Glazed Cauliflower ‘Wings’

These sweet, savory, and sticky poppers will be devoured by both vegetarians and meat-eaters. The balsamic vinegar reduced and got sticky and sweet and syrupy in the oven, with just a hint of garlic and rosemary.

Preheat your oven to 450 degrees and line a baking sheet with foil.

Cut the cauliflower into bite size florets.  Whisk the flour and milk together.

Toss the florets in the batter to coat.

Place the cauliflower onto the baking sheet in a single layer and bake for 15-20 minutes.

While it’s baking prepare the glaze.  Combine the balsamic vinegar, soy sauce, honey, garlic, rosemary, salt, and pepper.

Remove the cauliflower from the oven and drizzle the glaze over the cauliflower.

Bake for 5 minutes.  Remove from oven and gently toss and flip the cauliflower making sure to coat with the glaze.  Bake for an additional 5 minutes.



For the glaze:
¼ cup balsamic vinegar
2 Tbsp soy sauce (or tamari for gluten free)
¼ cup honey (or agave or maple syrup for strict vegan)
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 tsp finely minced fresh rosemary
¼ tsp salt
a few grinds black pepper
optional: crushed red pepper flakes

For the cauliflower:
One large head cauliflower
3/4 cup flour (I used all purpose flour)
3/4 cup milk of choice (I used cashew milk)


For the glaze:
Combine all of the sauce ingredients in a bowl and whisk together. Set aside.

For the cauliflower:
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 flour and milk 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 15-20 minutes, or until slightly less done than you want them.
Remove from the oven and pour the sauce over the cauliflower.
Return to oven for another 5 minutes.
Remove from the oven and gently flip and toss the cauliflower in the sauce on the sheet to coat.
Return to the oven for another 5 minutes.

Recipes adapted from: Cupcakes & Kale Chips

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Cauliflower Crust Cheese Sticks

Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic and Cranberries

Roasted Cauliflower and Mushroom Quinoa

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  • http://thefriendlyfig.wordpress.com bscartabello

    These look wonderful! I need to pin.

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      I hope you like them!!

  • http://www.runningnreading.com Running ‘N’ Reading

    Okay, you may have outdone yourself with this one, Jen; this is such an amazing idea! I can’t wait to try this one out – woo hoo!! Thank you for sharing this!

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      I really hope you like it!!

  • http://www.minutespermile.com mary @ minutes per mile

    you have so many creative cauliflower recipes! i need to go buy me one big hunk of it and cook something up. question — do you do anything with the stem, or just throw it away?

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      I’m sure I’m missing some great opportunity but I just throw it away!

  • danielle

    i love cauliflower anything, totally all over this. the glaze looks amazing! can you believe my second date with my husband was us making cauliflower pizza???? that’s how much i love it lol. he’s not as enthusiastic as i am about it, but maybe your recipe will him over :) thanks!

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      That is such a sweet date!!! Hope you like this recipe:)

  • http://eathostrunstyle.blogspot.com Sun

    The glaze on these looks amazing! I would have a hard time sticking to just one portion :)

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      They were addicting!

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  • Sara

    Made these tonight – fantastic recipe, although the flour-almond milk mixture was more paste-like than batter-like, so I had to add some extra almond milk to thin it down. Even my husband thought these were delicious!

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