I stumbled upon the idea for this tasty and slightly lighter onion ring recipe while reading reviews on an onion ring recipe. These are much less greasy and messy, with all the crunch and flavor.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly oil a baking sheet with olive oil.

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  • Separate the onion slices into rings, and set aside. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. Place the onion rings into the flour mixture, and thoroughly coat the rings; remove and set aside. Whisk the egg and milk into the remaining flour mixture until smooth; dip the floured onion rings into the batter, and lay the rings on wire racks to drip, so that excess batter will drip off the rings. Place aluminum foil or baking pans under racks for easier clean-up.

  • Stir the panko bread crumbs and Italian seasoning together in a shallow bowl. Gently lay the battered onion rings into the panko crumbs, and press to coat the rings with crumbs on all sides. Lay the coated onion rings on the prepared baking sheet. Drizzle additional olive oil on rings, or spray the coated rings lightly using an oil mister.

  • Bake the onion rings in the preheated oven until the coating is brown and crunchy and the onion is tender, about 20 minutes. Serve hot.

Editor's Note

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the breading ingredients. The actual amount of the breading consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

381 calories; protein 14.6g 29% DV; carbohydrates 79.8g 26% DV; fat 6.8g 10% DV; cholesterol 51.4mg 17% DV; sodium 1015.9mg 41% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
08/23/2011
This is a good recipe for baking onion rings. My local farmers' market had lots of types of onions for very little money. I did a batch of these with three types of onions, and they were wonderful. Using Vidalia onions was best! I found that I had to increase the oven temperature to 450 instead of 350 to keep the coating crisp and cook the onion enough, but not so much it becomes mush. At 350 the batter does stick to the onion better but they are more like 2am diner onion rings than the steakhouse kind you get if you bake in a hotter oven. Read More
(39)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/21/2011
The batter made the rings so gummy and I'm not sure what would have made that better. I did bake them for 25 minutes to even get them a little browned but the gumminess just was off putting. I won't make these again. Read More
(14)
24 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
08/22/2011
This is a good recipe for baking onion rings. My local farmers' market had lots of types of onions for very little money. I did a batch of these with three types of onions, and they were wonderful. Using Vidalia onions was best! I found that I had to increase the oven temperature to 450 instead of 350 to keep the coating crisp and cook the onion enough, but not so much it becomes mush. At 350 the batter does stick to the onion better but they are more like 2am diner onion rings than the steakhouse kind you get if you bake in a hotter oven. Read More
(39)
Rating: 5 stars
08/22/2011
Made these for dinner tonight. The family loved them. My only suggestion would be to increase the oven temperature to 425 or 450. Thanks for a good recipe! Read More
(35)
Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2011
Made these because I had a craving for fried onion rings, but had no frying oil. I used Italian bread crumbs and baked at a higher temp as some other reviews requested. They turned out GREAT! My husband didn't believe that I made them from scratch...he thought they were from a frozen package. Will definitely make these again! I made sure to let the batter drip off for a while as to not get the "guminess" that other reviewers turned out with ;) Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/21/2011
The batter made the rings so gummy and I'm not sure what would have made that better. I did bake them for 25 minutes to even get them a little browned but the gumminess just was off putting. I won't make these again. Read More
(14)
Rating: 1 stars
12/07/2011
I tried it with the Italian seasoning and did not like it at all! Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
03/31/2012
this recipe was pretty great. I increased the heat as others suggested and I'm really happy that I did. the onion was perfect and the outer breading crunchy. two things to note- A -the outer breading was really thin.. Delicious but very thin. I think next time I will add more flour to the batter and try to get the breading thicker. B- Definitely NOT a very good recipe for beginners. its also a bit more time consuming than you'd think. if you're looking for a fast easy onion ring I suggest trying a different recipe. But if your willing to get messy put the time in and have some prior knowledge of how breading works this is a fantastic option. Read More
(6)
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Rating: 3 stars
10/08/2011
I think these are just too much work for a so-so outcome. Definitely good for a baked ring as opposed to fried but just not really worth it to me. The coating was really crispy almost too crispy making them hard to eat without tearing up your mouth and I found the flavor lacking overall. The taste of the onions were lost beneath the coating. Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
09/22/2013
These were so easy to make and tasted so yummy. Will no longer eat deep fried onion rings This is a must try! Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
05/22/2013
I made this for an appy before dinner tonight with my family. We loved them. Had to bake a bit longer than it said but was so delicious and crunchy. Paired it with my homemade dip (2 tbsp mayo 1 tbsp Parmesan couple squirts of ketchup 1 crushed garlic clove dashes of black pepper paprika cayenne) and was an awesome combo! (also instead of italian seasoning in the bread crumbs i did basil oregano paprika cayenne and pepper). Thanks for posting such a healthy alternative to fried onion rings!! Read More
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