Air-Fried Onion Rings


These air fryer onion rings are better for you than their deep-fried counterparts! They're battered and breaded, then air-fried to crispy perfection.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
25 mins


  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup cornstarch

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 large onion, cut into rings

  • 1 cup milk

  • 1 egg

  • 1 cup bread crumbs

  • cooking spray

  • 2 pinches garlic powder

  • 2 pinches paprika


  1. Stir flour, cornstarch, baking powder, and salt together in a small bowl. Dip onion rings into the flour mixture until coated, then place onto a plate.

  2. Stir milk and egg into the remaining flour mixture using a fork. Dip the floured rings into the batter to coat. Place onto a wire rack until the batter stops dripping.

  3. Place bread crumbs into a shallow dish. Place rings, one at a time, into bread crumbs, scooping crumbs over the top until evenly coated. Give rings a hard tap as you remove them from the crumbs; the coating should cling very well.

  4. Heat an air fryer to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) according to the manufacturer's instructions. Place rings into the air fryer basket so they are side-by-side without overlapping; spray lightly with cooking spray, then flip rings.

  5. Place the basket into the air fryer and cook until rings are golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes, flipping once halfway through. Drain on paper towels and sprinkle with garlic powder and paprika.


Substitute soy milk for regular milk if preferred.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

321 Calories
4g Fat
60g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 321
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 51mg 17%
Sodium 1069mg 46%
Total Carbohydrate 60g 22%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 3mg 17%
Calcium 277mg 21%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 259mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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