Bang Bang Cauliflower Bites

A veggie version of a restaurant copycat recipe, these sweet and spicy Asian-inspired bites are an addictive appetizer or vegetable side dish.
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Vegetable
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 125kcal
Author Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips


For the Bang Bang Sauce:

For the cauliflower:

  • One large head cauliflower
  • ½ cup brown rice flour (can use all-purpose flour)
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ cup almond milk or your milk of choice


  • Stir together the ingredients for the Bang Bang Sauce in a bowl and set aside.
  • Preheat your oven to 450°F, and spray a baking sheet with oil or cooking spray.
  • Cut the cauliflower into florets. The smaller they are, the faster they will cook and softer they will get.
  • Whisk together the remaining ingredients in a bowl.
  • Toss the cauliflower in the batter until thoroughly coated.
  • Arrange the cauliflower on the baking sheet in a single layer.
  • Bake for 20 minutes, or until slightly less done than you want them.
  • Remove from the oven and gently flip the cauliflower. Return to the oven for another 5-10 minutes, or until golden brown and tender.
  • Transfer the cauliflower to a bowl, pour over the Bang Bang Sauce (you can reserve some for dipping, if desired), and gently toss to coat.


Calories: 125kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 385mg | Potassium: 38mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin C: 93.1mg | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 0.8mg