Sweet and Spicy Cauliflower Bites! Vegan and Good AF!

Hey Fabbies! It’s been awhile since I’ve shared some of my favorite vegan recipes on this blog. I do A LOT of cooking these days, and share my cooking pretty often on my Snapchat and Insta-story. (My Snapchat and Instagram names are the same: fabandravenous if you’re interested.) Whenever I do share what I am cooking, I always get messages asking for the recipe. That has prompted me to begin blogging my recipes often here on my blog, which brings me to today’s recipe, which are the so so yummy Sweet and Spicy Cauliflower “Wings”, that are all vegan, and BEYOND fantastic!

Cauliflower in general is a pretty bland-tasting vegetable. This is actually a good thing, because that makes it that more versatile to cook with! I put cauliflower in my salads, also cook them in stir-fry, and have previously cooked them and made “hot wings”, that actually has a very similar cooking method for today’s recipe. I wanted to do something a bit different than the Cauliflower wings that I did for Super Bowl Sunday, which is the recipe that I adopted from http://www.wildsunflowerchef.com. (You can find that recipe HERE)This time, however, I wanted to try something a little different, so I went on Pinterest and found this AMAZING recipe that I tried, conquered, remixed a bit, and have made several times over since then. These Sweet and Spicy Cauliflower Bites will have even the non-vegan begging for more. I promise! The sauce is really what sets these “wings” apart from the rest.

Anyway, let’s get straight to it! You will need:

For the Cauliflower Bites:

  • One Head of Organic Cauliflower
  • 2 cups of Whole Wheat Flour/ Spelt/ or Unbleached All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup of bread crumbs (I use whole roasted Flax seeds too sometimes)
  • 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk (but original works just as well)
  • 1 tablespoon of paprika
  • 1 tablespoon of cumin
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

For the Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup of hot sauce
  • 1/4 cup of Agave (or honey)
  • 1/4 cup of organic ketchup

 

Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Cook Time: 30 Minutes

Total Time: 40 Minutes

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Preheat your oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.

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First wash, then cut the cauliflower up into small pieces, like the above picture
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Next, mix your almond milk, flour, and spice in a large mixing bowl
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Then, get your bowl of breadcrumbs or flaxseeds, and place it near the bowl of flour and milk mix. Then one by one, begin dipping each cauliflower piece into the bowl of flour/milk mixture, then into the bowl of breadcrumbs. (My helpers were helping me do this.)

Next, get a large baking dish or large skillet (I use a nonstick pan), and add 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil, and then begin adding the cauliflower wings into the pan:

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Begin placing them in a nonstick pan or baking pan. 

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After all of the cauliflower is in the pan, I sprinkled paprika generously all over:

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Then pop those bad boys in the oven for about 30 minutes, turning them over halfway through. 

While the cauliflower is baking, prepare your sauce:

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Just simply combine the ketchup, hot sauce, and agave (or honey if you prefer) in a large mixing bowl, and stir.
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Yum!

After 30 minutes, the cauliflower is ready for the sauce!

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Simply pour the sauce generously all over the already baked cauliflower bites, then pop them back into the oven for 5-10 more minutes. 

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So bomb! Let the cool for about 10 minutes before eating!

You can totally eat these without any dipping sauce, as they already have sauce on them, but because I LOVE dipping sauces and dressings (and so does my family), we eat them with homemade ranch dressing! Bon Apetit! (I will post my ranch recipe later this week! It’s just 3 main ingredients and seasoning! Super quick and easy)

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These Cauliflower Bites have easily become a favorite appetizer-type food in my house. I also definitely want to make these for my family whenever they come visit, as they serve as great appetizers! This is a dish that most would enjoy, rather you’re vegan or not! 🙂

Have a fabulous week Fabbies! xoxo

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