Overview

This raw bread recipe uses psyllium husk to give it a nice spongy texture. A dehydrator is required.
  • Prep Time

    10 min
  • Total Time

    7 hours 10 min
  • Suggested Servings

    12 servings
  • Yield

    6 small loaves
  • Shelf Life

    4 days in fridge
  • Equipment

Ingredients

Nutrition Facts

Directions

  • 1. Place almonds in food processor. Process until they look like slightly chunky "almond flour." REMOVE from food processor and dump into big bowl.
  • 2. Add psyllium husk, flax and salt to bowl that contains "almond flour" that you just made.
  • 3. Your food processor should now be empty. Add onions, garlic and lemon juice to your food processor. Process until quite liquidy, mushy and pourable.
  • 4. Dump onion mixture into the big bowl that contains your dry ingredients.
  • 5. Add 1/3 cup water to big bowl. Mix everything together with spoon. Add more water (1/8 cup) if necessary to get dry, doughlike texture that you can mold into loaves.
  • 6. Mold into six small loaves.
  • 7. Place directly onto dehydrator tray. Dehydrate at 145 degrees for 1 hour - then reduce temperature to 110 degrees. Dehydrate for another 6 hours or so. Tastes best if eaten right out of dehydrator, but can be stored in fridge for 4 days.

The Rawtarian's Thoughts

By The Rawtarian

Because I am always so excitable I think I may have blown my credibility. But this time I mean it - THIS IS SOFT, SUPPLE, CUTTABLE SAVORY RAW BREAD THAT HAS A CRUST!

Giving props where props are due, this overall concept of spongy raw bread recipes were first invented by Chef Ito (as far as I know). Then, I recently watched an excellent tutorial by the delicious Russell James, who inspired me to create simpler and cheaper version of his bread recipe. Our recipes differ in that my raw bread recipe above doesn't require almond pulp or coconut meat - since I never have either.

Also, psyllium husk is kind of crazy on your system since it is explosively fibrous, so don't eat too much of this at once :)

A couple more tips:

1. If your dehydrator doesn't have enough room for the height of these raw loaves - remove the tray above it. Cover the hole from the missing tray with aluminium (tin) foil.  Just tuck it in and wrap around.

PS: It is the psyllium husk that makes this raw bread recipe spongy and good. YOU MUST USE PSYLLIUM HUSK or this recipe won't work. Psyllium husk is pretty cheap - get a big bag of it at your health food store or you can order it online, but that's probably not necessary because I bet you can find it locally. You won't regret it! I plan to make many more recipes soon with psyllium husk.

Nutrition Overview

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  • This recipe is very low in Calories, and Carbohydrates.
  • This recipe is low in Sodium.
  • This recipe is a good source of Dietary Fiber, Riboflavin, and Vitamin E.
  • This recipe is a noteworthy source of Protein, Calcium, and Iron.

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Hi Gilbert,

Thank you for your comment. But have you ever compared the results of oven/round dehydrator versus a real dehydrator? The results are second to none.

I completely understand where you're coming from, but for many people they get turned off if they attempt a raw food recipe and it tastes bad or goes rancid due to ineffective dehdrating.

I have attempted to dehydrate crackers in my oven with the door propped open, and they went mouldy.

You will find that I am very accommodating, realistic and encouraging, and I recommend that when it comes to food processors a very inexpensive model is all you will ever need.

But in my experience an oven just does not work as a substitute for a dehydrator for most recipes.

I appreciate your comment, but I feel that it does not help to say, "Sure, make it in your oven." Then when it doesn't turn out, they won't know whether it was the recipe or the equipment.

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Just made these lovely breads. Absolutely delish. My parents come from a little island called Cyprus where they make a bread using onions and olives. Well, when I saw your recipe using onions, I just had to try it out. I added a handful of chopped, pitted olives (I used the black, shrivelled, sundried ones) and some chopped finely chopped parsley.

My husband says they tasted fabulous and very close to the original, but better. Love your work Laura-Jane. Xxx

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I have to say I don't get what you have against round dehydrators and ovens. I've used both and things really come out fine.

Maybe your $250 dehydrator does it better, but it's like a car: a Porsche is nicer to drive, but it doesn't mean you tell someone without much cash to sell their Hyundai and take out a second mortgage to buy one just because it's nicer. If it gets you where you need to go, it's fine.

And honestly, an oven is fine. Just a note though, if you are using an oven, you need to keep the door propped open to allow air to circulate.

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I'm sorry, but I made this bread and it clogged me up for two days with bad stomach pains. I had to do an enema followed by a salt water cleanse the next morning to get out the psyllium that was swelled in my intestines.

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Oh no, Jamie. That is not good. :(

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this sounds great! the only problem is that psyllium husk and flaxseed meal are not available where i live. are they necessary for the bread and with what can I replace them?

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Hi Layan. The psyllium husk and flaxseed meal are a must for this recipe! You could try finding products online (amazon, vitacost, an online health food store).

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Hope's Review

Raw bread recipe - moist spongy loaves
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I just tried this recipe following directions exactly - the taste came out amazing, but the texture not so much. It was sort of crumbling when I picked it up and the outside seemed quite dry. Any suggestions? Should I dry for less time? Add more liquid? What would help it stick together better?

Thanks!

Hope

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I made these today I used raw sunflower seeds They are very tasty! My only problem is I shouldn't have made an entire recipe just for me and I hope they keep till I eat them all, I am having them with Zucchini pasta and raw Marinara, Thank you so much, also I didn't have a dehydrator so I put them in my toaster oven on 150 till they felt ready,

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Good improvisation, Michelle. I'm glad you liked! :)

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i plan to try this with sesame seeds instead of nuts…any thoughts

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Hi Cheryl,

That should be fine!

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Hi!
I was wondering, Can I use brown onions instead? Looks yummy by the way.
Cheers!

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Hi Mar, sure thing! Brown onions will be fine in this recipe.

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Hi Laura Jane,

I become a member not long ago and so far I´m very exited.
I just wanted to ask you regarding this recipe if I can replace the almonds with something else (nuts, seeds???).

I´m from Argentina and right now the almonds are very very pricey. The thing is I´m looking forward to try this to show my family and friends that raw can be fun and yummy :)

Can you help me pleeeeeease :)

Many thanks. Your site looks amazing so far

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Hi Silvia!

Yes for sure. This recipe is pretty forgiving (not all of my recipes are). You could use sunflower seeds, pecans, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, or any combination of those :)

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I gave it a try with sunflower seeds. I guess I made my loaves too thick because they been in the dehydrator the whole day and they are still not ready. How big should I made them? Sorry! The question must sound really silly but I´m looking forward for bread and I NEED to taste this :)
I´ll let you know if they worked when they are done. In the meantime any tip will be very welcome :)

Thanks for everything
Silvia

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Hi Silvia,

What makes you think they are not ready? They never get **really** dry. That is the appeal of this recipe :) They are soft.

Size of loaf - about 1/6th the size of a normal loaf of bread. :) Like maybe 1 1/2 inches wide by 4 inches long and 1 1/2 inches thick?

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I´ll try it again. I won´t give up on this one until I get it right. I love everything about it so !!!! :)

Thanks for everything. I will let you know when I get it right.... although I might have to try it a couple of times. Cooking has never been my thing.

Silvia :)

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Silvia, you can do it! :)

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Didn´t mention it but I LOVE THIS SITE. Is lovely to hear and see you doing magic in the raw kitchen :)

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Aww, thanks! :)

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I've got all the ingredients, but I can't believe no one is answering these 2 questions:

Whole psyllium or ground?
Whole flax seed or ground?

Please respond, as I'm waiting to make this! Tx!

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Hi Cat!

Whole psyllium or ground? - I am not sure, mine is flakes!

Ground flax seed (AKA flax seed meal)

:)

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Made these yesterday. Were ready this am and what a treat. The bread is amazing. Thanks Laura-Jayne. You are a legend.

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Aw, thanks Rachel! :) I'm pleased that you think I'm legend-material!

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If i leave out the onion and garlic would the bread still be successful? Maybe I could use a fruit instead of garlic and onion?

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Hi Venke!

Try this recipe instead :)

http://www.therawtarian.com/raw-sweet-bread-recipe

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