Air Fryer Onion Rings

Perfectly crispy air fryer onion rings are way better than the frozen variety (and easy to make)!

Satisfy your craving and skip the takeout (and the extra fat). Onion rings aren’t difficult and taste amazing.

close up of Air Fryer Onion Rings on a plate

Air Fryer Onion Rings

Finally, we can enjoy crispy, crunchy onion rings without a vat of oil!

We love air fryer recipes because they come out so crispy and are so easy to make! The air fryer needs less oil, creates fewer fat calories, and plus it takes less time. What’s not to love?

onions to make Air Fryer Onion Rings

Ingredients

ONIONS We like large, sweet onions like Vidalias, but if Walla Wallas are available, those are the best!

FLOUR This simple dredge adds seasoning but most of all helps the coating stick to the onions.

BUTTERMILK & EGG This helps the crumbs stick. If you don’t have buttermilk, cream or milk will work.

PANKO Panko bread crumbs have more crunch for a crispy coating. If you only have regular bread crumbs, those work too.

process of coating Air Fryer Onion Rings with batter

How to Make Air Fryer Onion Rings

Make a double batch of these beauties, because you can be sure that they will disappear in no time!

  1. Cut onions into ½ inch slices and separate the rings.
  2. Combine flour, seasoned salt, & cayenne pepper in a small bowl. Set aside.
  3. Whisk eggs in another bowl until they are frothy. Stir breadcrumbs, oil, & cornmeal in another bowl.
  4. Dip each ring into eggs, flour, eggs, breadcrumbs, then place in the preheated air fryer.

top view of coated Air Fryer Onion Rings on a sheet

  1. Fry rings in a single layer until golden brown & crispy on the outside, about 12 to 15 minutes.
  2. Remove onion rings from the air fryer & sprinkle with seasoned salt. Serve immediately.

Can you Freeze Onion Rings?

Freeze cooked and cooled onion rings in a zippered bag with the date labeled on the outside. They’ll keep fresh for up to 8 weeks in the freezer.

Cook from frozen in the air fryer.

Air Fryer Onion Rings in the air fryer

Air Fryer Appetizers

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cooked Air Fryer Onion Rings

Air Fryer Onion Rings

Crispy & crunchy air fryer onion rings are perfect as a snack with dipping sauce, or as a side dish with burgers or hot dogs!
Course Air Fryer, Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 27 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 357
Author Holly Nilsson

Ingredients

  • 1 large sweet onion
  • cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • cup buttermilk
  • 2 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons cornmeal optional

Instructions

  • Peel onion and cut into ½ ” thick slices. Separate slices.
  • Combine flour, salt, and cayenne pepper in a small bowl. Whisk egg and buttermilk in a second bowl. Toss breadcrumbs, oil, and cornmeal in a third bowl.
  • Dip each onion into egg mixture and then into the flour mixture. Dip it back into the egg mixture and finally into the bread crumb mixture pressing to adhere.
  • Once all rings are coated, spray each with cooking spray. Preheat air fryer to 350°F.
  • Place onion rings in the air fryer in a single layer and cook for 12-15 minutes or until crisp on the outside.
  • Remove from the air fryer and sprinkle with seasoning salt.

Nutrition

Calories: 357 | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 86mg | Sodium: 881mg | Potassium: 281mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 212IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 134mg | Iron: 3mg
Air Fryer Onion Rings in the air fryer with writing
cooked Air Fryer Onion Rings with writing
Air Fryer Onion Rings in the air fryer with a title
Air Fryer Onion Rings in the air fryer and plated with a title

Originally posted at Spend with Pennies

Wellness Lemon and Ginger Shot

Wellness Lemon and Ginger Shot

Welcome the day with an immune-boosting, anti-inflammatory elixir comprised of just lemon, ginger and cayenne pepper. Throw in an orange to amp up the nutrition of this immunity shot, if desired. These wellness lemon and ginger shots take just minutes to make.

Photo of three clear glass bottles filled with lemon and ginger shots. A knob of ginger and half a slice of lemon are next to the bottles.

Every winter I load up on nourishing immunity shot recipes, such as this Lemon and Ginger Shot and our Immune Boosting Ginger and Turmeric ShotsMinimal ingredients are required and they’re MUCH cheaper than those found in stores. These wellness shot recipes, Healthy Green Smoothie and  Instant Pot Bone Broth recipes are made often come January.

Ginger Shot Recipe

These lemon ginger shots require just three ingredients to make – four if you’d prefer to tame the spicy kick of the ginger by adding an orange. This small immune booster shot packs a huge nutrition punch. 
 
I use an inexpensive Hamilton Beach Juicer, but a high speed blender will also work. Instructions for both are included below.

Photo of three clear glass bottles filled with lemon and ginger shots. Squeezed lemon and orange rinds are nearby as well as a stick of ginger.

HOW TO MAKE Ginger SHOTS

If using a juicer, this spicy ginger shot recipes can be made in only five minutes in 4 short steps:

 

Prep the Produce – wash the ginger and lemon with a vegetable brush or toothbrush.

 

Juice the Produce – Juice the ginger and lemon (and orange, if adding). 

 

Add the Cayenne Pepper – Add the cayenne pepper to the juice and stir to combine

 

Enjoy – throw back this bad boy and reap the rewards.

Ginger Shot Benefits

As detailed in our Ginger Turmeric Shot recipe, ginger is a powerhouse of nutrition. Think rich with antioxidants, natural inflammatory, immune system booster and more. Head over and read up if you’re not familiar with all the benefits of ginger. Ginger shots for colds and ginger shots for weight loss are two reasons we incorporate these into our diet. 

clear mason jar with ginger shot juice next to a mesh strainer, empty glass mason jar and knob of ginger.

When Should You Take Ginger Shots?

Preferably in the morning. The ginger will help boost your metabolism and sooth any belly issues you may wake up with. 

**DISCLAIMER** I am not a doctor and am not offering up medical advice. These are just benefits I’ve personally researched. 

Photo of three clear glass bottles filled with lemon and ginger shots. A knob of ginger and half a slice of lemon are next to the bottles.

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Wellness Lemon and Ginger Shot

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Kick off your week with an immune-boosting, anti-inflammatory elixir comprised of just lemon, ginger and cayenne pepper. Throw in an orange to tone down the spice and amp up the nutrition. These wellness lemon and ginger shots take just minutes to make each morning. 
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword Cayenne, Ginger, Healthy Shots, Juice Shots, Lemon
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 Shot
Calories 64kcal
Cost $1.50

Ingredients

  • 2 Lemons (*Note 1)
  • 1 2″ Piece of Fresh Ginger (*Note 2)
  • 1/8 tsp Cayenne Pepper

OPTIONAL:

  • 1 Large Orange (*Note 3)

Instructions

JUICER:

  • Wash the ginger with a vegetable brush or toothbrush and juice with the juicer.
  • Remove the peel from the lemons and juice with the juicer.
  • If adding an orange, remove the peel and juice with the juicer.
  • Add the cayenne pepper directly to the juice and manually stir to combine.
  • Enjoy immediately or store in airtight containers in the refrigerator up to 3 days.

BLENDER:

  • Juice the lemons (and orange if using) and add it to the blender followed by the ginger (skin removed) and cayenne pepper. Blend for 30 seconds, on high. If the mixture is too thick, add a tablespoon of water. Repeat a tablespoon at a time until the mix gets going.
  • Strain through a small fine mesh strainer or nut milk bag.
  • Enjoy immediately or store in airtight containers in the refrigerator up to 3 days. (*Note 4)

Notes

Note 1 – If using a juicer, peel the lemons before adding them to the juicer. If using a blender, keep the peel on so you can juice with ease.

Note 2 – If using a juicer, you can leave the ginger skin on. If using a blender, make sure to remove the skin first.

Note 3 – We love the spice of ginger and cayenne and don’t add anything extra. If you want to tone it down a bit, add an orange to the mix. It will add a ton of Vitamin C as well. If using a juicer, peel the orange before adding it to the juicer. If using a blender, keep the peel on so you can juice with ease.

Note 4- I make three batches at a time and store in these little  2 oz. glass bottles.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Shot | Calories: 64kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 298mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 94IU | Vitamin C: 114mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 1mg

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