Gluten-Free French Fried Onions


Easy Gluten-Free French Fried Onions

My hubby and I love green bean casserole topped with French fried onions and for years I haven’t made any for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners because most of the store-bought like French’s French Fried onions contain gluten.

Instead, I would make Green Beans And Potatoes, Easy Green Beans or my Roasted Green Beans recipe. This year, I decided that I will make my own French fried onions from scratch and to my surprise, it turned out easier than I thought.

I decided to adapt my Baked Onion Rings recipe and it was a huge success, crispy onions with a savory gluten-free vegan breading. The perfect topping for my green bean casserole.

Easy French Fried Onions

How To Make Gluten-Free French Fried Onions

  1. Preheat oven 425 degrees F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper, lightly oil and set aside.
  2. Peel and slice onions into 1/4 inch strips.
  3. Soak onions in milk for about 5 minutes then coat with breading
  4. Place onions in a single layer on a baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes turning halfway.
  6. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely, store in an airtight container.

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Gluten-Free French Fried Onions

These crunchy and flavorful gluten-free French fried onions are so easy to prepare, they are great to add to your green bean casserole for Thanksgiving. They are oven baked instead of deep fried and they taste better than store-bought fried onions!
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gluten free French fried onions
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 155kcal


  • 1 large onion sliced and cur in strips
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 cup brown rice flour
  • 1/4 cup cornmeal
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast flakes
  • 2 tablespoons tapioca starch or cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • cooking spray


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Lind a baking sheet with parchment paper and lightly oil. Soak onions in milk for 5 minutes in a bowl.
  • Mix rice flour, cornmeal, nutritional yeast flakes, tapioca starch, paprika, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, and salt in another bowl.
  • Dip soaked onion strips into breading until well coated. Transfer to prepared baking sheet in a single layer. Repeat until all are breaded. Spray liberally with cooking oil spray.
  • Bake for 30 minutes, turning halfway, or until golden brown and crispy. Remove from oven and cool completely. To store, place french-fried onions in a sealed container.


Calories: 155kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 0.2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 666mg | Potassium: 196mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 176IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 85mg | Iron: 1mg

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  1. These sound wonderful!! I am so excited..can’t wait to make them! What would you suggest for the cornmeal as a substitution (our daughter is GF and has a corn allergy)?
    Thank you!

    1. Regular flour if you aren’t gluten-free, if you are gluten-free then buckwheat, sorghum, or millet

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