Keto Blooming Onion (Vegan & Gluten Free)

A low carb and low calorie version of the steakhouse classic — this Keto Blooming Onion is a guilt-free indulgence! It’s Paleo and gluten free too!

You’ll Need:

  • 1 onion extra large
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Peel away the outer layer of the onion. Cut about a half inch off the top. Cut onion from the top down into eight equal sections, stopping about an inch from the base to keep the onion attached in one piece.
  3. Gently spread apart the onion "petals" to give the appearance of a blooming onion.
  4. In a mixing bowl add salt, pepper, cayenne, garlic powder, paprika and coconut flour. Whisk together with a fork.
  5. Beat the raw eggs in a mixing bowl. Place onion in bowl and roll to coat completely in egg. Use a spoon to pour egg between the onion sections, so that the entire surface is covered.
  6. Place onion in bowl with seasoned flour mixture and roll to coat. Place onion on a prepared baking sheet and continue sprinkling mixture until all parts of the onion are covered.
  7. Brush olive oil to the top and outer petals.
  8. Wrap onion with foil and bake for 30 minutes covered. Remove foil and bake for an additional 10 minutes uncovered.
  9. For an extra crispy blooming onion, broil for 3-5 minutes, watching closely.