Posted by Meredith on Apr - 1 - 2013 Meal: Cuisine:
  • 1 large sweet yellow onion
  • 2/3 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2/3 cup + 2 tablespoons low sodium vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons arrowroot powder (cornstarch will substitute)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1 cup whole wheat breadcrumbs
  • 1 -2 tablespoons black sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons Italian seasoning
Cuisine: Ready in: 40-50 mins Serving: 2-4 people

I am a huge fan of onion rings, and I love to make them at home or order them at restaurants when I go out to eat. However, I know that they are not good for my body. Therefore, I went on a mission to try to find a healthy version of onion rings that would still be satisfying for me, but that would be healthier for my body. I tried out quite a few recipes before I came across this great recipe that I doctored up, but it was completely worth it. My mom likes to say that they are so good that you’d think they were fried (but they are fully baked, not fried)! I now have a delicious recipe for healthy baked onion rings that is great for my taste buds and still nice to my waist! Give it a try, and let me know what you think!

Baked Onion Rings Recipe Instructions

1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. (Note: By using parchment paper instead of foil, there is no need to use olive oil because the vegetables won’t stick to the parchment paper.)

2. Slice the onion into 1/2″ rings, and separate the rings.

baked onion rings ingredients

3. In one bowl, mix the whole wheat flour, the arrowroot powder or cornstarch, the salt, the cayenne pepper, and the vegetable broth. Stir this mixture until it is well mixed. Put the batter aside.

4. In another bowl, mix the cornmeal, the whole wheat breadcrumbs, the sesame seeds, the garlic powder, and the Italian seasonings.

baked onion rings


5. With a fork, dip an onion in the batter and let the excessive batter drip off. Then toss it in the breadcrumb mixture until it is fully coated with breadcrumbs. Continue this until all the onion rings are coated and breaded.

6. Bake the onion rings for 18 minutes, and then turn the onion rings over and bake an additional 10 minutes.

Serve these hot out of the oven with ketchup and enjoy! If you liked these baked onion rings, try out our recipe for baked french fries!

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16 Responses so far.

  1. Kristina says:

    baked onion rings are always so much BETTER to me – I cannot wait to try your version!

  2. Holly says:

    I love the idea of baking them instead of all the extra grease!

    • Meredith says:

      Hi Holly,

      I completely agree! This is the perfect way to get rid of all the typical grease that is usually on onion rings. They are healthier and they taste better!


  3. MommyJenna says:

    I totally need to try these!

  4. Stephanie says:

    These look incredible!!!

  5. Andrea says:

    Those look SO good! I love onion rings and have never thought of baking them. Thanks for the recipe.

  6. Courtney says:

    My hubby would love these and baked not fried is GREAT!

  7. Kelly @ Texas Type A Mom says:

    Surprisingly onions are one of the few veggies both of my daughters will eat! Yum!

  8. Mary Jo says:

    OH. MY. YUM!
    I LOVE onion rings, onion peels, onion ANYTHING! Can’t wait to try this puppy out! Thanks for sharing it!

  9. Shell Feis says:

    I was JUST talking to my husband last weekend about how much I love onion rings but hate that they’re fried because I don’t like eating fried foods. Thanks!

  10. Teresa F. says:

    Oh My Lanta those look amazing!! I will definitely have to try them minus the cayenne pepper!! Thanks for sharing!

  11. Libby's Library says:

    OMGoodness – I’ve fallen in love with onion rings all over again!

  12. Maggie True Armstrong says:

    These look delicious! BTW, love your site, it’s so pretty, clean and classy!

  13. Kat B. says:

    I love onion rings. I am definitely going to try this!

  14. Nicole Robinson @TheBookWormMama says:

    I love onion rings. Baked? You’ve got my attention. I need to try this out.

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