Baked Honey Garlic Cauliflower

Baked Honey Garlic CauliflowerCauliflower seems to be the new “it” vegetable. You can make it into a mash as a substitute for mashed potatoes, you can make it into a sauce as an alternative to alfredo, or like in this recipe, you can treat it as a chicken substitute. Cauliflower is just SO good. It seems to be creeping into a lot of my meals recently, like this one.Baked Honey Garlic CauliflowerI was inspired by a recipe for baked honey garlic chicken from Damn Delicious. I got inspired to try this recipe for baked honey garlic cauliflower! And voila, it turned out great.The recipe reminds me of General Gau’s chicken, except slightly different. I made it for myself and my mom and my mom thought it tasted really good. We finished the whole batch of it in one sitting…so clearly it was that good.

To coat this cauliflower you could use regular breadcrumbs or if you want to go gluten-free, you could use gluten-free breadcrumbs or almond meal/flour. Since last updating this post, I have also seen these chickpea breadcrumbs, which I freaking love! These chickpea breadcrumbs can be substituted in place of normal breadcrumbs and are gluten-free, grain-free, and add some extra protein to your dish! Baked Honey Garlic CauliflowerAnyhow, this would be a great recipe for the up and coming New Year’s Eve. Many people eat Chinese food to bring in the New Year. If you’re looking to start your New Years resolution early and eat healthier Chinese food over the holiday, I recommend trying out this recipe. It goes really well with rice, quinoa, or sauteed vegetables. And you can get the delicious taste of Chinese food without the heaviness and greasy feeling. This recipe is healthier than typical Chinese food and can be adapted to be gluten-free. Here is the recipe:

Baked Honey Garlic Cauliflower
 
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Serves: 3-4
Ingredients
  • 1 medium-sized Cauliflower, cut into bite-sized florets
  • 2 large Eggs, beaten
  • ¾ cup Breadcrumbs (can also substitute for almond meal/flour)
  • ⅓ cup Honey
  • 4 cloves Garlic, finely minced or ground into a paste
  • 2 Tablespoons Soy Sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Sriracha (optional)
  • 1 Tablespoon Cornstarch
  • 1 Tablespoon Green Onions or Chives, chopped
  • Sesame Seeds, to top
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
  2. Grease a baking pan
  3. Cut the cauliflower head into bite-sized florets
  4. Place the beaten eggs in one bowl and the breadcrumbs in another bowl
  5. Dip the cauliflower florets first into the beaten eggs and then press into the breadcrumbs, until fully coated
  6. Place the coated cauliflower florets on the prepared baking sheet
  7. Once done with the whole batch, place into the oven for 20-25 minutes, until golden brown
  8. After about 10 to 15 minutes, flip the cauliflower over onto the opposite side to continue baking for the remaining time
  9. While cauliflower is cooking, heat up a medium saucepan over medium-high heat
  10. Combine honey, garlic, soy sauce, and sriracha in the saucepan
  11. Heat for a few minutes while continuously stirring
  12. In a separate small bowl, whisk together the cornstarch and ⅓ cup of water
  13. Stir mixture into saucepan and cook until mixture begins to thicken, about 1-2 minutes
  14. Remove cauliflower from the oven when finished baking
  15. Allow to cool for a few minutes and pour sauce over cauliflower
  16. Toss the sauce in with the cooked cauliflower until fully coated
  17. Top with green onions/chives and sesame seeds
  18. Serve with rice or cooked vegetables and enjoy!

One thought on “Baked Honey Garlic Cauliflower

  1. Judi
    November 23, 2016 at 6:35 pm

    So what is the nutritional breakdown of this dish?

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