Baked Onion Rings

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I love appetizers and sides. If I could just make my meals with sides, I would be content.

I’ve been scouring Pinterest for healthy “bad for you” sides. I’ve come across a great selection and will be trying many out as I go along. One of the first ones I came across was for baked onion rings from the blog, Sally’s Baking Addiction. She has great step-by-step photos on her blog too.

I love onion rings. The sweet onions with the crunchy outside smothered in ketchup. Yum!

The weekend’s coming up, seems like the perfect time to have the neighbors over for a BBQ and some homemade onion rings.

Have a great weekend!

Baked Onion Rings

Time: 50 minutes
Yield: 4 – 5
  • 2 large sweet onions, cut into 1/2 inch slices
  • 1 quart low fat buttermilk
  • 4 egg whites
  • 2/3 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup ground cornmeal
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • nonstick cooking spray like PAM

Place sliced onion rings in a large dish and pour buttermilk overtop. Soak them overnight (at least 4 hours), to soften them. Make sure they are covered tightly and store in the fridge.

Preheat oven to 425F degrees. (Though my oven runs very hot, so I did 375F) 

Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

Beat the egg whites in a medium bowl.

In shallow dish (like a pie dish) combine dry ingredients.

Dip each sliced onion in eggs whites and then into dry ingredients (covering both sides) and lay out on baking sheet in a single layer.

Once all sliced onions are breaded and laying on baking sheets, spray them with your nonstick cooking spray.

Bake for 15 minutes, then flip over and spray the other side with nonstick spray and bake for another 15 minutes.

Let cool for 10 minutes before munching!

Recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction.