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Amazing Honey-Garlic Cauliflower Nuggets

An easy way to get your kids to eat more vegetables

by: Paula Roy
Cauliflower Recipes for Kids

If your kids are like mine, one of the easiest ways to get them to eat more vegetables is to add a delicious sauce. These cauliflower nuggets are easy to make (the kids can even help with the prep) and while they’re yummy on their own thanks to the crunchy coating, the honey-garlic sauce means they’re just bursting with kid-friendly flavour! 



1 small head cauliflower
2 eggs, beaten
2 cups Panko bread crumbs

Honey-Garlic Sauce

6 tbsp honey
4 garlic cloves, minced
6 tbsp water, divided
1 1/2 tbsp soy sauce
1/2 tsp Sriracha (optional but delicious)
2 tsp cornstarch

Optional garnishes: toasted sesame seeds and sliced green onions


  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. Preheat oven to 400F.

  Cut cauliflower into bite-sizes pieces (about 1 inch).

  Put beaten egg in one bowl and Panko in a second bowl.

  Dip cauliflower pieces in egg then roll in Panko until evenly coated; place coated pieces onto the parchment-lined baking sheet.

  Bake for about 15-20 minutes or until bites are turning golden brown on the outside.

  While cauliflower cooks, prepare sauce by putting honey, garlic, 4 tbsp of water, soy sauce (and Sriracha, if using) into a small pot. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to medium low and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  After 5 minutes, put remaining 2 tbsp of water and cornstarch in a small bowl; stir to blend, then add to sauce in pot. Increase heat and stir as mixture comes to a boil. Cook for 2 minutes, until thickened, then remove from heat.

  Put cooked cauliflower in a serving bowl and drizzle sauce over top, tossing with two forks so each bite is coated. Add garnishes if desired and serve hot.

Serves 4.

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