Cauliflower Bites in Sweet Sriracha Sauce
These Cauliflower Bites are crispy, crunchy and tasty snacks dipped in a sweet and spicy sweet sriracha sauce. They’ll turn you into a cauliflower lover!
You’d think by now I would stop freaking out over how quickly each month is going by, but HOW is it about to be October? Kind of crazy but the weather has been wonderful lately so I’m absolutely enjoying the change. I wanted to switch things up with a recipe you could definitely make for fall if you wanted, but wasn’t necessary fall themed: Cauliflower Bites in Sweet Sriracha Sauce. Here’s the thing: I’m in love with cauliflower bites and cauliflower itself. Cauliflower is so versatile and you can use cauliflower in anything and it comes out beautifully. This is another one of those meatless recipes that will have the meat lovers come-a-running.
I made these bites over on Julie’s Eats & Treats a few months ago, and they were well received so I thought I would share them here too. Flashback to when I made Cauliflower Wings (and thank you Huffington Post for showing them so much love!) and when my revolution began. Flash forward to not that long ago making this beauty into a pizza casserole and loving it so much. It captures any flavours blended with it and allows them to be highlighted while maintaining it’s own flavour.
These cauliflower bites are definitely my favorite cauliflower recipe so far, beyond all of the others, which says a lot. The almond milk coating provides a lighter battering process than egg and milk, but works just as well. The gluten free breadcrumbs create a crunchy exterior and the Sweet Sriracha sauce creates such a delicious and spicy flavour! They get incredibly soft on the inside and are pretty reminiscent of nuggets, just twenty times better.
I would have to say the sauce was my favourite part, and feel free to up your sriracha or lower it – I put it at a level that I thought everyone could enjoy it all. If you removed majority of the Sriracha these would be great for kids also. If you’re up to it, pour it slowly over the cauliflower bites *see below* right before eating to increase your pending enjoyment.
Cauliflower Bites in Sweet Sriracha Sauce
- 1 small head of cauliflower
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 3 teaspoons cornstarch
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 1/2 cups gluten free bread crumbs
Sweet Sriracha Sauce:
- 1 tablespoon of sriracha
- 4 tablespoons maple syrup or agave
- Preheat the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit and grease a cookie sheet. Set aside.
- Mix almond milk, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon pepper and garlic powder together in a bowl. Add cornstarch, whisking together to prevent lumps from forming. Set aside.
- Remove florets from the cauliflower (aka don't use the stem).
- Chop the cauliflower into smaller pieces, the desired size of your bites. Toss the cauliflower in the almond milk mixture made earlier until wet.
- Season the bread crumbs with remaining salt and ground black pepper and then toss the cauliflower in the bread crumbs until coated.
- Spread out on cookie sheet, and spray the bites with a cooking spray again to help with colour and crisping. Bake for 18-20 minutes.
- Remove from oven and serve immediately.
Sweet Sriracha Sauce
- Whisk all the ingredients together and serve with bites.
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We loveeee cauliflower anything at our house! These bites sound delicious!!
Thanks Ashley! Cauliflower is the best!
Can’t wait to try this – love the sauce 🙂
That cauliflower looks so crispy and delicious, I need it in my life right now! Yum! I love anything Sriracha and with those scrumptious cauliflower bites? Man oh man! Thanks for a great recipe!
Thanks Katie!! Sriracha is the best!
These cauliflower bites are gorgeous… and that honey sriracha sauce is to die for.. YUM!!!
I love these and wish I had a few right now. Pinned!
Thanks Olivia! And thanks for pinning!!
Can not wait to make these!!
I hope you enjoy them Kristen! Thanks for commenting!
these look divine – I’ve been obsessed with cauliflower ever since I’ve been told to avoid wheat.
This is a wonderful idea and I cannot believe you can make those beautiful cauliflower in the oven! I cannot wait to try this out! 🙂
These will be my Superbowl contribution to the snack table. Next to all the grease and fat I think they will disappear quickly. Thks
Thanks so much! Hope you enjoyed them 🙂
These were so good. They came out a little spicy ( for my taste). I think I will reduce the peppers by a little bit next time. I definitely liked them better crispy and using the sauce for dipping. Thanks for this recipe. I’ll be trying more of your vegan recipes.
SO glad you enjoyed them!! I’ve tried that way too; so good! You’re very welcome and thanks so much for your feedback. I hope you enjoy my other recipes too!