I’ve never liked onion rings and I can’t understand why, they are so delicious! Since I’m a vegan my taste buds have changed and I love them! Especially this baked version, it’s a healthier alternative to fried onion rings, they are lighter and they are so tasty. This recipe is also vegan and gluten-free.
You can eat these crispy baked onion rings with your favorite sauce, we’ve used ketchup this time, but you can also use barbecue sauce, vegan mayonnaise or whatever.
It’s a great appetizer or snack. You can eat them freshly baked or even when they are cold, they will be delicious too! I prefer this egg and dairy-free version because they are better for my health and they taste so good. In addition, they have less calories than the traditional version, so you can eat more!
This recipe is easy peasy, you only have to slice the peeled onions, mix the water and 1/4 cup of chickpea flour in a bowl and the rest of the ingredients in another bowl, submerge the onion rings in both mixtures and bake them for 20 or 25 minutes, that’s all! You can also fry them, but these onion rings are so delicious and crispy, so it’s not worth it.
You can use any plant milk or vegetable broth instead of the water and you can also use another kind of flour. You can add any herb or spice and you can try different combinations until you find your favorite, there are so many options, so you can make a totally different recipe every time.
I’ve baked them for 20 minutes the first time I’ve made this recipe and for 25 minutes for the second time. The first time they were softer and the second time they were crispier. You may need to bake longer or shorter depending on the oven you’re using and the texture you’re looking for.
If you don’t like spicy food you can remove the cayenne powder or you can add less or you can also use hot paprika instead sweet paprika (the onion rings will be a less spicy flavor).
We’ve used our homemade vegan Parmesan cheese to make this recipe, you only need 4 ingredients to prepare it and it’s sooo easy to make. If you can’t find the ingredients or you don’t want to use it, you can also use nutritional or brewer’s yeast or garlic powder, or you can remove this ingredient too, this baked onion rings recipe always works, so you can add or remove any spice or herb, they will taste amazing!
- 2 onions
- ¼ cup water (125 ml)
- 1 cup chickpea flour (120 g)
- 1 tbsp garlic powder
- 1 tbsp onion powder
- 2 tsp sweet paprika
- ⅛ tsp cayenne powder
- 6 tbsp vegan Parmesan cheese
- 3 tbsp oregano
- Preheat the oven at 390 º F or 200 º C.
- Peel the onion and slice them.
- Mix the water and ¼ cup (30 g) chickpea flour in a bowl. Mix ¾ cup chickpea flour (90 g) with the rest of the ingredients in another bowl.
- Submerge the onion rings in the water+flour mixture and then in the other mixture.
- Bake them on a baking sheet with baking paper for 20 or 25 minutes.