Oven-Baked Crispy Asparagus Spears

by | Updated: December 2nd, 2016

There’s nothing like a crunchy, breaded coating to instantly up the appeal of any boring veggie. But with that tasty layer often comes a quick dip in a deep fryer—instantly negating any benefits those healthy greens had to offer. Skip the oil and super-high heat and try this oven-bake method instead. You still get a crisp, flavorful finish, and the slender, fresh asparagus spears deliver all their original,  intended nutrition.

Recipe: Crispy Baked Asparagus Spears


1 lb. asparagus spears
1 cup oat flour
4 large egg whites
3/4 cup breadcrumbs
1 tsp. paprika
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
1 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. mustard seed
1/8 tsp. ground cumin


1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place a wire rack on top.

2. Wash and trim asparagus spears.

3. Seperate ingredients into three bowls:

– 1st bowl: oat flour

– 2nd bowl: egg whites, lightly beaten

– 3rd bowl: seasonings and breadcrumbs

4.. Dip asparagus in flour, then egg whites, then seasoning mixture. Place spears on the wire rack and spray with a fine mist of cooking spray.

4. Bake for 10-14 minutes, or until golden brown