Easy & Healthy Crispy Baked Onion Rings

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This is as straight forward as it gets.  They came out crispy & delicious & they use no oil.  I don’t know why anybody would bother frying them after sampling these.


Easy & Healthy Crispy Baked Onion Rings

Feeds two as a side


1 large sweet onion – sliced into thick rings & separated

1 quart buttermilk (or milk or vegan alternative)

1/2 cup Panko

1/2 cup breadcrumbs

1 cup corn flakes – crushed in a food processor or in a plastic bag using a rolling pin

1/2 tsp salt

1 TBS pepper

1 TBS dry parsley

Fresh parsley – chopped as garnish

Cooking spray

Parchment paper



Heat the oven to 450.  Be sure it reaches full temperature.

Soak the onions in the buttermilk in the refrigerator for at least an hour – or longer.



Mix the various crumbs, dry parsley and S&P together.

Individually coat each onion ring with the crumb mixture either by shaking in the plastic bag or, as I did, in a bowl.  Use your hands to coat them evenly.  Place them on a cooking sheet covered in parchment paper or greased.  Spray them with the cooking spray.

Bake at 450 for ten minutes or until crispy & golden.  That’s it!  Enjoy!


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