Baked Seasoned Onion Rings (vegan, gluten-free)

Enjoy these healthier baked onion rings, without having to sacrifice crispiness or flavor! 

Course Appetizers, Snack
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Vegan
Keyword baked onion rings, healthy appetizer, vegan onion rings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings (total = 1 onion worth of onion rings)
Calories 285 kcal


  • 1 large onion
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour , for gluten-free, use gluten-free all-purpose flour available at stores
  • 1 cup water
  • olive oil spray

For the Seasoned Breadcrumbs:


  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Peel the onion. Slice the onion into thin slices (but not too thin, otherwise they will be flimsy break and difficult to handle). Separate the onion rounds for the onion rings.
  3. Whisk together the flour and water. Set aside.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix together the ingredients for the seasoned breadcrumbs. When using the breadcrumbs, take batches of prepared breadcrumbs at a time into a separate bowl to use in order to avoid ending up with a clumpy breadcrumb bowl (due to dipping the flour coated onion rings into the breadcrumb mixture).
  5. Lightly spray a baking pan with olive oil. I prefer to bake directly on the tray for these onion rings, but you can just as easily line the baking tray with parchment paper prior to baking and spraying. (see notes below)
  6. Line the onions, flour/water batter mixture, and seasoned breadcrumb bowls next to each other and next to the prepared baking tray.
  7. Whisk the batter once more prior to starting. One by one, place each onion ring in the flour batter and coat well, then place into the seasoned breadcrumbs and coat well all around. If you find that your breadcrumbs start to get clumpy, feel free to replace them with fresh ones. Place the prepared onion ring on the prepared tray.
  8. Once the tray is filled, lightly spray some olive oil on top of the onion rings.
  9. Place the tray in the preheated oven and bake for about 6 minutes. 

  10. Carefully flip each onion ring, and bake once again for 2-3 minutes until crispy and slightly browned (but not burnt). Note that ovens may vary, and since baking time is short, watch the onion rings frequently to ensure they do not burn.

  11. Serve hot and fresh. I devoured them as is without having to dip them in any condiment, but they also taste great with some of my Chipotle Green Onion Aioli or Vegan Cucumber Ranch!

Recipe Notes

Olive Oil Spray - I prefer to use olive oil spray for a lot of my baking and cooking to minimize the amount of oil when baking. Most of the times you do not need that much, if any at all. If you do not have olive oil spray, you can simply lightly brush olive oil on the entire pan prior to placing the coated onion rings, and then lightly brush the top of the onion rings as well prior to placing them in the oven.


Baking - I also prefer to bake directly on the tray for these onion rings, but you can line the baking tray with parchment paper as well.


For Gluten-Free Option - Use gluten-free flour and breadcrumbs.


Nutrition Facts
Baked Seasoned Onion Rings (vegan, gluten-free)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 285 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Sodium 472mg21%
Potassium 157mg4%
Carbohydrates 55g18%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin C 2.1mg3%
Calcium 96mg10%
Iron 3.4mg19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.