Homemade Cauliflower Nuggets

Cauliflower Nuggets arranged on a green plate alongside a small bowl of dipping sauce.

Homemade Cauliflower Nuggets are absolutely scrumptious!  They taste GREAT and can be served as a snack, appetizer or side dish.  They are kid-tested and kid-approved.

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Homemade Cauliflower Nuggets

Have you been wanting to try homemade cauliflower nuggets?  Check out this easy to make, I mean bake, recipe that the entire family will love!  We actually like these crispy bites served hot and fresh right out of the oven.  It’s our favorite way to enjoy these little nuggets of yum.

Homemade cauliflower nuggets are great served as a snack, healthy appetizer or side dish depending on your needs. I love that they are savory, crispy and veggie filled!

You can serve them with your favorite dipping sauce(s), but typically my kids like ketchup and my new personal favorite is True Made Foods Sugar Free Ketchup.

Here is the recipe for your convenience; 

Homemade Cauliflower Nuggets

Cauliflower Nuggets arranged on a green plate alongside a small bowl of dipping sauce.


  • 1 large head of cauliflower
  • 3 eggs
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 2 cups seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon dry mustard
  • Nonstick canola cooking oil


Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.

Wash the cauliflower and cut it into small florets and place them in a bowl. 

Stir the breadcrumbs, onion powder, turmeric, sea salt, garlic powder and dry mustard together. Set aside.

Coat a nonstick baking sheet with a heavy coat of the nonstick cooking spray.

Using a hand whisk, whisk together the eggs and milk in a bowl.  Pour the mixture over the florets and stir until they are fully coated. 

Dredge the coated cauliflower florets in the breadcrumb mixture.  Place the breaded florets on the coated baking sheet.  Once they are all on there, spray a light coat of canola oil on them.   Bake for 20 minutes.  Until the cauliflower is soft and the outside is browned.


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More thoughts on this recipe;


I typically make one head of cauliflower when I make these nuggets and they get devoured.  We like this recipe served fresh, but if you do have left-overs and are planning to serve it again, I DO NOT recommend the microwave for a reheat.  Pop the left-overs back into the oven on a baking sheet coated with non-stick cooking spray to heat them up.  It helps to insure the crispiness and flavor that makes this recipe a winner.  The microwave tends to make them slightly soggy, which is not the desired goal!

Cooking with Kids!

Every recipe, quick or lengthy, is filled with lesson when you are cooking kids.  Here are a few to focus on when making this recipe;

  • Purchasing cauliflower
  • Preparing cauliflower florets
  • Knife safety
  • Measuring ingredients
  • Leveling dry ingredients
  • Cracking eggs
  • Whisking
  • Dredging
  • Oven safety

Purchasing Cauliflower

I used white cauliflower for this recipe.  When purchasing white cauliflower, look for a firm, creamy white head of cauliflower that is blemish free.

Nutritional Benefits of Cauliflower

Cauliflower is a cruciferous vegetable.  Cauliflower is filled with nutrients, fiber and antioxidants.  Learn more by clicking here.

More Recipes with Cauliflower

Check out my Cauliflower Rice Stir Fry!  It’s AMAZING…and YUMMY!

Cauliflower Rice Stir Fry

Cauliflower Rice Stir Fry

Did you know?  

Other types of cauliflower include; purple cauliflower, orange/yellow cauliflower, green cauliflower, Romanesco cauliflower and Fioretto cauliflower.   In fact, within the white cauliflower family there are quite an array of varieties to consider.  The most common is the white cauliflower, which is what I used for this recipe.

Happy Cauliflower Eating…


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