Recipe 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:

It is the psyllium that makes this raw bread recipe spongy and good. YOU MUST USE PSYLLIUM 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. 

Note: this recipe calls for psyllium husk and works best with it.  But if you must use psyllium powder and I can't stop you, note that psyllium powder equals one third the whole husks.  (In other words, use 1/3 cup psyllium powder or 1 cup psyllium husk in this recipe. I recommend using psyllium husk.)

Also, 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.

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Nutrition Facts

Nutritional score: 79 out of 100
  • 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.

Amounts per 66 g (2 oz) suggested serving

NameAmount% Daily
Calories 196 8 %
Protein 6 g 11 %
Fat 14 g 18 %
Carbohydrates 14 g 4 %
Dietary Fiber 9 g 28 %
Sugars 2.1 g
Calcium 100 mg 10 %
Iron 1.3 mg 10 %
Sodium 294 mg 13 %
Source: USDA, The Rawtarian

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Hey Jessica!

Yes, you can definitely use sunflower seeds instead, that would be the best substitute for the almonds. (Or a mixture of almonds and sunflower seeds.)

Alternatively, you could *try* using walnuts or pecans, but they might be a bit too oily - I haven't made this with anything other than almonds or sunflower seeds.

Hope this helps!

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Nicole Petersen's Review

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Thank you so much for this recipe. It was so simple, and the bread turned out amazing. It has the perfect texture and a wonderful taste!

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Hi Nicole,

I'm so glad you enjoyed it! What did you eat it with?

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I had it alongside raw zucchini noodles with avocado pesto! :)

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Oooh fancy! Very nice :)

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Hi. Made this bread yesterday with 2 issues. 1) I needed to use way more water than called for and 2) it took over 24 hrs in dehydrator and still wasn't cooked in the inside and too hard on outside. Still very good bread but something was not right. Looked at your discussion panel of psyllium husk and it says that psyllium powder (what I used) equals one third the whole husks (what you're using). Still I enjoy it - thanks for this great recipe - can't wait to make it again correctly (using 1/3 the amount of psyllium powder)!

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Hi Spring, thank you for your comment. I did alter the recipe to reflect the difference between husk and powder.
1/3 cup psyllium powder or 1 cup psyllium husk in this recipe. I recommend using psyllium husk.

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Good to know. Love this RAW bread but finished it too quickly! :-)

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A common problem, Spring! :)

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Gina's Review

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This bread rocks!! Yay!! I love it and so did my family!! You are an artist with your recipes!! I've made several this week. I'm soooooo happyyyyy!! And psyllium is so healthy!! Usually I just take it with water to be healthy, but now I can hide in my yummy bread!! Thank you Jesus for the Rawtarian!! Yay!! ❤️Gina

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Aww, Gina, thank you so much! Your comment made my day!!!! :)

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Please Help! I made this recipe and as I read in a previous comment - I'm so new to this, I don't understand the different types of psyllium - ground or just husk. Your answer to previous person was You use 'flake'. That was not an option at health food store. As I was making the raw sweet bread also, I got the ground. This recipe does not say so I used the ground psyllium. I had a huge bowl of stuff and after adding more than a cup of water it was still very dry and fluffy. I eventually got it so I could force it together some what. I guess needless to say now, the loaves are very dry. Any ideas how I can salvage, re-use, start over - what to do to save these ingredients? I'm assuming at this point in Your recipes if it doesn't specifically say 'ground' You mean just plain psyllium husks? LOVE Your gifting! You are brilliant! TY for sharing with us so we can have a healthy weight appropriate future ;-)

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Hi,
I cant eat psyllium...(hypotoxic, no grains) is there anything else that can replace it?
thanks

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Psyllium is not a grain and the husk contains no seed of any kind, even had it started out as a grain seed. This article explains it in detail very well. http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/psyllium-husk-whole-grain-11329.html

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Thanks for sharing that, Becky!

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Hi Emmanuelle, this recipe requires psyllium.

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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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A small dose of psyllium keeps you regular, but a big dose has the opposite effect. We used to take a big dose of psyllium before camping festivals in order to avoid the disgusting public facilities. As there's a cup of it in this recipe I would not eat more than 2 loaves a day. Jamie if you only had a little then perhaps that's something you should get checked out?

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Thanks for sharing that, Camilia.

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Thanks for the info. I did eat more than two loaves. After I did the enema and salt water cleanse I felt the psyllium helped clean me out, but up until the point, it was very uncomfortable. I think I will get checked regardless. Thanks for your advice.

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Good to get checked out, Jamie.

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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

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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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