16 Tasty Hanukkah Recipes

Eight nights of Hanukkah means eight nights of delicious, home-cooked meals, traditional treats, and new recipes from (and for) your loved ones. We rounded up Babble’s best Hanukkah recipes – from savory latkes to some lovely Nutella and jelly sufganiyot. Check out the recipes below and get inspired!

1. Pumpkin Challah

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Add a seasonal twist to the traditional braided bread by adding pumpkin! While this isn’t the quickest recipe to whip up, trust us: it’s totally worth it. (via Babble)

2. Nutella and Strawberry Sufganiyot

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Give this classic Hanukkah treat a chocolate-hazelnut twist! (via Babble)

3. Curried Sweet Potato Latkas

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Curry powder adds a little heat to this Hanukkah table classic, while sweet potatoes give the meal a nutritional boost. (via Babble)

4. Applesauce

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Applesauce is to latkas as ketchup is to french fries — you can eat them without, but why would you? Since this ultra-simple recipe also freezes well, you can enjoy the fruits of your labor long after the candles have burned low. (via Babble)

5. Root Beer-Braised Brisket

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A dish hearty enough for an army of hungry Maccabees, this root beer-infused brisket uses a slow cooker to lock in moisture. The kids will love that they’re getting soda for dinner — and you’ll love that you didn’t have to heat up the oven to make it! (via Babble)

6. Spiced Apple or Pear Doughnuts

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This all-fruit interpretation of sufganiyot uses apples and pears instead of dough for a (slightly) healthier — but just as festive — take on the classic sweet. (via Babble)

7. Olive Oil Cake

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With only enough oil for one night of light, the temple lamps burned for eight. There may not be anything “miraculous” about this commemorative cake, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t delicious! (via Babble)

8. Perfect Potato Latkes

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Sometimes you just need a no-frills latke. Celebrate the miracle of lights by frying up a batch of these potato pancakes. (via Babble)

9. Onion Rings

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The ancient Israelites may not have been noshing on onion rings, but thee snacks capture the holiday spirit. Like latkes and sufganiyot, the fast-food favorite is an ode to oil; and since Hanukkah is a celebration of the stuff, you can dig in! (via Babble)

10. Apple Cider Punch

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Fruity, fizzy, and fun, this toasty punch is a perfect drink for a party or special dinner. (via Babble)

11. Rugelach

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Though they’re not fried in oil, these strudel-like cookies are a Hanukkah delicacy. This version uses currants, nuts, and jam for the filling. (via Babble)

12. Sweet Potato Latkes with Cranberry Chutney

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This unique twist on latkes will leave your guests wanting more. Regular potato pancakes are delicious, but the use of sweet potatoes really takes them to the next level. (via The Chew)

13. Sour Cream Raisin Pie

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The latkes are gone, and you still have a pint of leftover sour cream? Give this tangy tart a try! We smell a Hanukkah tradition in the making … (via Babble)

14. Homemade Mini Donuts

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How cute are these deep-fried delights? While thee mini donuts are perfect for any festive party, you may find yourself whipping up a batch to keep hidden in your own kitchen! (via Babble)

15. Mandel Brot

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Mandel brot are deliciously crunchy twice-baked cookies — think the Jewish version of biscotti. Feel free to add chocolate chips, raisins, or any other yummy tidbits you have in the kitchen to make this recipe you own. (via Babble)

16. Batali Latkes

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Looking for a way to mix up your Hanukkah celebration this year? Try out Mario Batali’s celery root cakes. Delish! (via The Chew)

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