I have never in my life used a deep fryer and honestly the idea kind of freaks me out even though I know the end product will be AMAZING. Onion rings seem to get the short stick too when it comes to amazing foods I want to eat when dining out. I never see them on menus! Even if I did there is 0% chance of them being gluten free, so perhaps their absence is not so terrible?
I have a dream that I will one day dine in a restaurant that serves such delicious delectables and no one notices the foods are healthy and gluten free. Does this place exist? I feel like it does, just not in my area…Anywhoo Onion Rings! Baked! Growing up I was always partial to Burger King’s because, a) they were the only place that served them and b) my uncle owns a few and therefore we never went anywhere else. I distinctly remember we moved to a town that didn’t have a Burger King and this being a real conversation point.
The batter for the babies is mild and addictive. I kept eating the batter with a spoon and then was miraculously not hungry at lunch. How did that happen?! I used Nutritional Yeast in the batter because I freaking love the taste. I found mine in the bulk section at Wegman’s but I have also seen smaller quantities sold at other stores.
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- ½ tsp onion powder
- ½ tsp paprika
- ½ tsp pepper
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ cup almond meal
- ½ cup cornmeal
- 3 TBS nutritional yeast
- 1 cup milk
- water to thin out batter
- 1 large onion, thinly sliced
- Preheat oven to 350F and prepare 2 baking sheets with parchment or Silpat.
- In a large bowl bowl mix the garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, pepper, and salt.
- Stir in the almond meal, cornmeal, and nutritional yeast.
- Slowly pour in the milk, thin batter out with water as needed.
- Dredge each onion slice in the batter and shake to remove excess batter.
- Place onion slices on prepared baking sheet.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes.