Crunchy Baked Onion Rings

Crunchy Baked Onion Rings
  • 4Servings


  • 1 cup panko
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 cup flower
  • 1 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 extra-large onion, cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices
  • cooking spray


Preheat the oven to 475 degrees. In a food processor, pulse the panko, cayenne, 1/2 tsp. pepper and 1/4 tsp. salt to fine crumbs. Set out three shallow bowls. Place the flour in the first bowl. In the second bowl, whisk the buttermilk, egg and 1/2 tsp. salt. Pour the panko mixture into the third bowl. Separate 24 of the largest rings from the onion slices. Working in batches, dip the rings in the flour; shake off excess. Dip the rings in the buttermilk mixture; let excess drip back into the bowl. Lightly coat the rings in the panko mixture. Divide the rings between two parchment-lined baking sheets, arranging in a single layer; coat with the cooking spray. Bake until crispy and browned, about 18 minutes. Sprinkle with 1/4 tsp. salt. Serve with the Avocado Ranch Dipping Sauce.