These Baked Vegan Onion Rings are super easy to make with none of the mess that comes with fried onion rings. They are light and crispy.
These Baked Vegan Onion Rings are a quick and easy appetizer or side dish. They have a light crispy coating.
Another light batter for veggies is my vegan tempura batter.
You won't feel heavy after eating these! Serve them with your favorite dipping sauce.
❤️ Why You'll Love Them
- They are light and crispy. They make a great snack, side dish, or appetizer.
- They're healthier than deep frying onion rings.
- They are simple and easy to make with ingredients you probably already have on hand.
- Onion: Yellow onions and sweet onions like Vidalia onions work best for onion rings. You could also use white onions.
- Gluten-free all-purpose flour: I used Bob's Red Mill Gluten-Free All-Purpose Baking Flour to make these gluten-free onion rings. You could use your favorite gluten-free flour blend, rice flour, or chickpea flour. You could also try this recipe with regular all-purpose flour. Since I cannot tolerate gluten I cannot comment on the results.
- Paprika: Adds a touch of spice. You could also use cayenne pepper or other spices.
- Salt: Enhances flavors. I like to use sea salt.
- Unsweetened almond milk: Make sure to get plain unsweetened almond milk so that the onion rings don't have the added sweetness. You could use soy milk, oat milk, or your favorite dairy-free milk.
- Vegan mayo: Helps the flour stick to the onion rings.
- Olive oil or cooking spray: Helps the onion rings get crispy. You could also use canola oil, vegetable oil, avocado oil, or sunflower oil.
To see the full list of ingredients with measurements and instructions, see the recipe card at the bottom of this post.
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Step 1: Whisk gluten-free all-purpose flour, paprika, and salt in a large bowl.
Step 2: In a separate bowl mix vegan mayo and almond milk.
Step 3: Slice onions into ½" thick slices. Dip onion rings into the bowl with the wet mixture.
Step 4: Dip onion rings into the bowl with the dry mixture.
Step 5: Place onion rings on an oiled silicone mat or oiled parchment paper lined baking sheet. Brush or spray the onion rings with more olive oil so that they are coated with oil. Bake until crispy and golden brown.
♨️ Can You Reheat Onion Rings?
You could, but I prefer them hot out of the oven. If you need to reheat the leftover onion rings, the best way would be to stick them in the oven on a baking tray.
Bake them at 350° for 5 minutes or until crispy and heated through.
You could also reheat them in the microwave, but they won't be as crispy.
These crispy onion rings will last up to 4 days in an airtight container in the fridge.
🧅 What Type of Onions To Use
You can use yellow, white, or sweet onions depending on your tastes.
- Brushing (or spraying) the onion rings with olive oil is necessary for crispiness.
- The vegan mayo mixed with the almond milk is used so that the dry ingredients stick better to the onion rings.
- I used a gluten-free all-purpose flour with a rice blend, but you could also use rice flour or your favorite gluten-free all-purpose flour.
👩🏻🍳 Recipe FAQs
Homemade onion rings can easily be made vegan. These healthy baked onion rings are not only vegan but gluten-free as well.
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These are a healthy alternative to fried onion rings. They are not only healthy, but they're also gluten-free, dairy-free, and egg-free.
Baked Vegan Onion Rings
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Mix dry ingredients in one bowl.
- Mix wet ingredients in another bowl.
- Dip the onion rings into wet ingredients, then dry ingredients. Place onion rings on a parchment-paper lined baking sheet that has been oiled with olive oil or spray.
- Brush onion rings with olive oil or spray. Bake for 20-25 minutes at 400°F, or until crispy and golden.
*Note: Nutrition information should be considered an estimate only. Different nutrition calculators give you different results.