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T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies
Breaded Onion Rings Recipe


  • 4 slices 100% whole wheat bread, toasted
  • 1 Tbsp nutritional yeast flakes
  • 2 Tbsp dried parsley
  • 1½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp Italian herb blend
  • 1½ tsp sea salt (optional)
  • 1½ cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup unsweetened plant-based milk
  • 2 large red or white onions, cut into ¼-inch thick slices and separated into rings


  • 1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • 2. Process the toasted bread slices in a food processor until fine crumbs form. Add the nutritional yeast, parsley, garlic powder, onion powder, Italian herb blend, and sea salt (if using).
  • 3. Transfer the crumb mixture to a shallow dish. Put the flour in another shallow dish, and the milk in a third shallow dish.
  • 4. Completely coat the onion rings with flour, then dip them in the milk, and finally coat them in the bread crumbs. You can do several onions rings at once.
  • 5. Place the breaded onion rings on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 15 to 25 minutes, until golden brown and crispy. Serve warm.

Cooking Tips

  • 1. You can save time by starting with 3 cups whole wheat breadcrumbs instead of making the crumbs from toast. Or, for gluten-free onion rings, replace the breadcrumbs with crushed Rice Chex cereal.

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