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Crispy air fryer onion rings are served on a plate with ketchup.
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Air Fryer Onion Rings Recipe

Air Fryer Onion Rings are super crispy and crunchy, easy-to-make, and so much healthier for you than deep-fried!  Use a 3-bowl technique to coat your sliced onions with flour, an egg wash, and breadcrumbs.  You'll then cook them in the Air Fryer until golden brown and ultra crispy.  They make a great game day snack or weeknight dinner appetizer or side dish!

Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 113 kcal


  • 1 large sweet onion
  • ½ cup flour gluten-free or all purpose
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp. paprika
  • 1 ¼ tsp. salt tot aste
  • 1 egg large
  • cup milk cashew or almond milk
  • 1 ½ cups Panko bread crumbs gluten-free
  • 2 Tbsp. oil


  1. Trim ends from onion and remove the outer peel. Cut onion into rings about ½-inch thick.
  2. In three separate shallow bowls mix together the following:
  3. Bowl 1: Add flour, garlic powder, paprika, and ¾ teaspoon salt. Whisk until well combined.

  4. Bowl 2: Add egg and milk. Whisk until well combined. Add in ⅓ cup of flour mixture from bowl 1 and mix until smooth.

  5. Bowl 3: Add Panko bread crumbs, remaining salt, and oil. Toss until crumbs are well coated in the oil.

  6. Dip one onion ring in the flour mixture, dredge the egg wash, and then coat with the bread crumbs.  Repeat this process with the remaining onion rings and place on a plate until ready to air fry.

  7. Preheat air fryer to 360°F for at least 3 minutes. Add onion rings in a single layer making sure not to overlap them. You can place smaller rings inside of bigger rings to make more room.

  8. Cook for 6-8 minutes, flipping rings halfway through. Repeat this step with remaining onion rings until they are all cooked.
  9. Keep onion rings warm between batches by placing on a parchment paper lined baking sheet in a 250°F oven.

  10. Serve immediately with a side of ketchup and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • Serving size is for roughly 3-4 onion rings.
  • Keep onion rings warm between batches by placing on a parchment paper lined baking sheet in a 250 degree oven.  
Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Onion Rings Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 113 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 20mg7%
Sodium 402mg17%
Potassium 30mg1%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 106IU2%
Calcium 41mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.