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Spicy Baked Cauliflower Bites with Celery Ranch

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.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 262kcal
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:

  • In a bowl, mix everything except cauliflower for the batter. if the batter is too thin, add more flour or starch.
  • In another shallow bowl, mix everything under breadcrumb coating.
  • Dip cauliflower in the batter, then coat in breadcrumbs and place on parchment lined sheet.(use gloves or a fork. the batter is spicy)
  • Drizzle any remaining batter on the cauliflower. Spray oil.
  • 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:

  • Blend everything except celery seeds. Taste and adjust salt and flavor. Add celery seeds and blend for a few seconds. Chill and serve.

Notes

Nutritional information calculated for 1 serving

Nutrition

Calories: 262kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 424mg | Potassium: 376mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 10.7% | Vitamin C: 38.7% | Calcium: 9.3% | Iron: 19.6%