Rosh Hashanah Canteen Recipe Round-Up


Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year celebration. The foods we share at the holiday table represent the hope for a sweet New Year. 

The food we serve is steeped in symbolic tradition. Over the years the Canteen has offered gluten-free baking recipes for Jewish holidays. Our baking book Nosh on This contains several traditional Jewish holiday baking recipes, all gluten-free and many more dairy-free. We thought this round-up of Rosh Hashanah Canteen recipes might be helpful. L’Shana Tova.

This ChChallah from GF Canteenallah recipe is quick and easy and will surprise everyone at the table when you tell them it is gluten-free. No one will regret dipping this bread into honey and it might even become a favorite for Shabbat dinner, too.

FiggyTart_served_sq1kFiggy Tart filled with baked fresh figs plus a honey pomegranate sauce is a pretty fancy dessert but it isn’t difficult to prepare. If everyone at the table is a fan of figs, this is a pretty fine dessert.

The Rosh Hashanah Honey Orange Fig Cake from Gluten Free Canteeneasiest recipe ever is the Honey Orange Fig Cake. Sometimes simple is the most elegant. Fresh figs are just the thing that makes this cake special.

Our HoneyCake_2circle_sq1kfirst Honey Cake recipe was a big hit and still remains so. We’ve made many more since, but this remains the one that people search for the most.

Rosh Hashanah Pecan Honey Fig Shortbread Squares. Gluten and dairy-free delicious.These Shortbread Figgy Pecan Honey Squares are gooey and delicious and not all that traditional which makes them a nice alternative for anyone wanting a dessert that is slightly different.

AppleUpsideDowncake_oh_sq1kApple Upside Down Cake makes an appearance in both the blog and Nosh on This. It’s all dairy-free and gooey with caramelized apples that make the cake really special. The cake uses a box mix to make life easier.

HoneyAppleCrostatas_serving_sq1kApple Honey Crostata is one of the easiest, but dressiest desserts to prepare and uses every traditional ingredient for the Jewish New Year.

PecGrain-Free Pecan Honey Cake for Rosh Hashanah from Gluten Free Canteenan Honey Cake is all grain-free which would be a great choice if your family is eating paleo or just avoiding grain. This cake is probably one of our favorites and the blanched almond flour helps give the cake extra flavor.

Figgy UpFiggy Upside Down Honey Cake for Rosh Hashanah - gluten and dairy-freeside Down Honey Cake is a new recipe this season. It features fresh figs teamed with honey and spice which gives the traditional honey cake a nice change and big flavor.

Rustic Honey Apple Frangelico Tart. Gluten and dairy-free and perfect for Rosh Hashanah.Honey Apple Frangelico Tart is ridiculously good, especially when served just slightly warm drizzled with warm honey. Want to make something very different but also traditional? Tarts are not hard to prepare and offer a way to use some interesting pairings like Frangelico with apples.

Got overnight company for the holiday? These RaisinHoneyCakeMuffins_ontray_sq1kHoney Cake Muffins are a nice way to celebrate the New Year with family and friends while drinking the morning coffee.

Pumpkin Apple Cupcakes with Honey Buttercream for Rosh Hashanah, freshly decoratedHoney Buttercream Pumpkin Cupcakes are just the thing. These would make a fantastic gift to bring to your favorite host or hostess.

NoOrder your copy today!sh on This. You can’t go wrong having the book on your shelf when the mood strikes for traditional and nuevo-ish traditional (like black and white cookies). As a book for yourself or a gift for your favorite gluten-free baker, it features recipes, photos, and a bit of gluten-free baking advice. If you enjoy the blog, you’ll enjoy the book.


  1. Absolutely gorgeous roundup, Lisa! I love your presentation of all the recipes. 🙂

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    • GlutenFreeCanteen says:

      Thanks, Shirley. Thought it would be helpful to have all the recipes in one post for easier access.

  2. The Gluten Free Challah looks wonderful !

  3. Happy New Year………….I have been making your GF Challah’s for over a year now. My GF family loves them. I have now been asked to bring GF challahs (3-4) to our extended family Break the Fast. There is travel and overnights involved. No way to make them once there. Have you had success with freezing the GF challahs? Any tips?

    • GlutenFreeCanteen says:

      Hi Cheryl. Glad you are enjoying the challah. It is always best on the day it is baked. Any chance you can mix the dry ingredients at home, pack it up along with a pan and make it there? Otherwise, try this method. Bake, cool, wrap tightly and wrap again (no freezer burn). Take them directly from the freezer without unwrapping and bring them to your destination. About an hour before serving, unwrap, spritz with water, lightly, place on a baking pan and refresh the bread in a low preheated oven (about 300 degrees) for about 10-15 minutes or until warm. Serve immediately (if it cools down it won’t taste as good). The downside is that Gf bread does get a bit less soft if left to sit overnight – a humid warm oven is bread’s best friend. Also, slicing and toasting helps, too. Hope the info helps. Happy New Year to you, too.