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Baked cauliflower bites served with vegan mayo and marinara sauce

Vegan Crispy Cauliflower Bites

These vegan crispy cauliflower bites are the healthy plant-based replacement for hot wings and chicken nuggets. Try them once and you'll definitely come for more.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine General
Servings 3 servings


  • 5-600 g cauliflower florets rinsed and drained
  • 100 g all purpose flour
  • 200 ml unsweetened soy milk or oat milk
  • 200 g cornflakes
  • 1 tsp salt or to taste
  • 1 tsp chili powder or to taste
  • ½ tsp turmeric optional (for color)


  • Put the cornflakes into a food processor and lightly pulse until they break (not completely);
  • Preheat the oven at 190° C and line a large baking tray with parchment paper;
  • In a large bowl, mix well flour, milk, salt, chili, and turmeric;
  • Add in half of the crushed cornflakes and give a quick stir;
  • Dump a handful of cauliflower florets into the batter and stir so they are evenly coated;
  • Use tongs or two forks to take out the florets; shake off the excess batter and put them into the baking tray; proceed the same with the remained florets;
  • Sprinkle the remained cornflakes over the coated florets;
  • Place the tray into the oven and bake for 30 minutes, until they turn golden brown;
  • Remove the cauliflower bites from the oven and serve with your favorite sauces while they're hot.


  1. Be sure there's enough space between the florets in the tray, otherwise they won't be crispy enough.
  2. The baking time depends on how big the cauliflower florets are; also be sure to cut the cauliflower into equally sized florets so they cook at the same time.
Keyword cauliflower bites, cauliflower wings, vegan bites