Crispy Vegan Onion Rings

Indulge in the crunchy goodness of these delectable vegan onion rings! This recipe offers a tantalizing blend of flavors and textures, perfect for satisfying your snack cravings or impressing guests at your next gathering. Crafted with care and precision, these onion rings are not only delicious but also cruelty-free, making them an excellent choice for those following a plant-based lifestyle.


  • 2 large yellow onions
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup bread crumbs (ensure they are vegan-friendly)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup non-dairy milk (such as almond, soy, or oat milk)
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • Vegetable oil for frying


  1. Begin by preparing the onions. Peel them and slice them into thick rings, approximately 1/2 inch wide. Separate the rings and set them aside.
  2. In a shallow bowl, combine the flour, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and black pepper. Mix well to ensure that the spices are evenly distributed.
  3. In another bowl, whisk together the non-dairy milk and apple cider vinegar. This mixture will serve as the vegan alternative to buttermilk, providing a tangy flavor and helping the breading to adhere to the onions.
  4. Dip each onion ring into the flour mixture, coating it thoroughly. Shake off any excess flour.
  5. Next, dip the floured onion ring into the non-dairy milk mixture, ensuring that it is fully coated.
  6. Finally, dip the onion ring into the bread crumbs, pressing gently to adhere the crumbs to the surface. Repeat this process for the remaining onion rings.
  7. Heat vegetable oil in a deep fryer or large skillet to 350°F (175°C). Carefully lower the breaded onion rings into the hot oil, being sure not to overcrowd the pan.
  8. Fry the onion rings for 2-3 minutes, or until they are golden brown and crispy. Use tongs to remove them from the oil and transfer them to a paper towel-lined plate to drain any excess oil.
  9. Serve the vegan onion rings immediately, accompanied by your favorite dipping sauce or vegan aioli.

Nutritional Information:

  • Serving Size: 1 onion ring
  • Calories: 65
  • Total Fat: 1.5g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.2g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 147mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 11.9g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.8g
  • Sugars: 1.4g
  • Protein: 1.6g

Weight Watchers SmartPoints:

  • Each onion ring is 1 SmartPoint on the Weight Watchers program.


These crispy vegan onion rings are sure to be a hit with vegans and non-vegans alike! With their golden-brown exterior and tender, flavorful interior, they make the perfect appetizer or snack for any occasion. Plus, with their low calorie and fat content, you can enjoy them guilt-free. Whether you’re hosting a party or simply craving a tasty treat, give this recipe a try and prepare to be amazed by the deliciousness of homemade vegan onion rings!