Recipes » Appetizers » Oil-Free Air Fryer Onion Rings
T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies


  • 1 large yellow onion


  • ½ cup almond flour
  • ½ cup chickpea flour
  • 1 ⅓ cup unsweetened plant-based milk
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp salt, or to taste


  • 1 cup almond meal
  • 2 Tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp sea salt, or to taste


  • 1. Slice off the end of the onion. Remove the outer skin and slice the onion into ½-inch thick rounds.
  • 2. Separate the sliced onions into individual rings.
  • 3. Combine the ingredients for the batter in a bowl and mix well. Set aside.
  • 4. Combine the ingredients for the breading in a separate bowl and mix well.
  • 5. Dip each onion ring first into the batter, then into the breading.
  • 6. Place breaded onion rings on a baking sheet while you prepare the remaining onions.
  • 7. Once you’ve finished breading all of the rings, place them in a single layer (in batches) into the air fryer. Bake at 370 degrees F for 8–10 minutes, until the onion rings are crispy and browned.
  • 8. If you are using a traditional oven, bake at 400 degrees F for 20–25 minutes, until browned and crispy.

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