 8 Ways to Make It from Scratch

While it’s not necessarily central to the holiday, challah has become an integral part of many Rosh Hashanah celebrations. If you don’t celebrate, Rosh Hashanah takes place from sundown tonight to nightfall on September 6. It’s one of four Jewish new years, and it’s synonymous with the creation of new humans, animals, legal contracts, and, of course, now, good food!

To celebrate, challah’s just one of many dishes you can whip up! Though most people buy challah at the store these days, making your own can be a fun way of getting in touch with your heritage. But whether you buy it or make it, if you’re like us, any holiday entails stocking up on way more food than any reasonable guests could possibly eat. So there’s a good chance you’ll have some challah left over after Rosh Hashanah. Without a little planning, any bread product goes from “leftover” to “trash” quickly. So it’s good to have a few recipes on hand so that you can keep your challah from going to waste.

Click through for a 15 creative challah recipes!

  • 15 Mouthwatering Challah Recipes for Your Rosh Hashanah Feast 1 of 16
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    Try one of these 8 creative homemade challah recipes, plus 7 delicious way to use up your leftovers!

  • Homemade Peach Challah 2 of 16
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    Adding some fresh peaches to your homemade challah is the perfect way to embrace the season! This simple step-by-step recipe from Vintage Kitchen Notes will ensure that even novice bakers make a delicious loaf!


    Vintage Kitchen Notes has the recipe

    
Image: Vintage Kitchen Notes 

  • Vanilla Bean and Lemon Challah French Toast 3 of 16
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    Eggy challah takes on the wonderful flavors of real vanilla bean and lemon in this bright and sweet French toast recipe.

    Babble Food has the recipe

    Image: Brooklyn Supper 

  • Classic Braided Challah 4 of 16
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    Looking for a picture-perfect, classic challah recipe? This is it! Head over to What Jew Wanna Eat to get started baking up a delicious challah recipe!


    What Jew Wanna Eat has the recipe

    
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  • Strawberry Baked French Toast 5 of 16
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    Baked French toast is a great breakfast recipe to make for guests because it can be assembled, or even baked, ahead of time. Day-old challah makes for seriously excellent French toast.

    Brooklyn Supper has the recipe

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  • Homemade Pumpkin Challah 6 of 16
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    Add some seasonal flavor to your challah recipe with this simple homemade pumpkin challah. The pumpkin lends a subtle little bit of sweetness to this beautiful braided loaf.

    Babble Food has the recipe

    Image: Jaime Richardson 

  • Demara Sugar Honey Challah 7 of 16
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    This round braided demara sugar honey challah from Karen's Kitchen Stories is especially great for Rosh Hashanah as the circular shape symbolizes the cyclical nature of the year.


    Karen's Kitchen Stories has the recipe

    
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  • Mini Challah French Toast 8 of 16
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    Whip up a batch of delicious, kid-friendly French toast in minutes with this simple French "toastlette" recipe! 

    Babble Food has the recipe

    Image: Kelsey Banfield

  • Cinnamon Sugar Challah 9 of 16
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    Like other round challah loafs, this cinnamon-infused round challah loaf from Vintage Kitchen Notes represents  the circularity of the year, but
 its sweet cinnamon flavor also represents hope for a sweet new year.

    Vintage Kitchen Notes has the recipe


    Image: Vintage Kitchen Notes 

  • Challah French Toast with Maple Butter 10 of 16
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    This irresistible challah French toast recipe is topped with juicy mixed berries and smoky maple butter. Breakfast perfection!

    Babble Food has the recipe

    Image: Bromberg Bros. Blue Ribbon Cookbook by Bruce and Eric Bromberg and Melissa Clark, copyright © 2010. Published by Clarkson Potter, a division of Random House, Inc.

    Photography by Quentin Bacon

  • Gruyere Challah 11 of 16
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    Not only will this homemade Gruyere challah from Vintage Kitchen Notes be delicious with dinner, but it's also the perfect bread for hearty sandwiches!

    Vintage Kitchen Notes has the recipe

    
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  • Spiced Pumpkin Challah 12 of 16
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    Savor the flavors of fall with a spiced take on pumpkin challah from What Jew Wanna Eat. Her simple recipe bakes up into a beautiful braided loaf.


    What Jew Wanna Eat has the recipe

    
Image: What Jew Wanna Eat 

  • Easy Challah 13 of 16
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    This recipe form Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks is the perfect started recipe for homemade challah newbies. 


    Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks has the recipe

    
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  • Kale and Cheddar Strata 14 of 16
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    A savory strata can be a great way to use leftover challah for a satisfying dinner. This recipe is especially wonderful because it only takes minutes to prepare!

    Babble Food has the recipe

    Image: Brooklyn Supper 

  • Pumpkin Challah French Toast 15 of 16
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    You know a great way to use up your leftover pumpkin challah? By making pumpkin challah French toast, of course! This simple, completely delicious recipe lets the great flavors of homemade challah shine!

    Babble Food has the recipe

    Image: Jaime Richardson 

  • Meyer Lemon Blueberry Challah Bread Pudding 16 of 16
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    Turn leftover challah into dessert with this wonderfully sweet and tangy recipe for Meyer lemon and blueberry bread pudding.

    Babble Food has the recipe

    Image: Brooklyn Supper 

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