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Cauliflower Bites

These Cauliflower Bites are hearty, satisfying, crispy and made with simple ingredients like almond milk, vegan parmesan, Italian herbs, breadcrumbs and flour. These baked Cauliflower Bites are seriously so great and will be a family favorite in no time.

Cauliflower Bites in dipping sauce.

I tell you, cauliflower is one of my favorite vegetables.

At first hand it may seem a bit bland and tasteless, but when seasoned right, you can make the most iconic and delicious things like my Sweet and Sour Cauliflower, the Bang Bang CauliflowerCauliflower Wings, or my Cauliflower Gratin.

Ingredients for the Cauliflower Bites assembled on a wooden board.

Why you should try these Cauliflower Bites

So easy to make: stick it in your oven, bake, and enjoy.

Flavor: garlic, onion powder, vegan parmesan and Italian herbs. These are great flavors that everyone will enjoy and eat.

Texture: I think cauliflower, breadcrumbs and flour make a pretty good texture with a nice crispiness and crunch.

Step by step pictures show you everything, so you can make these easily at home.

Preparing the sauce base for the coating.

What you need for this Cauliflower Bites recipe

  • Cauliflower florets
  • Almond milk
  • Panko bread crumbs
  • Flour
  • Vegan mayo

 

  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Italian herbs
  • Vegan parmesan

In a large bowl, breadcrumbs, vegan Parmesan, and spices are combined.

How to make Cauliflower Bites

Preheat your oven to 425°F and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper. You can also use a big casserole just make sure to use enough space for all that cauliflower.

Make the sauce:

Combine plant milk with vegan mayo, half of the vegan parmesan, season with a pinch salt and pepper.

Now for the marinade:

In a bowl, combine prepared sauce with flour, and season with a pinch salt and pepper. It should have a consistency of whisked egg. If the marinade is too thick, mix in a little more milk.

In another bowl combine breadcrumbs with Italian herbs, remaining parmesan, garlic powder and onion powder .

Showing for cauliflower florets are fist dipped in the sauce.

For the Cauliflower Bites

Dip florets into the marinade and make sure that it really sticks to the cauliflower florets and that they are completely covered.

Toss in the breadcrumbs from all sides, transfer to the prepared baking sheet and bake them for around 20 minutes.

Don’t think about leftovers, these are best hot and fresh.

Cauliflower florets are coated in the breadcrumb mix.

Serving suggestions

I like to serve these straight from the oven as it is, or with Ranch Dressing, a Ranch Dip, Spaghetti Sauce, or Arrabbiata Sauce.

Side by side view of the Cauliflower Bites on a baking sheet, before and after baking.

Air fryer Cauliflower Bites

Prepare everything as in the recipe instructions above, except for the baking of course.

Now use your air fryer basket and coat it with oil or non stick spray.

Add all cauliflower and distribute them properly in a single layer. Finally cook for around 15 minutes at 350°F.

Cauliflower Bites in a large bowl with dipping sauce in the background.

Other great cauliflower recipes to try

Collage of two pictures of the Cauliflower Bites with recipe title text.

If you try these Cauliflower Bites in your oven, you will know these a great and amazing.

Tag me on Instagram or Facebook, snap a picture and show your remakes.

Cheers, Florian.

Cauliflower Bites in a large bowl with dipping sauce in the background.

Cauliflower Bites

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

These Cauliflower Bites are hearty, satisfying, crispy and made with simple ingredients like almond milk, vegan parmesan, Italian herbs, breadcrumbs and flour. These baked Cauliflower Bites are seriously so great and will be a family favorite in no time.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb cauliflower, cut into small florets
  • 1 cup flour (use gf, if needed)
  • 4 Tbsp vegan mayo
  • 2 cups panko breadcrumbs (use gf, if preferred)
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 cups almond or oat milk
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 heaping cup vegan parmesan
  • 1 tsp Italian herbs
  • salt, pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 425°F and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper. You can also use a big casserole just make sure to use enough space for all that cauliflower.

Make the sauce:

  1. Combine plant milk with vegan mayo, half of the vegan parmesan, season with a pinch salt and pepper.

Now for the marinade:

  1. In a bowl, combine prepared sauce with flour, and season with a pinch salt and pepper. It should have a consistency of whisked egg. If the marinade is too thick, mix in a little more milk.
  2. In another bowl combine breadcrumbs with Italian herbs, remaining parmesan, garlic powder and onion powder .

For the Cauliflower Bites

  1. Dip florets into the marinade and make sure that it really sticks to the cauliflower florets and that they are completely covered.
  2. Toss in the breadcrumbs from all sides, transfer to the prepared baking sheet and bake them for around 20 minutes.
  3. Don't think about leftovers, these are best hot and fresh.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 189Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 119mgSodium: 128mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 8g
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