Air-Fried Onion Rings

These onion rings have a super-crunchy breadcrumb base that starts with your choice of Ezekiel cereal (transformed into seasoned crumbs) or organic chickpea crumbs, which are gluten-free. Both are available online or at your local grocery store. No air fryer? A regular oven works, as well!

Serves 4


1 large Vidalia onion


cup unsweetened soy milk
½ cup oat flour
½ teaspoon paprika
¼ teaspoon turmeric

Dry Crumb Mixture

1 cup of Ezekiel Original Sprouted cereal, organic chickpea crumbs, or a combination
½ teaspoon paprika
¼ teaspoon turmeric

  1. Slice off the ends of the onion and remove outer skin. Carefully slice onion into ¼- to ½-inch slices. Separate the rings of the onion from each other to prepare for dipping and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the batter ingredients.
  3. In a high-powered blender, turn the cereal into finer crumbs. (If using the chickpea crumbs, you can skip this step.) Pour crumbs into a separate medium bowl and mix in the rest of the dry crumb mixture ingredients.
  4. Using separate hands for the wet and dry, dip one ring at a time, first into the wet batter, then into the dry mixture, coating each with crumbs. Place several coated onion rings in the basket of your air fryer. Try to avoid overcrowding, or they will all stick to each other.
  5. Bake at 400°F in batches (depending on size of your machine) until golden and crispy, around 9 minutes per batch. Repeat batches as needed to use all the onions and batter.
  6. Carefully remove onion rings from air fryer after each batch and serve.

Chef’s Note:

To prepare in a traditional oven instead of an air fryer, bake at 425°F for around 18 to 20 minutes.