Oven-baked onion rings

Hi friend! What if I told you today that there is a way to enjoy crispy onion, and all you need to do is bake this onion in the oven? It's all true. Today I'll show you how to prepare baked onion rings. These battered rings of happiness are also known as "onion rings" and are often found on fast food menus.

Today I'll show you how to make them from home with very few simple ingredients, and most importantly without frying.

onion rings

Onion ring batter

You will be surprised how simple, dare I say "trivial," the batter for onion rings is! In fact, you will only need:

  • white all purpose flour
  • Water

Put the water and flour in a bowl or deep dish. Mix with the help of a whisk until the batter is lump-free.

How to serve onion rings

These crispy rings are definitely a perfect snack for appetizers or as a midnight snack (I didn't say anything lol). Accompanied with a sauce they are of course even better! I love them with my mayonnaise that goes well with everything. Below is the recipe:

How to make extra crispy onion rings without frying

When preparing fried onion rings, it is almost natural to get a crispy result. However, if you don't want to fry them "because then it stinks up the house, because then I don't know where to dispose of the oil, because then I can't digest them," there is still another option.

To make these rings super crispy just by baking them in the oven, all you need to do is combine breadcrumbs and panko for the breadcrumbs. Panko is a breadcrumb that is typically used in Japanese cuisine. You have probably already tasted it in tempura.

Find the full recipe for these crispy onion rings here. I hope you like them!

Oven-baked onion rings

quick and easy recipe for light onion rings (onion rings) vegan made in the oven
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Course: Aperitif, Appetizer
Cuisine: American, French
Diet: Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: baked, appetizer, onions, snack
Servings: 15 rings
Author: LuvveLovesFood
Cost: low


  • 1 white onion large
  • 150 g white flour
  • 80-100 ml water
  • as needed salt
  • as needed seeds oil for baking

For the breadcrumbs

  • 50 g 1.76 oz panko (optional)
  • 200 g 7.05 oz breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp paprika powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder


  • Peel and cut the onion into rings about 1cm in diameter. Separate the different layers of the onion to make the different individual rings.
  • In a deep dish or bowl mix the flour with the water and salt.
  • Turn the oven on to 375 °F ventilated oven
  • In a separate dish put the breadcrumbs, panko, garlic powder and paprika.
  • Dip an onion ring into the batter coating it well, then dip it in breadcrumbs making sure it is well coated.
  • Place all the rings on a baking sheet with baking paper.
  • Sprinkle all the rings on the baking sheet with a drizzle of oil.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until your onion rings are golden brown.

See you soon and have fun in the kitchen 🙂

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