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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Wow, sounds complicated but a great alternative since your oven seems to do well at low temps. (most ovens do not really go below 100, in my experience).

Thank you for sharing your experiences Karen. They make this site a better resource for all.

Mayo recipe here: http://www.therawtarian.com/raw-mayonnaise-recipe

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I'm curious why I can't use my BlendTec to make this...it works for everything else that calls for a food processor...

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Because the onions would get liquified and you'd lose a lot of the texture that makes this recipe nice

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Is there any way I can find out how many calories are in this?

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You can combine the ingredients with a free online calorie counter like fitday

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Hey Laura-Jane, I don't have a dehydrator as yet and have just started a raw foods diet. Are there any other alternatives - for example, could I just use my oven at a low temperature instead? Suggestions would be really good as I don't have £125 to spend on a dehydrator right now. Many thanks. :)

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No, sorry. Won't work in an oven. Best to not try to make dehydrated recipes until you have a dehydrator.

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If I dehydrate something with a strong smell like this onion bread with other things dehydrating in other trays, would my cookies taste like onion, for example?

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Yes, they would. It's best to dehydrate savory in one batch and sweet in a separate batch to avoid flavors combining in your D

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I can't wait to try this! I wonder if a bowl of white vinegar next to the dehydrator would help with the smell. If it works, I'll let you know. Love all the great ideas!

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If you try it let me know how it turns out!

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Sorry for blowing up your wall with my comments but, the onion bread came out super tasty! (despite the mushyness of the onion), I am trying to think of what yummy filling I can create to make a sandwitch, any suggestions? Thanks!!! :)

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Don't worry, it's the internet. There's PLENTY of room :)

So glad that they turned out well for you despite the mushyness.

Filling: sliced avocado, tomato, sprouts MMMMMMMMMMM

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haha - funny thing is that, I had made that EXACT filling (along with some garlic yummy spread, and threw in some fresh basil too) so funny, great minds think alike!!! So, I used your garlic dressing recipe and grounded up some brazil nuts with it, it came out like a thick spread... super yummy!!!

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Great minds think alike indeed :)

I like your garlic spread idea with the brazil nuts. Genius!

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ooops, i did it mushy .... did i ruin it.... SHOOT.

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Explain! Lol

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Oh no wait, now I get it!! No, not ruined, lol. Just keep going... :)

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Sorry - wrote that all crazy... haha. It actually doesn't taste bad at all, I did a bit of a taste test (while still dehydrating, 2 hours now...) it will probably end up taking a little longer than if I had actually thoroughly read what you wrote the first time .... my guess though, it will take longer...you think?

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i put sundried tomatoes in mine with a little garlic.mmmmmmm lovely!!!!!!!!!

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Glad you like!

For new raw readers, don't make any substitions the first time you make these. But then once you've made them once feel free to go nuts!

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EASILY the best onion bread recipe out there!

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And so easy to spread! I love it too

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Delicious! These are so easy to make and tasty! Thank you for sharing the recipe!

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my pleasure SS

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