Onion Bread
Gluten Free, Raw, Vegan

How to Make Onion Bread (and Burgers)

This onion bread recipe is so tasty, it became an instant hit in our home.  This gluten free, raw vegan delight also doubles as a great burger patty.

I no longer enjoy processed bread - my body doesn't enjoy it and neither do my taste buds.  Bread products made from wheat are very hard to digest. 

Did you know that the ingredients used to make those white slices of bread are not much different than the ingredients used to make glue paste used in kindergarten classes?  And if you notice, when you chew up a piece of that white bread it turns into a gooey, gummy paste-like substance in your mouth.

If it is gooey and gummy in your mouth, it will be that way as it moves through your digestive tract and this is not the best way to assist your digestion in doing its job in the most efficient way.

Gluten is a protein that is found in wheat (among other grains) that many people have a very hard time processing nowadays.  It can cause a great deal of discomfort not to mention hindering the absorption of nutrients.

So, what to do if you love bread but want to find a healthier substitute?

There are breads out there now that are made without using wheat.  Sprouted grain breads are much easier to digest and are much more nutrient rich than the old white slices of bread.

And you can try this amazing ONION BREAD recipe.

Onion Bread


  • 3 big sweet onions, peeled (2-3 pounds)
  • 1 cup ground nuts and/or seeds (eg. sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, hemp seeds, almonds, brazil nuts, etc .. try a mix)
  • 1 cup ground chia seeds OR flax seeds (grind fresh)
  • 1/3 cup cold pressed olive oil
  • 3 tbsp tamari or nama shoyu
  • Love (always make everything with Love)

Process onions in a food processor until finely chopped (do not over process).

In a large bowl combine chopped onions with all other ingredients.

Mix and knead ingredients together well.  You should now have a dough like consistency.

Place on dehydrator trays (using teflex sheets) forming into your desired shape. 

Dehydrating time will vary depending on how chewy you like your bread (or burgers or crackers).  I leave mine for around 6 hours at about 115F and then keep checking until my desired consistency is reached.  After a few hours you can turn them over, remove the teflex sheets and then continue drying.

To make onion bread, form into small loaves;

Onion Bread, Gluten Free Bread

These also make amazing burger patties, just form into a patty shape before dehydrating;

Onion Burgers
Onion Burgers or Bread

Aside from onion bread and onion burgers, this recipe also makes really great onion crackers.  Just form the dough into a thinner patty on the dehydrator tray and dehydrate until crispy.  You can score the dough into the shape of the crackers you would like (best done about an hour into the drying process) or break them into cracker pieces once crispy.

This onion bread recipe is so versatile and has become a favourite in our home.  Make this recipe your own be coming up with new ways to use it. 

  • Use in place of meat burgers
  • Use as crackers with a variety of toppings or crumbled into soup or salads
  • Use as a bread to hold fillings of your choice
  • Snack on as is
  • Use as a side with any meal you are serving
  • Mix and match the nuts and seeds you use to come up with different tastes
  • Try using coconut oil instead of olive oil for a completely different flavor (and nutrient) profile.
  • Got other ideas, please share in the comments section below

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