Over the holidays I was sent a wonderful gourmet package filled with delicious breakfast foods from a friend who clearly knows me very well! It had syrup, jam, pancakes mixes and more! I obviously decided to use one pancake mix to make just that: pancakes. With the second bag I decided to get a little more creative and stumbled upon this recipe that provided a whole new source of inspiration! I loved the idea of using pancake batter for onion rings but wanted to keep it somewhat healthy. After doing a little research (isn’t the internet amazing?) I combined a few recipes and decided to make baked onion rings!
I was a little worried that they would just leave us wanting “the real thing,” but oh my, these were so delicious and satisfying! I was shocked at how much 1 onion could make and loved that these were such a fun thing to eat and probably cost less than $2 to make!
Baked Onion Rings
1 large or 2 medium onions
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
2 cups pancake mix
1 1/2 tsp. chili powder
2 large eggs
1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Spray large baking sheet with cooking spray. Cut off both ends of onion and peel. Slice in half-inch thick slices going against the grain. Separate into rings (you can keep the smallest rings for a different use).
2. Set up your station: Pour flour in a shallow dish. Lightly beat eggs in another shallow dish. Combine pancake mix and seasonings in another shallow dish. Take one ring at a time and dip to coat in flour, then coat in egg then coat in pancake mixture. Place onion ring on prepared baking sheet. Repeat with remaining onion rings. You can add more of any ingredient as needed.
3. Bake for 8-10 minutes, until golden brown. Serve and enjoy!
~What is your favorite recipe that’s been “healthified?”