Recipe for crunchy cauliflower bites – simple bold deliciousness


A tasty vegetarian meal or side dish involving ghost broccoli a.k.a. cauliflower. Somehow those tiny florets do look like pale broccoli that never saw the sun.

Cauliflower has been made to be absolutely everything: from steak, to pizza dough to you name it. Now it’s back to its origins with this recipe for crunchy cauliflower bites. No fuss, just tasty flavors, roasting aromas and a vegetable classic. These crunchy cauliflower bites are not shy in terms of delicious wonder.

At a glance

  • Type: Vegetarian, healthy dinner, side dish
  • Servings: 4
  • Calories per serving: 228 kcal
  • Preparation time: 15 min
  • Oven time: 25 min
  • Time from start to finish: 40 min


  • 1 small head of cauliflower
  • 1/2 cup of bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon of garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon of paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons of peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons of soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of maple syrup

How to prepare crunchy cauliflower bites

  • Step 1: Cut the cauliflower into small florets and preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  • Step 2: Add the coconut oil to a pan at medium heat. Once its melted, add the peanut butter, soy sauce and maple syrup. Stir until you receive a smooth sauce.

  • Step 3: Pour the sauce over the cauliflower and coat the florets with it.

  • Step 4: Mix the bread crumbs with the garlic powder, paprika, pepper and salt in a seperate bowl.

  • Step 5: Drizzle the cumbs mix over the cauliflower florets, until all veggies have a nice coating

  • Step 6: Place the cauliflower in a casserole and bake it in the oven for 25 minutes.

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