How to make onion rings in a healthy and low-carb recipe


Snacking doesn’t have to be all about fast food. Try this delicious and healthy recipe for low-carb onion rings to satiate those taste buds.

Eating our favorite snacks doesn’t have to be a guilt-filled experience. While it’s hard to pick out healthy snacks, especially given that they’re meant to be a quick way to satiate your hunger pangs, there are a variety of healthy options to choose from. One such option is onion rings, which are crunchy and gluten-free.

Yes, we know our immediate thinking is that they are well fried, but here we have an option for healthy snacks with tea, coffee or whatever you like!

Onions provide a variety of health benefits for the hair, eyes, and heart, and contain antioxidants. It is rich in nutrients such as sodium, potassium, folic acid, vitamins A, C and E, calcium, magnesium and phosphorous. According to a study published in the journal Mediators of Inflammation, the chemical composition of onions helps in boosting immunity and has anti-cancer properties as well.

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Make onion rings the healthy way! Image Courtesy: Unsplash
healthy onion rings recipe

For this low-carb recipe, we’ll be baking onion rings instead of the traditional deep-frying method. So, get ready to enjoy delicious and nutritious appetizers!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 2 medium size onions
  • 3/4 cup besan (gram flour)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup dry breadcrumbs (whole wheat bread is preferred)
  • olive oil
  • Salt, turmeric and black pepper to taste (half a teaspoon each)
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Onion rings can be a healthy snack, too! Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Here’s how to make dry breadcrumbs for this recipe:

Preheat oven to 250°F/120°C and place slices of crustless bread in for 15-20 minutes. Once the bread has cooled, break it into crumbs.

Here is a step-by-step guide for preparing onion rings:

Step 1: Preheat oven to 450°F (232°C) and coat a baking sheet with olive oil.

Step 2: After peeling the outer peel and cutting both ends, cut the onion into 1/2-inch-thick slices, in rings. Put the rings in a bowl and add cold water to it.

Step 3: Combine besan/gram flour with baking powder and beat eggs in a separate bowl.

The fourth step: In another bowl, add the breadcrumbs and season with salt, black pepper and turmeric.

Fifth step: Take one ring at a time, remove from the water and cover with flour. Now, dip the ring into the egg mixture and cover it in the breadcrumbs mixture. Remember to get rid of excess water, eggs, or breadcrumbs from the onion ring.

Sixth step: Repeat step 5 for all onion rings and coat them with olive oil. Bake for 10 minutes, flipping each onion ring. Bake for another 10 or until you see a golden brown color and a crunchy texture.

So, ladies, try this recipe and enjoy your tea!

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