Baked Onion Rings

Servings: 4

Cornflakes and a hot sheet pan are the secrets to the crispiness of these onion rings.
So easy and tastes very close to the real thing! Incredible!

      • 1 1/2 cups cornflakes
      • 1/2 cup plain dried breadcrumbs
      • 1 large egg
      • 1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk
      • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
      • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
      • Coarse salt and ground pepper
      • 1 medium sweet onion, quartered crosswise and broken into rings (discard small centre rings)
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. In a food processor, pulse cornflakes and breadcrumbs until fine crumbs form, then transfer to a medium bowl. In another medium bowl, whisk together egg, buttermilk, flour, and cayenne and season with salt and pepper.

Dip onion rings in egg mixture (letting excess drip off) and dredge in cornflake mixture; place on a large plate. Pour oil onto a rimmed baking sheet. Place in oven and heat 2 minutes. Remove sheet from oven and tilt to coat evenly with oil. Arrange onion rings on sheet. Bake, turning once, until onion rings are golden brown, about 16 minutes. Season with salt.

The Ultimate Crispy Baked Onion Rings (GF)

Amazingly easy to make, throw in oven and they’ve not that greasy feeling afterwards!  They have a light, thin crunchy coating that is seasoned well. This method gives you perfect (and healthy) baked onion rings!  

parchment paper.
1 large sweet onion
Olive Oil Spray

½ cup Arrowroot Powder (or cornflour but not low carb then) or grind quinoa and a spoonful of cornmeal  together
2 tsp Paprika
1.5 tsp Salt
1 tsp Onion Powder
1 tsp Garlic Powder
1.5 tsp Sugar (optional)

½ cup Coconut Milk (or other milk – must have regular milk consistency)
1 Egg (or 1 level tablespoon of cornstarch)

1. Heat your oven to 400 degrees.
2. Mix together all the dry ingredients in a medium sized bowl.
3. Mix together the two wet ingredients.
4. Slice the onion to make rings that are about ¾ of an inch wide. Peel the skin from each ring and carefully separate the rings from each other.
5. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
6. One at a time, take each ring and dip it into the wet mix. Then drip it into the dry. Coat it well, but make sure to tap all the excess back into the bowl. Place the ring on the baking tray.
7. When all the rings are ready, spray the rings with olive oil spray. You want to coat them, but not get too much. Flip them over and spray the other side.
8. Pop them into the oven. Check them after 9 or 10 mins and flip them over. Cook for an additional 4 mins or so. 9. Take them out and serve them right away.


  • I spritzed on some truffle oil before baking. Best gf onion rings ever!

* I served them on top of my green casserole

*Because the dried onion & garlic power bother my stomach, I added minced garlic to the wet mixture. This was an awesome recipe!

*  I had a little trouble coating them completely with spray; there were still some flour spots.
A: You just have to give them a good spray. I try to spray from one angle and then another if I missed a whole bunch. Mine never get completely covered, but they seem to work well anyways.