When I first started eating a high raw diet, the type of foods I craved the most were doughy, bready ones. Though I had eaten a diet very high in meat for most of my life, it was pretty easy for me to give up. The other major component of my diet were grains, particularly in the form of bread and crusts, and they were more of a challenge to give up. At first I just avoided encountering the traditional forms of them as best I could so that I didn’t have cravings, but eventually I had a strong desire to replace them.
The first Raw Food that satisfied those cravings was Raw Halva – you can find it in my Recipe Book. It’s very thick, heavy, and not overly sweet. However, I still wanted something closer to traditional breads. I wanted a Raw Bread that had a texture similar to baked bread.
THIS is what I Wanted! You want some too?
For the first 10 months of my Raw Food Journey every one that I tried was more of a flatbread. There were a lot of Raw Onion Breads that were tasty, but didn’t satisfy the cravings I was having. Then I took a Raw Chef Certification Course with the incredible Elaina Love and suddenly a whole new world of culinary expertise opened up to me.
Elaina herself has enough Raw Food knowledge to last a lifetime. Then there were 20 or so other students with varying levels of Raw Food experience. Some of them were already incredible chefs with a vast knowledge of the cuisine. One of them put me on to this exquisite Raw Onion Bread Recipe from NouveauRaw. It totally rocked my world. It’s thick, delicious, and has a similar texture to a traditional german style bread, like a rye or pumpernickel.
So I had to make my own version. Since then I’ve made 4 or 5 versions. You can mess around with this recipe, using it as a template and add all sorts of different flavors. The most important ingredients for the bread texture are the almonds (brazil nuts are a great substitute as well), the onions (they provide a lot of the flavor as well), and the psyllium husk. The rest you can substitute all kinds of ingredients in for. You can find another one of my Raw Onion Bread Recipes in my Recipe Book.[amd-zlrecipe-recipe:11]