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Spicy Baked Cauliflower Bites with Celery Ranch
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 
These Spicy Baked Cauliflower Bites are easy, crusted with breadcrumbs, spicy sauce and addictive. Serve with celery ranch sauce below or other vegan ranch. vegan soy-free.
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 262 kcal
Author: Vegan Richa
Ingredients
For the batter:
  • 2 to 3 Tbsp hot sauce
  • 1 Tbsp evoo
  • 1/2 to 3/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 to 1 tsp cayenne/ red chili powder
  • 1.5 tsp garlic powder
  • 1.5 tsp onion powder
  • 1.5 to 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 3 Tbsp cornstarch or arrowroot starch
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk canned, preferably full fat
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3.5 to 4 cups cauliflower florets
Breadcrumb coating:
  • 3/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp salt
Celery Ranch Sauce:
  • 1/2 cup ground cashew
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup almond milk
  • 2 tbsp flour or 1 Tbsp arrowroot starch
  • 2/3 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast can be omitted
  • a very generous dash of black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder or 2 roasted garlic cloves
  • 1 to 2 tsp ranch seasoning Or use equal amounts of dried parsley, dill, thyme, garlic powder and onion powder.
  • 1 to 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 to 1 tsp celery seeds (omit to make plain ranch, add some fresh dill for plain ranch)
Instructions
Make the Cauliflower bites:
  1. In a bowl, mix everything except cauliflower for the batter. if the batter is too thin, add more flour or starch.
  2. In another shallow bowl, mix everything under breadcrumb coating.
  3. Dip cauliflower in the batter, then coat in breadcrumbs and place on parchment lined sheet.(use gloves or a fork. the batter is spicy)
  4. Drizzle any remaining batter on the cauliflower. Spray oil.
  5. Bake at pre-heated 425 degrees F / 220Âșc for 25 minutes or until a toothpick goes through the cauliflower easily. Serve warm with dip.

Make the Celery Ranch dip:
  1. Blend everything except celery seeds. Taste and adjust salt and flavor. Add celery seeds and blend for a few seconds. Chill and serve.
Recipe Notes

Nutritional information calculated for 1 serving

Nutrition Facts
Spicy Baked Cauliflower Bites with Celery Ranch
Amount Per Serving
Calories 262 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 424mg 18%
Potassium 376mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 32g 11%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 2g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 10.7%
Vitamin C 38.7%
Calcium 9.3%
Iron 19.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.