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Any-which-way Cauliflower Bites

Use any flour and any milk that you prefer.  Make it vegan with nut milks, gluten-free with nut flours and tortilla chip crumbs. Just whisk the flour and milk together until the batter has the consistency of pancake batter.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Side Dish
Keyword: cauliflower
Servings: 4
Calories: 86kcal
Author: A. JoAnn


  • 3-4 cups cauliflower, cut in pieces
  • cup coconut flour or whatever flour you prefer
  • ¾ cup milk can also use nut milk
  • 1 cup bread crumbs panko crumbs are crunchy
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 5-6 sprays olive oil spray
  • ½ cup traditional cayenne pepper sauce or sauce of your choice


  • Wash, trim, and cut cauliflower into bite-size piece.
  • Line a baking sheet with foil.  Spray the foil with olive oil spray.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Mix flour and milk until you get a good, pancake-like consistency.  You may need to add more flour or milk. (This recipe uses coconut flour.)
    panko bread crumbs in a bowl next to coating batter
  • If you are seasoning the bread crumbs rather than using sauce, add the seasonings to the bread crumbs now.
  • Dip cauliflower into batter, then into bread crumbs. Place on cookie sheet. Sprinkle each bite with salt and pepper.
  • Spray each bite with a bit more olive oil spray.
  • Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes. (or 20 minutes total for the "no sauce" version). Remove from oven.
    crumbs and hot sauce coat the cauliflower pieces
  • If you are using sauce, dip each cauliflower bite into the sauce of your choice, then return to baking sheet. Bake an additional 10 minutes.
  •  Serve immediately.


Try this recipe with eggplant or zucchini! Yum!