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close up overhead shot of air fried onion rings


Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time45 mins
Crunchy, golden onion rings are breaded with flour, milk, panko, and seasonings, before air-frying to a crispy perfection.
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish/Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 130


  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving (4 g)
Calories 130 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 69mg23%
Sodium 331mg14%
Potassium 94mg3%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 208IU4%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 32mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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