No need to sacrifice the taste for a healthier version! This Oven Baked Onion Rings Recipe is easy to make and has less calories than fried! AND they are Dairy Free! Whip up a batch for your next party, tailgating, game night and more!
Mmmmm, onion rings. These delicious morsels are usually a deep fried treat. I can see them in my mind’s eye right now – the tower that is brought to me at our local restaurant. Absolutely fantastic. So yummy. Until afterward, when the affects of the greasy deep fryer makes me feel not-so-good. Ugh. Sometimes, I have to wonder, is it worth the pain for the taste?? Since I love onion rings so much, I was on the lookout for something I could make at home with all of the flavor but not the ill after affects.
I admit I was a bit skeptical that I could get the same deep-fried flavor from the comfort of my own oven. But, I thought, it was worth a shot. I made this recipe and couldn’t be happier with the results. The Panko bread crumbs made them wonderfully crispy, while the cornmeal offered a fantastic crunch. The flavor of the Walla-Walla sweet onion I used was incredibly mild.
I could hardly wait for these to be out of the oven before I popped them in my mouth. To make these Oven Baked Onion Rings dairy free, we used Silk Soymilk as an alternative. I have actually been using Silk in my morning Chai Tea Latte and loving it! I honestly can not tell the difference, in fact, I like the Silk better. It’s a creamy consistency, which is perfect in my Latte.
We used Light Ranch dressing for dipping, but if you want a dairy free choice try BBQ sauce or even ketchup would go great with these.
My onion was so large that I literally only needed one. It made so many rings that I didn’t use them all. However, this recipe is so easy and delicious, that if making it for a crowd, I would definitely recommend doubling it.
I always think of onion rings as an appetizer, especially during football season, but these onion rings would go great on top of a big juicy burger or steak, as well. I made them during the day when everyone else was gone (insert evil laugh here). I got my fill and had quite a few left over. After trying the first few warm, I got busy with work, and later tried one COLD and thought they were even good that way. That tells you how yummy they are!
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Oven Baked Onion Rings Recipe
No need to sacrifice the taste for a healthier version! These Onion Rings are easy to make and have less calories than fried! AND are Dairy Free!
- Prep Time: 4 hours 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Total Time: 4 hours 40 minutes
- Yield: 2-4
- Category: Appetizer or Side Dish
- 1 large sweet onion, cut into 1/2 inch slices
- 1/2 quart Silk Soymilk
- 3 eggs, whisked
- 1/2 cup flour – all purpose, white or whole wheat
- 3/4 cup Panko bread crumbs
- 1/2 cup ground cornmeal
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- Sprinkle of dried parsley
- Nonstick cooking spray
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees and set out 2-3 cookie sheets (depending on how many onion rings you have)
- Soak the onion rings in the Silk for several hours or overnight.
- After the soaking process is complete – combine all of the dry ingredients in one bowl
- Whisk eggs in another bowl
- Dip each onion ring in the eggs, then into the dry ingredients.
- Place on a sprayed cookie sheet. Do this with all of remaining onion rings until the sheet is filled up. Keep the rings separated.
- Spray non-stick cooking spray on top of the onion rings. This seals the breading on the ring.
- Place in pre-heated oven for about 10-15 minutes. Take out, flip the rings and put back in for another 5-10 minutes. My oven cooks hot, so I check them often. When you remove them from the oven, place them on a plate to cool.
I like to add a little more seasoning to the bread crumb mixture when I’m about halfway through dipping.[br]Prep time includes soaking process
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