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Homemade Onion Powder

Homemade Onion Powder

When I first learned that I could make my own onion powder I was amazed at the simplicity of it.  I had to laugh a bit because I hadn’t thought of it before!  I harvested all my onions the last few weeks and kept the larger ones for cooking and the smaller ones I chopped into half moon shapes and dried.  Here is how I did it!

Harvested OnionsWash onions well and cut off stems so the onion is flat on one side (don’t cut off the root side).  Cut the onion in half directly through the root end.  Turn the onion so it’s sitting flat and cut in half moon slices.  Place on dehydrator trays and dry over night at the highest temperature setting.  This can also be done in the oven.  Set the oven to the lowest setting (about 170 degrees or lower if you can).  Onions may dry faster than overnight so keep an eye on them.

Dried Onions

Once the onions are completely dry remove from dehydrator and pulse in blender or food processor.  Store in a clean glass jar.  Use for all your favorite savory dishes!

Emily Saddler

Emily is a Master Gardener, wife of a professional landscape contractor, homeschool mom of 7 awesome kids, yoga/pilates instructor, a clinical and master herbalist, licensed massage therapist and soon to be traditional naturopath. She is a very passionate advocate of organic home-grown food! Emily maintains a blog called “The Organic Suburban Farm Girl” where she shares gardening advice, delicious recipes made with fresh, organic ingredients, herbal and natural home care product recipes and loves teaching classes on gardening, plant identification and herbal remedy workshops. Check out the events and classes page for more info.


  1. Excellent. I would have never thought of that……

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