Paleo Hanukkah Menu

Latkes with applesauce are my favorite part of the Hanukkah meal –gluten-free, grain-free and Paleo of course.

The Hanukkah meal is a special dinner for us during the holiday season, we look forward to it all year. As soon as the gluten-free latkes hit the plate, they seem to disappear. Boys + latkes = lethal combination.

I am sharing our Paleo Hanukkah Menu so that you too can enjoy this amazing holiday whether you are Jewish or not.

I began the tradition of making apple sauce from scratch shortly after the boys were born. Every year since they have devoured my homemade apple sauce. I also serve roasted broccoli (one of their favorite everyday dishes), though you could roast other green vegetables such as asparagus or zucchini. Of course, I bake a chicken, which my husband loves. This is our traditional Jewish (Paleo) meal.

Paleo Hanukkah Menu

Fried food is a huge part of the Hanukkah tradition, and I must confess, it is my favorite. I make it healthy by keeping oil to a minimum and not deep frying anything.

What is your favorite way to make latkes (fried vegetable pancakes) and what condiments do you serve them with?


  1. Bernie from NC says

    I like to do a whole smorgasbord of Latkes. I use Elana’s butternut squash latkes, sweet potato latkes from Reluctant Veggie website, zucchini latkes with chickpea flour and cumin in them from go dairy free website, sometimes I do Elana’s carrot and scallion latkes, potato and apple latkes from the GOOP website, another zucchini one with dill and oregano from cook it allergy free website and an ordinary zucchini one with no special seasonings that I got from a friend. I make all the latkes gluten-free, dairy free using quinoa or sorghum flours (except the one with chick pea flour). If I have to cut back on the onions for some friends and family then I use organic granulated onion/onion powder instead. I also have been making them egg-free using ground flax seed with hot water as the egg substitute. I did a giant batch of ordinary zucchini latkes one year with flax instead of eggs for my daughter’s class and all the kids gobbled them up. For toppings we generally use applesauce or sometimes just eat them as is without any topping. The apple-potato one from GOOP is really nice with smoked salmon (lox) and even some cream cheese (in our house that would be goat cream cheese).
    Elana thank you for all your wonderful recipes, not just for Hanukkah but for all times of the year.
    Happy Hanukkah to all.

    • says

      Bernie, I would like to say that your recipe looks pretty healthy and tasty. A lot of times people say that if it’s healthy, it’s non tasty which isn’t always true. The Zucchini, smoked Salmon and more… MMMMMM.
      Happy Hanukkah folks!!

  2. Edie says

    Thanks for the great Latkes recipes, I’m having a party next week and this sure will help.
    Do you have a recipe for sufganiyot?

    Happy Hanukkah

    • Bernie from NC says

      Reform Judaism magazine from winter 2011 on page 25 had a recipe for gluten-free sweet potato spiced sufganyot. I have not tried it. I only have a xerox copy in my cooking binder. You may be able to find out more on their website reformjudaismmag dot org.

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