Vegan French-Fried Onions

Oven-frying lightly battered onion slices produces the kind of crispy onion rings we all love, but with less fat and fewer calories. Plus, we use almond milk to make this crispy onion topping dairy-free and vegan--perfect for topping a vegan green bean casserole!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
12 servings


  • 1 medium onion, halved and sliced

  • 1 cup plain unsweetened almond milk or other nondairy milk

  • cup all-purpose flour

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • Canola or olive oil cooking spray


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Combine onions and almond milk (or other milk) in a medium bowl. Let stand for 15 minutes. Drain (discard milk) and return to the bowl. Sprinkle with flour, pepper and salt and toss to coat. Transfer to a large rimmed baking sheet. Coat generously with cooking spray. Bake, stirring once or twice, until tender and crisp, 25 to 28 minutes.


To make ahead: The oven-fried onions can stand at room temperature for up to 2 hours.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

19 Calories
0g Fat
4g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Serving Size 1 tablespoon
Calories 19
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 1g 1%
Total Fat 0g 0%
Vitamin A 42IU 1%
Vitamin C 1mg 1%
Folate 8mcg 2%
Sodium 63mg 3%
Calcium 40mg 3%
Iron 0mg 1%
Magnesium 2mg 0%
Potassium 21mg 0%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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