Recipe: Crispy Cauliflower Nuggets

Oct 10, 2019


Cauliflower nuggets are an easy and healthy meal that the whole family will enjoy. This recipe was served to kindergarten through 5th grade students when Chef Nina competed in the Food Literacy Center Veggie of the Year challenge and the kids loved it!

Crispy Cauliflower Nuggets

Yield: 4 servings

  • 1 pound cauliflower florets
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup water
  • 1 ½ cups panko breadcrumbs or homemade bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast flakes
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground paprika
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  1. Preheat oven 400°F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. Place cauliflower florets in a bowl and set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, mix all-purpose flour, water and seasonings, and whisk well. In another small bowl, combine breadcrumbs and sea salt.
  3. Dip cauliflower florets in flour mixture and then coat in bread crumb mixture and place on baking sheet, repeating until all florets are coated.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes, turning halfway. Serve with ranch dressing, ketchup, barbecue sauce or hot sauce.

- Chef Nina Curtis, Adventist Health Vitaliz Café

About the author: Chef Nina Curtis is the director and executive chef at Adventist Health’s Vitaliz Café in Roseville, California. Follow her @botanicalchef on social media.

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