Cauliflower Bites in Honey Sriracha Sauce make a delicious and filling vegetarian meal that is a delicious balance of sweet and spicy!
Cauliflower has long been one of my favorite vegetables because of how versatile it is. The first time I made Cauliflower Wings we were shocked as to just how much it tasted like nuggets – except so much softer and it seemed to have absorbed the flavors so well! Ever since then I’ve loved it as a way to introduce a meatless recipe that still tasted hearty and incredibly delicious.
These cauliflower bites are definitely my favorite cauliflower recipe so far. The almond milk coating provides a lighter battering process than egg and milk, but works just as well. The panko breadcrumbs (or just regular toasted breadcrumbs) create a crunchy exterior and the honey Sriracha sauce creates such a delicious and spicy flavor! The sauce was definitely favorite part and if you lessened the Sriracha a bit, these could easily be served to younger children but are currently at a perfect light spice level for older children and adults. Baking the cauliflower softens it so you would never know you weren’t eating your favorite chicken nuggets!
- 1 small head of cauliflower
- ½ cup vanilla almond milk
- 3 teaspoons cornstarch
- 1 ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 ½ cup bread crumbs
Honey Sriracha Sauce
- 1 tablespoon of sriracha
- 4 tablespoons honey
- 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 panko bread crumbs with remaining salt 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 color and crisping.
- Bake for 18-20 minutes.
- Remove from oven and serve immediately.
Honey Sriracha Sauce
- Mix all the ingredients together with a whisk and serve with bites.
You can make this vegan by using maple syrup instead.