Crunchy, golden onion rings that aren't deep-fried--how can that be? We moisten the onions with tangy buttermilk and then dredge them in seasoned breadcrumbs and then here's the trick: we spray them lightly with olive oil before baking them to crispy perfection.

Ruth Cousineau
Source: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 1998


Recipe Summary

45 mins
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Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly oil a baking sheet.

  • Cut onions into 1/2-inch rounds and separate into rings. Place in a bowl and toss with buttermilk. Combine breadcrumbs, salt and pepper in another bowl. Dredge onion rings in breadcrumbs and place on the prepared baking sheet. Lightly mist with olive oil cooking spray. Bake until lightly browned, about 25 minutes.


Easy cleanup: Recipes that require cooking spray can leave behind a sticky residue that can be hard to clean. To save time and keep your baking sheet looking fresh, line it with a layer of foil before you apply the cooking spray.

Nutrition Facts

133 calories; protein 4g 8% DV; carbohydrates 27.2g 9% DV; exchange other carbs 2; dietary fiber 2.4g 10% DV; sugars 9.6g; fat 1.2g 2% DV; saturated fat 0.3g 1% DV; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 2.4IU; vitamin c 7.9mg 13% DV; folate 71.3mcg 18% DV; calcium 71mg 7% DV; iron 1.4mg 8% DV; magnesium 23.9mg 9% DV; potassium 238.6mg 7% DV; sodium 452.2mg 18% DV; thiamin 0.3mg 26% DV.