Baked Onion Rings


2 medium yellow onions

3/4 cup whole wheat (or non-gluten) flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

3 large eggs

1 1/2 cups fine dry whole wheat breadcrumbs

1 tablespoon seasoning blend, such as Cajun, Jerk or Old Bay

Grapeseed oil


Position racks in upper and lower thirds of oven; preheat to 450°F. Lightly coat two large rimmed baking sheets with grapeseed oil. Cut off both ends of each onion and peel. Slice into 1/2-inch-thick slices; separate into rings. (Discard the smallest rings or reserve for another use.) Place the rings in a medium bowl; cover with cold water. Combine flour and baking powder in a shallow dish. Lightly beat eggs in another shallow dish. Combine breadcrumbs and seasoning in a third shallow dish. Working with one ring at time, remove from the water, letting any excess drip off. Coat in flour, shaking off any excess. Dip in egg and let any excess drip off. Then coat in the breadcrumb mixture, shaking off any excess. Place on the prepared baking sheets.  Bake for 10 minutes. Turn each onion ring over and return to the oven, switching the positions of the baking sheets. Continue baking until brown and very crispy, 8 to 10 minutes more.

2 Responses to “Baked Onion Rings”

  1. Rita says:

    What was the name of the onion rings in a bag that you baked if you didnt want to make your own and what stores can you find them at?

  2. Hi Rita ~ Thank you for tuning in yesterday! The name brand is ALEXIA and I found them at Whole Foods. However, I believe I’ve seen them at Safeway as well, so would imagine they are at most mainstream grocery stores. They also have wonderful sweet potato fries!

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