Breaded Cauliflower: Delicious recipes in the oven, air fryer, low carb or vegan for a light and quick dinner!

by Kremy

Healthy, low in calories and full of vitamins and nutrients – it’s not for nothing that cauliflower is one of the most popular vegetables. Sometimes classic with béchamel sauce, casserole, as a low-carb alternative to mashed potatoes or breaded cauliflower – the crunchy vegetable tastes excellent as a starter, side dish or main course and is a real all-rounder in the kitchen. And since cauliflower is in season, we can hardly wait to prepare all kinds of delicacies with it. Would you like some variety on the table? Whether roasted breaded cauliflower, Airfryer, Keto or even a vegan cauliflower schnitzel – try our delicious cauliflower recipes today and enjoy! Happy reading and bon appetit!

Roasted breaded cauliflower

Low Carb Roasted Breaded Cauliflower

Whether crispy potatoes as a side dish or a classic Pumpkin pie for dessert – fall tastes are simply wonderful and the delicious dishes fulfill absolutely all culinary wishes. Crispy on the outside and really tender on the inside – our roasted breaded cauliflower without pre-cooking is perfect for a vegetarian starter or a light main meal.


  • 1 head of cauliflower, divided into florets
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 120 grams of breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp each paprika powder and dried oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste

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  • Preheat the oven to 220C degrees and line a baking tray with baking paper.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs and spices.
  • Dip the cauliflower florets one at a time into the egg mixture, then into the breadcrumbs and place on the baking sheet.
  • Bake for 30-40 minutes until golden brown.
  • Serve with a dip of your choice and your roasted cauliflower is ready.

Crunchy cauliflower bites in the air fryer

easy vegan cauliflower 3 ingredient appetizers

An AirFryer is extremely versatile and is a great way to make our favorite fast food dishes lower in fat and therefore healthier. Quick to make, full of flavor and only 150 calories per serving, this air fryer breaded cauliflower is the perfect low-calorie  weight loss snack!


  • 1 medium head of cauliflower, divided into florets
  • 120 grams of breadcrumbs or ground oatmeal for a lighter alternative
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon each of paprika, onion and garlic powder
  • About 1 tbsp olive oil for drizzling
  • salt and pepper


  • Whisk together the breadcrumbs and spices in a shallow bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, lightly beat the egg.
  • Preheat the air fryer to 190 degrees.
  • Dip the cauliflower florets first into the egg and then into the breadcrumb mixture.
  • Drizzle with olive oil and then fry for 10-12 minutes until golden brown and crispy.
  • Serve the breaded cauliflower with a dip of your choice and enjoy.

Low carb cauliflower bites with sauce

vegetarian bites starters recipe roasted cauliflower

We already know cauliflower as a low-carb alternative to rice or mashed potatoes. This low-carb breaded cauliflower with Parmesan will also make you forget that you are on a diet and really make you want more.

Ingredients for breaded cauliflower:

  • 1 medium head of cauliflower, divided into florets
  • 1 large egg
  • 110 grams of almond flour
  • 100 grams Parmesan, finely grated
  • 15 grams of cream
  • salt and pepper
  • Olive oil for frying

Bang Bang Sauce:

  • 60 grams of mayonnaise
  • 20 grams of chili paste
  • 10 grams of Sriracha
  • 10 grams of erythritol
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

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  • Whisk together the egg and cream in a small bowl and season with salt and pepper.
  • Mix together the almond flour and parmesan in a separate bowl.
  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Dip the cauliflower florets into the eggs first, then into the Parmesan mixture.
  • Fry the breaded cauliflower in the pan for 2-3 minutes per side until golden brown.
  • Alternatively, you can roast the cauliflower in the oven at 220 degrees for 10-15 minutes.
  • Mix the ingredients for the sauce in a bowl and serve with the breaded cauliflower.

Also read: Easy Cauliflower Meatballs with Tahini Sauce: THE Vegetarian Recipe That Everyone Will Love!

Fake cauliflower chicken nuggets

vegan chicken wings recipe breaded cauliflower

You eat vegan, but suddenly got a craving for chicken nuggets? How about making the breaded cauliflower vegan? Guaranteed to surprise you at how delicious these fake chicken nuggets are, they taste almost like the real thing.


  • 1 medium head of cauliflower, divided into florets
  • 60 grams of vegan mayonnaise
  • 45 grams of rice flour
  • 10 grams yeast flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon each of paprika, onion and garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat the oven to 200 degrees and line a large baking tray with baking paper.
  • Mix the cauliflower florets with the mayonnaise in a bowl.
  • Whisk together the rice flour, yeast flakes and spices in a bowl and dip the cauliflower in it.
  • Bake for 30-40 minutes, turning once halfway through.
  • Serve the vegan cauliflower nuggets with a dip of your choice and enjoy warm.

Breaded cauliflower slices: vegan cauliflower schnitzel

roasted vegan cauliflower schnitzel

Would you like a crispy and vegan cauliflower schnitzel? These breaded cauliflower slices taste just perfect and are a great appetizer or side dish.


  • 1 medium head of cauliflower
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 60 grams of chickpea flour
  • 40 grams of nutritional yeast
  • salt and pepper

Breaded cauliflower slices vegan cauliflower schnitzel


  • Cut the cauliflower lengthwise through the center into 4cm thick slices.
  • Bring water to a boil in a saucepan and blanch the cauliflower for 3-4 minutes.
  • Mix olive oil, soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, honey and paprika powder in a bowl and season with salt and pepper.
  • Preheat the oven to 210 degrees and line a baking tray with baking paper.
  • Mix together the chickpea flour and nutritional yeast in a separate bowl.
  • Brush the cauliflower schnitzel on all sides with the marinade and dip into the flour mixture.
  • Spray with some cooking spray and bake for 25-30 minutes until golden and crispy.
  • Serve the cauliflower schnitzel with a dip of your choice and enjoy.

What to serve with it?

cauliflower low carb appetizers

Wondering what to serve with the breaded cauliflower? The recipe is super versatile and can be enjoyed as a starter and side dish, as well as a main course. The appetizers taste especially good in combination with a creamy dip, such as a classic Greek-style tzatziki. Or how about cauliflower tacos, for example? Simply chop the breaded florets into small pieces and use as a wrap for a healthy weeknight meal recipe.

Breaded cauliflower vegan snack recipes

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