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close up overhead shot of air fried onion rings


Katerina | Diethood
Crunchy, golden onion rings are breaded with flour, milk, panko, and seasonings, before air-frying to a crispy perfection.
Servings : 8
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


  • 1 to 2 large sweet onions, trim the ends, peel off the skin, and cut the onions into 1/2-inch-thick slices
  • ¾ cup coconut flour, almond flour, gluten free flour, or all-purpose flour work just as well.
  • 3 eggs
  • cup milk
  • 2 cups pork panko crumbs, you can also use plain breadcrumbs
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon sweet or smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper, or to taste
  • Dipping sauces, for serving: ranch, ketchup, hot sauce, honey mustard, etc…


  • Preheat the Air Fryer to 375˚F.
  • Carefully separate the sliced onions into rings.
  • Place the flour in a shallow bowl.
  • In a separate shallow bowl, whisk the eggs with the milk.
  • Place the panko crumbs in a separate bowl; whisk in the chili powder, paprika garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
  • Dip the onion rings in the egg mixture; then, dip in the flour and coat all sides with the flour.
  • Again dip them back in the egg mixture, coating completely.
  • Add to the breadcrumbs-mixture to thoroughly coat; use your fingers to press the crumbs to the onions.
  • Spray the air fryer basket with cooking oil.
  • Place each onion ring in the air fryer basket; DO NOT crowd the basket. Leave a little bit of room in between the onion rings. You will have to cook the onion rings in several batches.
  • Spray onion rings with cooking oil.
  • Cook for 5 minutes.
  • Flip over the onion rings; spray with cooking oil, and continue to cook for 5 more minutes.
  • Remove onions from air fryer basket.
  • Serve with dipping sauces.


Serving: 4 g | Calories: 130 kcal | Carbohydrates: 10 g | Protein: 9 g | Fat: 6 g | Saturated Fat: 3 g | Trans Fat: 1 g | Cholesterol: 69 mg | Sodium: 331 mg | Potassium: 94 mg | Fiber: 4 g | Sugar: 3 g | Vitamin A: 208 IU | Vitamin C: 2 mg | Calcium: 32 mg | Iron: 1 mg | Net Carbs: 6 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Appetizer, Side Dish/Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer onion rings, healthy air fryer recipes, healthy onion rings, homemade onion rings