Dehydrating adventures: Raw Onion Flat Bread

Posted by on April 4, 2014 at 9:16 am.

A few days ago, I made this raw onion bread for ‘Totally Raw Thursday’ which happens to be a day late since this is being posted on Friday.

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Raw Onion flat bread with a tablespoon of mashed avocado

While I’d seen posts about raw breads, most weren’t too appealing to me because of the high fat content that was used in them. Nuts, seeds, avocados, olives are loaded with nutrients but they also carry a high amount of fat.  Too much fat in my diet makes me sleepy, so I only consume it in small amounts.

I guess I should start at the beginning, right?

This raw onion flat bread is simple to make; it had five or six ingredients. The patience comes in waiting for your food to dehydrate.

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Red onions

I chose red onions for my flat bread, the flavor isn’t as strong as the onions I normally use.

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Carrots and onions prepped in my 12 cup Kitchen Aid Food Processor

Because I love color I also added carrots. Those colors are great together, aren’t they?

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Pureed red bell pepper and tomatoes

To add a bit more sweetness, I added a red pepper and roma tomatoes were tossed in for natural sodium.

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Freshly ground flax seeds that have expanded in water.

To bind the ingredients I ground 1/4 cup of flax seeds. I wasn’t sure if this would be enough to bind the ingredients, but I was willing to experiment. You might be surprised at how much fat is in flax seeds or you might not care!  I let the ground flax seeds soak in about 1/2 cup of water for thirty minutes.  As you can see, it expanded!

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Adding flax mixture to carrots and onions

I slowly added the flax seed mixture to the onions and garlic. Even though onions and carrots made a lot of dough. It looked like a 1/4 cup of my expanded flax seed mixture is enough to coat everything. Phew!

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Onion flatbread – dough

The next step was to slowly spread the ‘dough’ onto my Excalibur trays. This made enough to cover three trays.

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See! Everything has been spread, no holes in the dough, either! Now the only thing left to do was wait. Waiting on something that smells this good? It wasn’t long before the house was filled with the aroma. It smelled so good! I will admit I was concerned with how it would taste, that’s a whole lot of onions!

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Raw onion flat bread – cut into squares

Once they were finished, I cut them into squares with my Kitchen Aid Shears and now the main question, how do they taste?

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Raw Onion flatbread

 

I must say I’m pleased with the results. The raw onion bread dough made a fair amount, but unfortunately the raw onion flat bread is all gone. My daughter loved them (as much as myself) and I shared them with others.

I enjoyed making this onion flat bread. I like mild flavors to so I’m tasting the produce, so I went easy on the seasoning and enjoyed tasting the flavor of the onion, carrots, peppers and tomatoes. They worked well together. These were a pleasure to make and I loved how the bread was bursting with flavor. It was so good, that I ate a few without adding anything to them.

Eaten plain (as a chip) or made into a sandwich this was a healthy, low calorie, gluten free meal that is bursting with flavor.
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Dehydrating adventures: Raw Onion Flat Bread
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Raw onion flat bread that's bursting with flavor
Ingredients
  • 3 medium red onions (or vidalia)
  • 4 medium carrots
  • 2 roma tomatoes
  • 1 large red bell pepper
  • ¼ cup whole flax seeds
  • Season to taste I added freshly ground sea salt and cumin
Instructions
  1. Chop onions finely. I used my food processor
  2. Grate carrots - I did this in my food processor
  3. Dice roma tomatoes
  4. Finely chop red bell pepper
  5. Grind ¼ cup flax seeds - set aside to soak (I let mine soak for 30 minutes)
  6. Combine vegetables into large bowl and mix thoroughly
  7. Slowly add the soaked flax seeds making sure that everything is coated
  8. Place on 'dough' lined dehydrator sheet
  9. Spread, making sure there are no holes in the dough
  10. Dry 1t 130 for an hour then turn temperature down to 110
  11. Check after 8-10 hours. If bottom is firm, flip (removing dehydrator sheet)
  12. Check about 4 hours later. If slightly firm you can cut into squares at this time.

 

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