Baked Thyme Onion Rings

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

I LOVE onion rings. Unfortunately, onion rings that you typically indulge in at a restaurant are usually fried and loaded with carbs and calories, making them a not so healthy option when choosing an appetizer. I was having a major onion ring craving the other day but wanted to make them diabetic and carb friendly. Since I have been on a major almond meal kick lately, I decided to make them using that and I was sooo happy with how they turned out!

What you will need:
  • 2 large onions (I used sweet onions)
  • 2 tbs of finely chopped thyme
  • 1 1/2 cup of almond meal
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • 1/2 tsp of pepper
  • 1/2 tsp of garlic powder
  • 2 eggs

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Wash and slice your onion into rings. Remove that sticky outer layer.
  3. Combine all of the dry ingredients together in a bowl.
  4. Mix together the two eggs in a separate bowl.
  5. Dip each onion ring in the egg mixture first and then in the "flour" mixture.
  6. Place on a lined baking sheet (makes for easy cleanup).
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Turn over the onion rings at the halfway mark. When they are nice and golden take them out.
These are seriously amazing! The thyme adds the perfect amount of unique flavoring and the fact that they are baked and low carb (less than 1 gram of effective carb per onion ring) makes them a wonderfully crunchy and healthy snack that will curb any salty craving that you may be having.

34 comments:

Alexsia said...

Looks easy and delicious! I'm definitely going to try these. Thanks for the recipe :)

Briana said...

Aaaaah! Those look amazing. Do you deliver? ;-)

Amy said...

Yum. You make everything look so tasty!!! And healthy!!

Tonia L said...

I love onion rings but never thought to make them myself! They look super easy but really delicious!!

~BB~ said...

Oh wow - those look delicious! And a healthier version than restaurants?? I will definitely be making these! Thanks!

Meghan @ More from Meg said...

Looks so delicious!! I'm having company over this weekend and I might just make these!! Thanks for sharing :)

colleen said...

these look awesome - I love thyme and will probably try this with some breadcrumbs I have.

Montalvo Country said...

Yummy! I'll take ten batches, please ;)

Anisha Ranjit said...

That's a guilt free snack...Perfect!

Kate said...

Those look amazing! Have to try them soon :)

Alexa said...

Mmmm. Those do look really good. The thyme would be a great ingredient!

Lindsay said...

Oh my, these look amazing! Girl, you are so good at making food that is good for you. :)

NatalieW. said...

Can't wait to try this! I love your low carb recipes :)

iwqa said...

You are reading my mind :D

NOELLE ALOUD said...

Those look incredibly delicious, and I love that they're baked AND gluten-free!

Gail Smith said...

Must try these!

Traci said...

My biggest problem with eating healthy is the snacking & things like this. I LOVE onion rings & french fries & I hate doing without them. I'll have to try this. This is probably a dumb question but in what part of the store is almond meal in?

1914house said...

My mouth is watering. I will be trying this!

Eleanor Rae said...

Oooh these look so good! You're such a genius! x

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

Traci- Not a dump question at all! You can find almond meal at almost any health food grocery store (like Whole Foods). It will be in the baking section.

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

Going to definately try this. I love onion rings too but not the feeling you have after you eat them!

Tabitha Mahoney said...

Yum so making these on Friday.

Thanks lovely

Tab

The Cyclist's Wife said...

Those look great, I love the use of almond meal!

Anna @ IHOD said...

You give me so many great new ideas. Thank you!
Happy week to you:)

mollycomeforth said...

These look delicious! I can't wait to try them. Do you have a ketchup recipe?

Katie said...

so yummy.

dreamday said...

this is brilliant! i have a weakness for these.

Victoria said...

Those look amazing! I need to try them soon.

Katie said...

You are wonderful! putting this on my list to make
XOXO,KT
TheSouthernBeautyNerd

Susanna said...

I made these last night - thank you, thank you, thank you - THESE ARE DELISH!!!

caseyportman said...

Wow, Paleo onion rings - love it! Is almond meal the same thing as almond flour??

Sarah said...

These are delicious! I found it is easier to dip the onion when it is cut into smaller pieces rather than keeping it in it's circle shape. Not exactly an onion RING but still delicious! Thank you for sharing this recipe :)

Anonymous said...

Has anyone made a cajun spice version? I love cajun onion rings.

Anonymous said...

VERY tasty but not crunchy or crispy - did I do something wrong?
I also made a batch and tossed in some nutritional yeast -also very yummy!

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