Baked Crispy Eggplant Rounds-3

Baked Crispy Eggplant Rounds

These Baked Crispy Eggplant Rounds are the perfect finger food, snack, or vegetable side to pair with dinner! 

Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Italian, Vegan
Keyword baked eggplant, easy side recipe, healthy snack
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 20 eggplant rounds
Calories 24 kcal
Author Anjali Lalani


  • 2 large eggplants , cut into 3/4-inch thick rounds
  • plain or planko breadcrumbs , or gluten-free breadcrumbs

For the Batter:


  1. Toss the eggplant rounds with some sea salt, and place in a colander over the sink for about 30 minutes. The salt will help remove moisture from the eggplant. 

  2. Dry the eggplant rounds by patting with a paper napkin or towel to remove any moisture released.

  3. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper .
  4. Add some of the breadcrumbs into a bowl for coating. Add more as needed after you start breading the eggplant rounds (the reason for starting out with the minimum needed is so if the breadcrumbs end up clump due to the batter then you may need to replace them entirely with fresh breadcrumbs).
  5. In another medium bowl , combine all the ingredients for the Batter in the order listed and whisk until completely mixed.
  6. Dredge each eggplant round into the batter to coat thoroughly on both sides and then dip into the breadcrumbs on both sides and edges. Place the breaded eggplant rounds on the parchment lined baking sheet. Note: Keep the whisk handy so that you can quickly whisk the batter mixture when needed if you feel like the contents of the batter start to settle (this will probably happen after prepping 2-3 eggplant rounds).

  7. Once all the eggplant rounds are breaded and placed in a single layer on the baking sheet, sprinkle some sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, and bake them in the oven for a total of 20-25 minutes.

  8. Flip half way through so that they bake for 10-12 minutes on each side or until lightly golden brown and crispy on both sides.

  9. Enjoy them with a side of some vegan cucumber ranch or chipotle aioli . You can also combine them with my Garlic Basil Vegan Ricotta and your favorite marinara sauce for eggplant stacks.
Nutrition Facts
Baked Crispy Eggplant Rounds
Amount Per Serving
Calories 24
% Daily Value*
Sodium 92mg4%
Potassium 6mg0%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Vitamin A 10IU0%
Calcium 3mg0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.