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 ¼ 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!
Gluten Free Vegan Baked Onion Rings
- 2 onions
- ¼ cup water
- 1 cup chickpea flour
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- 2 teaspoon sweet paprika
- ⅛ teaspoon cayenne powder
- 6 tablespoon vegan Parmesan cheese
- 3 tablespoon 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.
advaitha annapurna reddy says
can i deep fry them instead of baking them?
Iosune Robles says
Hi! Feel free to fry them instead of baking them 🙂 Have a nice day!
I'm wondering could all purpose flour be used instead of chickpea flour? Thank you!
Hi Kristine! Yes, you can use all purpose flour if you want, but maybe you should add more or less because is not the same kind of flour 🙂
OMG! These look amazing! I need to try them
Hi Liz! Thanks a lot 😀
I think I just found the perfect recipe for my next snack-evening! Never had onion rings before, so it would be great to finally give this classic treat a go... in a gluten-free version 🙂
Hi Terje! I hope you like it, they're so delicious and also vegan 🙂
Well, I finally gave them a go... and I loved them! Ate the entire big bowl by myself. The bf was less enthusiastic though, he found them too dry on their own and didn't like the avocado dip I made to have with the rings 😀 Plus he thought they were "too healthy" as he'd prefer deep-fried snacks instead. Oh well, his loss!
I'm glad you liked it Terje! 😀
I really want to make these but I'm allergic to chickpeas and nuts and most everything that can be made into flour except brown rice. Would brown rice flour work in place of the chickpea flour? Thanks!
Hi Ashley! You can try to use rice flour instead of the chickpea flour. You can also add some flax seeds and blend the mixture 🙂
I just made these with brown rice flour and added in a little nutritional yeast to the dry ingredients and they were DEILICIOUS! Thanks so much for a great recipe!
Awkward autocorrect on delicious haha
Great!!! Thanks for making the recipe Ashley 😀
Laura @PetiteAllergyTreats says
Love how healthy these are! It's hard to find egg free AND gluten free classics that are also healthy! Pinned. 🙂
Thanks a lot Laura!
Rachel @LittleChefBigAppetite says
Gah! I cannot wait to try these! They look incredible!
Thanks Rachel!!!! 🙂