Crispy Cauliflower Bites with Sweet and Spicy Sauce

"crispy, sticky sweet + spicy cauliflower is a weekend staple over here 🙋🏻‍♀️ it’s gluten free, nut free and so delicious! so good over rice or in lettuce cups with your fave protein."
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Prep time 20mins
Cook time 40mins

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For the Crispy Cauliflower


  • 1 head cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 1 cup chickpea flour
  • 1/2 cup tapioca flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • black pepper, to taste
  • 1 water, at room temperature

For the Sweet and Spicy Sauce


  • 1/2 cup coconut aminos
  • 1/4 cup sriracha
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • black pepper, to taste


  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 450°F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

  • Step 2

    In a large bowl, stir together chickpea flour, tapioca flour, and spices for the crispy cauliflower. Then stir in the water and whisk until smooth. If batter is not mixing well, add up to another 1/4 cup of water.

  • Step 3

    Let batter sit for 1-2 minutes to slightly thicken, then add the cauliflower florets to the bowl to coat. Using a fork, remove the florets from the batter and place them on the parchment paper. Drizzle the batter on some of the pieces that look like they could use more batter.

  • Step 4

    Once oven has preheated, bake the battered cauliflower for 20 minutes. While baking, start making the sauce.

  • Step 5

    Rinse out the bowl the batter was made in, then add all sweet and spicy sauce ingredients to the same bowl and stir to combine.

  • Step 6

    Add sauce to a heated pan over medium heat. allow sauce to cook for 5-7 minutes until thickened, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and set aside 3-4 tbsp of the sauce to keep for after baking.

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