Better For You Un-Fried Pickles

October 21, 2015

These easy un-fried pickles are made with whole wheat bread crumbs and baked for a better for you fried pickle option!

Better for You Un-Fried Pickles

This time of year, weekends seem to be all about game food.  There are some nights during the Fall and Winter months that I skip making an actual meal and serve a tray of heat and serve appetizers for dinner instead. There’s just something so fun about eating with your hands and dunking finger food into a savory dip.  

So when I started looking through my jars of canned goods, I realized that we made quite an abundance of pickles this year thanks to much success with garden cucumbers.  While I mainly made pickle chips, I did discover a jar of pickle spears.  And so, after some experimenting in the kitchen, I made some zingy, un-fried pickles.

Better for You Un-Fried Pickles

I love fried pickles!   The first time I ever had a fried pickle, I was having dinner at a steakhouse and they came as a side.  I could have eaten that big basket of fried pickles and been satisfied!  However, we all know fried food isn’t the healthiest. So I wanted to recreate one of my recent favorite finger foods by baking instead of frying, using whole wheat crumbs, and adding a little buffalo sauce for some extra zip!

Better For You Un-Fried Pickles


  • Pickle spears
  • 2 eggs
  • Whole wheat bread crumbs
  • 1 tbsp. Buffalo sauce
  • Non-stick cooking spray


  1. Preheat oven to 400º.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. In a bowl, whisk together eggs and Buffalo sauce.
  4. Cover the bottom of a large plate with whole wheat bread crumbs.
  5. Dip pickle spears in egg mixture, then coat with bread crumbs.
  6. Spread pickle spears evenly on baking sheet and spray lightly with cooking spray.
  7. Bake for 20-30 minutes, or until browned and crispy.
  8. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.
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Better for You Un-Fried Pickles
Serve these un-fried pickles with ranch or your favorite buffalo sauce.  They go great alongside juicy burgers, pulled pork sliders, or a plate of wings! Enjoy!

What’s your favorite finger food?

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