Oven Baked Onion Rings


If you’re in the mood for something sinful, fried and oh-so-good but bad for you, go gobble up a funnel cake (I won’t judge). But, if you have the good sense to whip up something in your home that’s delicious and fried-tasting but not all that bad for you, have I got just the thing!

These oven baked onion rings are not quite the same as what you get at carnivals and greasy spoon joints, but they are pretty darn close and they don’t pack nearly as many calories as your typical breaded and deep-fried onion ring. They’re very easy to prepare, and they serve as an indescribably tasty sidekick to a burger hot off the grill, or as a snack by themselves.

With these little babies, you can have your onion ring and look good in those spring clothes, too!

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Oven Baked Onion Rings

Ingredients:

Cooking spray
4 cups Ritz crackers
1/2 teaspoon cayenne
1 cup low-fat buttermilk
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
1 to 2 large Vidalia onions, peeled

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Spray a baking sheet slightly with oil and set aside.

Place Ritz crackers into a food processor and process into crumbs, or place in a sealable plastic bag and crush with a rolling pin. Transfer to a shallow bowl, add cayenne, and set aside. In another bowl, combine buttermilk, 2 tablespoons of flour, salt and pepper and set aside. Slice onions into 1/2-inch circles and separate into rings.

Place the remaining flour in a sealable plastic bag, then add onions, and shake to coat. Dip onions 1 at a time into the buttermilk mixture, then into cracker crumbs and place on baking sheet.

Spray cooking spray evenly over rings and bake for 20 minutes, or until coating is crisp. Season with salt and serve immediately.

Enjoy!

 

      

47 Responses to “Oven Baked Onion Rings”

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    Lazaro Cooks! — April 7, 2010 @ 3:24 pm

    Great recipe with the Ritz crackers. Baked much lighter.

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    Linn @ Swedish Home Cooking — April 8, 2010 @ 7:29 am

    Baked onion rings in a fun and new way! Great. I like that. I just started an online cooking show, please check it out!

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    Sophie — April 8, 2010 @ 8:06 am

    Your baked onion rings look so tasty & aprt too!

    MMMMM,…

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    Daniel — April 8, 2010 @ 9:33 am

    They look absolutely delicious! I will definitely be trying this one. Great work!

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    Rachel J — April 8, 2010 @ 3:57 pm

    Two words : Love. It. Simple and flavorful = an excellent, more healthful recipe. Cheers!

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    Ed Schenk — April 8, 2010 @ 4:01 pm

    The onion rings look awesome! Great job!

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    Priscilla - She's Cookin' — April 8, 2010 @ 4:12 pm

    Damn those look good! Always looking for a non-fried alternative to my favorite foods :)

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    Marly — April 8, 2010 @ 4:59 pm

    We’re always looking for a healthy twist to comfort foods like onion rings. These look great to have for a Friday night family dinner. This will be on the books for this weekend!

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    Ann — April 8, 2010 @ 5:17 pm

    Awesome, looks so crispy and yummy

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    Brandie — April 8, 2010 @ 6:26 pm

    These looks so amazing and then I was even more impressed when I read “baked”…awesome.

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    Trendsetters — April 8, 2010 @ 7:59 pm

    very crrispy n chruncy..very nice golden color

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    Stephanie @ Per l'Amore del Cibo — April 8, 2010 @ 9:42 pm

    These look great! Looks like you’d never know they were baked…which is always a good sign. Love the Ritz cracker idea!

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    Jade — April 8, 2010 @ 10:00 pm

    Oh I lovvveee onion rings! but all that oil just puts me off. will definitely be trying this :)

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    McMom — April 9, 2010 @ 1:11 am

    I love onion rings! I’m so glad to find a baked version.

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    Sara @ Our Best Bites — April 9, 2010 @ 1:54 am

    I just tried another baked onion ring recipe and it was a COMPLETE failure! I was going to give up but I got excited when I saw this pic on Foodgawker. I’m gonna have to try your version!

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    Memória — April 9, 2010 @ 5:03 am

    These onion rings look perfect!! I love that you used the oven.

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    ze.good.food.junkie — April 9, 2010 @ 9:52 am

    Wowee, onion rings are one of my favorite dishes in the whole wide world and yours look amazing! I’ll be sure to try it soon

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    Grapefruit — April 13, 2010 @ 10:42 am

    Gorgeous!
    I love, LOVE onion rings and love that these are baked. Will be trying soon!

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    mr. pineapple man — April 30, 2010 @ 3:56 pm

    ritz cracker! great idea~ thank god i have some in my pantry :)

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    TheJollyTomato — January 10, 2011 @ 9:12 pm

    Loved this recipe! The kids enjoyed helping out, especially the cracker-crushing part, and this is one of the few ways I have gotten them to eat onions! I included this in Jolly Tomato’s Fun Food Saturday (Whole Lotta Shakin’ edition) here: http://bit.ly/b1KhnP
    Jeanne @JollyTomato

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    Georgia — January 10, 2011 @ 9:57 pm

    Hi Jeanne,

    I’m so glad you and your kids enjoyed making these! Thanks for stopping by and letting me know!

    Georgia

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    Grapefruit — January 10, 2011 @ 9:57 pm

    Gorgeous!
    I love, LOVE onion rings and love that these are baked. Will be trying soon!

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    ze.good.food.junkie — January 10, 2011 @ 9:57 pm

    Wowee, onion rings are one of my favorite dishes in the whole wide world and yours look amazing! I’ll be sure to try it soon

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    mr. pineapple man — January 10, 2011 @ 9:57 pm

    ritz cracker! great idea~ thank god i have some in my pantry :)

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    Sara @ Our Best Bites — January 10, 2011 @ 9:57 pm

    I just tried another baked onion ring recipe and it was a COMPLETE failure! I was going to give up but I got excited when I saw this pic on Foodgawker. I’m gonna have to try your version!

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    Jade — January 10, 2011 @ 9:57 pm

    Oh I lovvveee onion rings! but all that oil just puts me off. will definitely be trying this :)

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    Memória — January 10, 2011 @ 9:57 pm

    These onion rings look perfect!! I love that you used the oven.

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    McMom — January 10, 2011 @ 9:57 pm

    I love onion rings! I’m so glad to find a baked version.

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    Stephanie @ Per l'Amore del Ci — January 10, 2011 @ 9:57 pm

    These look great! Looks like you’d never know they were baked…which is always a good sign. Love the Ritz cracker idea!

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    Linn @ Swedish Home Cooking — January 10, 2011 @ 9:58 pm

    Baked onion rings in a fun and new way! Great. I like that. I just started an online cooking show, please check it out!

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    Lazaro Cooks! — January 10, 2011 @ 9:58 pm

    Great recipe with the Ritz crackers. Baked much lighter.

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    Brandie — January 10, 2011 @ 10:09 pm

    These looks so amazing and then I was even more impressed when I read “baked”…awesome.

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    Trendsetters — January 10, 2011 @ 10:09 pm

    very crrispy n chruncy..very nice golden color

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    Marly — January 10, 2011 @ 10:09 pm

    We’re always looking for a healthy twist to comfort foods like onion rings. These look great to have for a Friday night family dinner. This will be on the books for this weekend!

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    Priscilla - She's Cookin' — January 10, 2011 @ 10:09 pm

    Damn those look good! Always looking for a non-fried alternative to my favorite foods :)

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    Ed Schenk — January 10, 2011 @ 10:09 pm

    The onion rings look awesome! Great job!

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    Ann — January 10, 2011 @ 10:09 pm

    Awesome, looks so crispy and yummy

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    Rachel J — January 10, 2011 @ 10:09 pm

    Two words : Love. It. Simple and flavorful = an excellent, more healthful recipe. Cheers!

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    Daniel — January 10, 2011 @ 10:09 pm

    They look absolutely delicious! I will definitely be trying this one. Great work!

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    Sophie — January 10, 2011 @ 10:09 pm

    Your baked onion rings look so tasty & aprt too!

    MMMMM,…

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    Dionne Baldwin - Try Anything Once — February 8, 2011 @ 4:09 pm

    I have never ever made onion rings before but we all LOVE them at my house! I would definitely get mom of the year if I made these. :)

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    Jennette — April 9, 2011 @ 11:00 pm

    Very tasty and definitely lighter than the deep-fried ones, but still had a nice flavor and crunch! Thanks for sharing!

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    Eftychia — May 23, 2011 @ 4:29 pm

    Delicious and healthy! Thanks!

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    Melanie — February 13, 2012 @ 3:00 am

    So yummy! I really enjoyed this recipe! Thanks for sharing. :)

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    Anonymous — June 3, 2012 @ 1:35 am

    I just made these… they came out AWESOME!!! I was skeptical at first since I love onion rings but they were really good!

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    Anonymous — July 8, 2012 @ 4:10 am

    This recipe is a keeper. The rings turn out crispy and taste great. Didn’t have the Ritz crackers on hand, so used Club crackers.
    Will definitely make them again.

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    Tora — March 24, 2013 @ 3:59 pm

    Made these twice this weekend! Delicious and simple! Turned the oven down a little bit so they didn’t get too dark. Heaven! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe!

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