Recipe Directions

  • 1. Place the sunflower seeds in your food processor and process into a fine meal. Take out of food processor and set aside. (You do not need to wash your food processor yet.)
  • 2. Peel onions, place in empty food processor and process in your food processor until small but not mushy. (Do not use a high-speed blender.)
  • 3. Place onions in a large mixing bowl. Add everything else, including the ground sunflower seeds. Mix with a spoon. If it's dry and won't mix, you can add a small splash of water (ex. 1 tbsp), but I doubt you'll need to add any water at all.
  • 4. Spread onto dehydrator trays. Use parchment paper (not wax paper because it'll melt and stick!!!) or teflex sheets as a base. This raw onion bread recipe makes three Excalibur trays.
  • 5. Dehydrate for 1 hour at 120 degrees, then reduce to 105 degrees and dry for another 6 hours. Once the bread starts drying out and holding together, score them with a knife into the size that you'd like.
  • 6. At some point you'll want to flip them over, remove the parchment paper and finish dehydrating them, maybe for another 4 hours or so. I like them to be a bit chewy. Just try nibbling on this raw onion bread recipe and see whether you want it crispier. Dehydrating times can vary greatly, so trust YOUR judgment.
  • 7. Enjoy this raw onion bread recipe!

The Rawtarian's Thoughts

By The Rawtarian

I first tasted raw onion bread at a tiny raw food restaurant. I immediately went home and started searching online for a raw onion bread recipe that tasted just as good!

Well, nothing compares with having raw onion bread made by someone else and served to you with a smile, but...second best is making this raw onion bread recipe for yourself at home!

I had never made raw crackers or raw bread that included olive oil, but the addition of olive oil makes this raw onion bread recipe so easy to spread! This recipe makes enough for three sheets of onion bread.

In terms of onion measurements, here I call for 3 massive sweet white onions. This is about 2.5 pounds or about 5 cups chopped.

I like to dehydrate this raw onion bread recipe until it's basically dry but still pliable/bendable.

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Nutrition Facts

Nutritional score: 76 out of 100
  • This recipe is very low in Carbohydrates.
  • This recipe is low in Sodium.
  • This recipe is an excellent source of Vitamin E.
  • This recipe is a good source of Protein, Dietary Fiber, Iron, and Vitamin B6.
  • This recipe is a noteworthy source of Calcium, Vitamin C, and Riboflavin.

Amounts per 197 g (7 oz) suggested serving

NameAmount% Daily
Calories 408 17 %
Protein 11 g 19 %
Fat 33 g 41 %
Carbohydrates 23 g 7 %
Dietary Fiber 10 g 31 %
Sugars 7 g
Calcium 103 mg 10 %
Iron 2.8 mg 22 %
Sodium 312 mg 14 %
Source: USDA, The Rawtarian

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Ahoy! Sounds awesome. Nice idea to make them into nice teaser-sized squares!

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Hi! can you help me think of an alternative to the raw tamari or nama shoyu? I ask this because i'm going ultra healthy and so I'm not eating soy in any way or form. To the point it scares the heck out of me! Peace!

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Hi Santino,

You could omit it completely. Also, you could also try Braggs Liquid Aminos? Can't remember if they have soy sauce or not.

But again, you could leave it out completely and that would be fine

Hope this helps!

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Thanks for your prompt reply. Since that ingredient was not listed as optional, I wasn't sure at all if I can remove it entirely, without disturbing your original recipe! Pretty much clear now.

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No problem Santino :) Happy to help

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ChrissiFisher's Review

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Made last night and had for lunch today. Best savory bread substitute I've had since going gluten free years ago. This will be a staple recipe for me, whether made into wraps, as bread or crisped as crackers. I can't use soy, so coconut aminos worked perfectly in place of the soy sauce. Recipe is an amazing "keeper"!

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Awesome Chrissi! Pic looks delicious too. What did you eat them with?

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I have been making this bread for several years. I have tried several different kinds of raw bread/crackers, but I always come back to this one. It is my favorite. My husband will say "you are making onion bread" because when he comes in after it begins to dehydrate, it does burn his eyes a bit for awhile. But he seems very proud of it to others. It's good, worth the effort.

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It does have a certain scent, a certain "je ne sais quois" that does burn the eyes heehee, but, as you say, worth it!

PS: Your husband sounds like a doll lol

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HI,
I haven't made this recipe yet however I am familiar with dehydrating. However can you freeze this recipe. I love to have these things on hand yet I noticed the shelf life is only 5 days???

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Hi Denise! I haven't frozen them myself, but I think that would be fine. When ready to eat, defrost and then perhaps place in dehydrator again for an hour or so

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Tanya's Review

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Fantastic! As a very new appreciator of raw diet and dehydrators, this recipe resulted in am amazing treat! After 30 days on AIP [Autoimmune Protocol Diet] with restrictions on all nuts and grains, this was a lovey experience being able to eat something bready and( with the extra I kept in the dehydrator) crackery! My only difficulty as a newbie to this was not having your suggestions for how thick to spread it on the parchment paper.

But amazing flavour and as I cannot do soy, I used cocunut aminos and a bit of pink himilayan salt which were a super substitute. Also added some fresh rosemary as its everywhere and darn it tates great! Thanks for sharing this recipe. I think its going to become a staple.

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Hi Tanya, sounds like a success! Sure is nice to have breadlike textures, yeah?

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Jessica's Review

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I know I commented on this earlier but I swear I could eat this bread every day. My favorite sandwich with it is avocado spread on it, kale, bean sprouts and tomatoes topped with a drizzle of olive oil, lemon juice, salt pepper and basil.

sooooooooo amazing. I single handedly ate all but a slice out of one tray (nesco gardenmaster) yesterday. So sorry the picture doesn't do it justice!

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Hi Jessica,

Love seeing your sandwich! Can I have a bite? ;P

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Amanda's Review

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The best raw bread recipe I have found AND since it is not nut based it goes really well with a nut pate !

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Hi Amanda, you are SO right! The bread is nice and light - you are right. Having a nut bread + nut pate is a bit heavy, so this bread is a nice option. Glad to have you here :)

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I must have done something wrong because mine did not turn out so well. Perhaps my onions weren't sweet enough. The end result was far, far too bitter and 'oniony'. It tasted like eating straight onion powder- so I went with that and ground it up! I've been sprinkling it on everything and eating it this way is delicious! Thank you for the recipe, I'll try it again when I find some sweeter onions.

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Hi Fiona--  yes, you definitenly want to use "sweet yellow onions" for this recipe for sure. In my grocery store they are labeled as
"sweet onions" or "sweet yellow onions" - they are big and yellow

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By the way, I just realized that in the description it says "3 massive, huge sweet white onions (2.5 pounds)" The white may be throwing some people off.

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Hi Jessica, good point. I should really make some more normal ratios, like something like 4 1/2 cups of chopped sweet onion.

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Holly's Review

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I made this recipe, I didn't have sunflower seeds at the time, so I used cashews instead.
Next time I need to triple the recipe! I made it quite thin, but it was sooooooo good!
Yes, my tiny apartment reeked of onions at first, (It's worth it for the yummy onion bread.) but I boiled some vinegar and cinnamon and the next day my guests couldn't even tell.

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Hi Holly - genius trick about the vinegar and cinnamon! Also, I bet the onion bread was awesome with the cashews!!!!!!!!!!!

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I tried this over the weekend and I LOVE IT! My 16 yr old daughter came in the kitchen and asked were the fajiti's were. I told her i was not making anything. She asked what the smell was because it was yummy. I pointed to the dehydrator. I am the only one plant strong in a house of four people, which 2 are teens. I may have to make this weekly!

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Leauna, sounds like you are enticing your teens bit by bit! Glad you liked this bread. It goes SO well with avocado. And alfalfa sprouts!

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