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Healthy Raw Onion Rings

I love converting unhealthy recipes to healthy raw food recipes. Onion rings were always one of my favorite treats, but I refuse to eat the deep fried variety anymore. They are soaked with oil and breaded with nothing that is health promoting. I still love them and wanted to find a healthy way to enjoy them.



I have seen a few onion ring recipes but I wanted something that was similar to the traditional way of making them. Using the technique of soaking the onions, I employed almond milk. You will use the almond milk for soaking and also for breading for the rings. Once you make the milk, you save the nut pulp, dehydrate it and combine it with spices and a little flax. One warning…you really need to use a mild or sweet onion for this recipe or the onion flavor will be too strong.

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  1. Annette wrote on April 17, 2014

    Hi Susan,

    I was just browsing the internet and I saw a picture of your onion rings and I thought hmm I wonder how close to the real deal they tast and I clicked on the pic thinking it would go to your site but instead it when to another site and it said – listing a few recipes that inspired the blogger well I new it was your recipe because I remember the pic last year so I came to your blog and noticed it was the same pic.

    Hmm well I made a comment about that, not sure if it was just an error on her part putting the wrong blog. Either way I let her know and I just wanted to let you know as well. I signed it A Rawmazing Fan.

    The link below to that blog is listed below.



  2. Gail wrote on July 7, 2013

    My sister and I tried these, hey were super yummy but we had problems getting the batter to stick to the onions, maybe we didn’t dry the pulp long enough?

    • Susan wrote on July 7, 2013

      The pulp needs to be completely dry. Cheers!

  3. Julian wrote on April 17, 2012

    I am a brand new baby vegan and I am doing tons of research and it all is so interesting but this really surprised me…dehydrating food is considered raw? Wow. I wonder where I can buy one and if they are expensive.

    • Susan wrote on April 17, 2012

      Yes…as long as you keep the food temperature under 115 degrees! Cheers!

  4. Susan wrote on April 9, 2012

    Sweet onions work best for this recipe.

  5. Julie wrote on April 9, 2012

    @Diana, If you cut your onion rings and just leave them out in the fridge overnight they will oxidize a bit and loose some of that burny flavor.

  6. NaturallyMariam wrote on March 7, 2012

    Yum, making a similar version, didnt have almond milk so I’m using pumpkin seed milk


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