Baked Coconut Cauliflower Bites

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Baked Coconut Cauliflower Bites on plate with Sriracha Mayo dipping sauce.  They have a slightly sweet and salty crunch outside from the shredded coconut and panko mixture.  The inside is soft and creamy.  Dip in the Sriracha Mayo.  Baked, not fried, so healthy!  Easy to make, easy to eat! #cauliflowerrecipes #healthyrecipes #sidedishes #appetizers #healthysnacks

These Baked Coconut Cauliflower Bites are little bites of happiness.  They have a slightly sweet and salty crunch on the outside from the shredded coconut and seasoned panko mixture.  The inside is soft and creamy.  By themselves, they are fantastic.  Dipped in the Sriracha Mayo?  Utter Happiness!  They are also good for you since they’re baked, not fried!  Easy to make, easy to eat, they are a must-try! 

Serve as an appetizer, a side or as a main dish with Cilantro Lime Quinoa or a Mesclun Salad with Honey Shallot Vinaigrette.

Cauliflower Has Lots of Fiber & Vitamins  

Cauliflower is not only versatile, it’s a great Low-Carb diet food full of health benefits!  While it’s low in carbs, it’s high in Fiber and contains so many vitamins and minerals.  Cauliflower is a Cruciferous Veggie, just like Broccoli and Kale, which we all know are extremely good for us.  So, it also contains important Antioxidants which can help to reduce the risk for heart disease and may have anti-cancer effects.  

Try these other delicious and healthy Cauliflower recipes:

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PREP-AHEAD TO MAKE YOUR BAKED COCONUT CAULIFLOWER BITES

We are all extremely busy and making dinner during the week can be overwhelming. Here are the steps you prepare in the day(s) in advance and store in the fridge as your meal Kit… (See the recipe below for more details)

For this recipe, you can prep the cauliflower and the coconut coating.  

I like to cut the cauliflower head into bite-size florets that are on the larger size, so maybe 2 bites.  Then store the florets in a storage bag or container in the fridge until you’re ready to cook them.

Knife cutting cauliflower for Baked Coconut Cauliflower Bites.  They have a slightly sweet and salty crunch outside from the shredded coconut and panko mixture.  The inside is soft and creamy.  Dip in the Sriracha Mayo.  Baked, not fried, so healthy!  Easy to make, easy to eat! #cauliflowerrecipes #healthyrecipes #sidedishes #appetizers #healthysnacks

Knife cutting cauliflower for Baked Coconut Cauliflower Bites.  They have a slightly sweet and salty crunch outside from the shredded coconut and panko mixture.  The inside is soft and creamy.  Dip in the Sriracha Mayo.  Baked, not fried, so healthy!  Easy to make, easy to eat! #cauliflowerrecipes #healthyrecipes #sidedishes #appetizers #healthysnacks

Cut cauliflower florets in a bag for Baked Coconut Cauliflower Bites.  They have a slightly sweet and salty crunch outside from the shredded coconut and panko mixture.  The inside is soft and creamy.  Dip in the Sriracha Mayo.  Baked, not fried, so healthy!  Easy to make, easy to eat! #cauliflowerrecipes #healthyrecipes #sidedishes #appetizers #healthysnacks

Make the Coconut mixture: In a medium bowl or gallon plastic bag, mix the shredded coconut, breadcrumbs, garlic powder, parsley, salt, and pepper. Store covered in the fridge until ready to cook.

Coconut Breadcrumb mixture in a bag for Baked Coconut Cauliflower Bites.  They have a slightly sweet and salty crunch outside from the shredded coconut and panko mixture.  The inside is soft and creamy.  Dip in the Sriracha Mayo.  Baked, not fried, so healthy!  Easy to make, easy to eat! #cauliflowerrecipes #healthyrecipes #sidedishes #appetizers #healthysnacks

Make the Sriracha Mayonnaise in a small bowl by adding the mayonnaise, Sriracha, and Ketchup. (Try my homemade Ketchup)  Whisk together until blended. Store covered in the fridge.

Sriracha, ketchup, and mayo in bowl for Baked Coconut Cauliflower Bites. They have a slightly sweet and salty crunch outside from the shredded coconut and panko mixture.  The inside is soft and creamy.  Dip in the Sriracha Mayo.  Baked, not fried, so healthy!  Easy to make, easy to eat! #cauliflowerrecipes #healthyrecipes #sidedishes #appetizers #healthysnacks

 

COOK YOUR COCONUT CAULIFLOWER BITES 

Preheat the oven to 400 F degrees
Beat the 3 eggs together in a bowl.  Add the eggs to the cauliflower florets and mix to completely coat each.  You can do this in a large bowl or in a large baggie.

Cauliflower florets mixed with beaten eggs for Baked Coconut Cauliflower Bites. They have a slightly sweet and salty crunch outside from the shredded coconut and panko mixture.  The inside is soft and creamy.  Dip in the Sriracha Mayo.  Baked, not fried, so healthy!  Easy to make, easy to eat! #cauliflowerrecipes #healthyrecipes #sidedishes #appetizers #healthysnacks

Add the coconut breadcrumb mixture in a second bowl.  Then transfer only a few florets at a time to dredge in coconut mix.  Or even quicker: Scoop all of the egg-coated florets to the coconut breadcrumbs all at once.  Lightly toss to coat completely and transfer to an oiled pan.  Spray the florets with olive oil.

Cauliflower florets mixed with coconut breadcrumbs for Baked Coconut Cauliflower Bites. They have a slightly sweet and salty crunch outside from the shredded coconut and panko mixture.  The inside is soft and creamy.  Dip in the Sriracha Mayo.  Baked, not fried, so healthy!  Easy to make, easy to eat! #cauliflowerrecipes #healthyrecipes #sidedishes #appetizers #healthysnacks

Bake 8-10 minutes one side, then flip the bites over and bake another 8-10 minutes on the other side.  They are done with they are fork tender on the inside and crispy on the outside.

Coconut Cauliflower Bites baking in the oven. They have a slightly sweet and salty crunch outside from the shredded coconut and panko mixture.  The inside is soft and creamy.  Dip in the Sriracha Mayo.  Baked, not fried, so healthy!  Easy to make, easy to eat! #cauliflowerrecipes #healthyrecipes #sidedishes #appetizers #healthysnacks

Baked Coconut Cauliflower Bites on pan.  They have a slightly sweet and salty crunch outside from the shredded coconut and panko mixture.  The inside is soft and creamy.  Dip in the Sriracha Mayo.  Baked, not fried, so healthy!  Easy to make, easy to eat! #cauliflowerrecipes #healthyrecipes #sidedishes #appetizers #healthysnacks

Serve with the Sriracha Mayo and enjoy! ENJOY! 😍 Carrie

Baked Coconut Cauliflower Bites on plate with Sriracha Mayo dipping sauce.  They have a slightly sweet and salty crunch outside from the shredded coconut and panko mixture.  The inside is soft and creamy.  Dip in the Sriracha Mayo.  Baked, not fried, so healthy!  Easy to make, easy to eat! #cauliflowerrecipes #healthyrecipes #sidedishes #appetizers #healthysnacks

Baked Crispy Coconut Cauliflower Bites

These Baked Coconut Cauliflower Bites are little bites of happiness.  They have a slightly sweet and salty crunch on the outside from the shredded coconut and seasoned panko mixture.  The inside is soft and creamy.  By themselves, they are fantastic.  Dipped in the Sriracha Mayo?  Utter Happiness!  They are also good for you since they're baked, not fried!  Easy to make, easy to eat, they are a must-try! #cauliflowerrecipes #healthyrecipes #sidedishes #appetizers #healthysnacks

Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword cauliflower, coconut
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Calories 207 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 3/4 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/4 Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp garlic Powder
  • 2 tbsp Parsley, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp Sriracha Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Ketchup

Instructions

Prep Ahead for your Cauliflower Bites

  1. Cut the cauliflower head into bite-size florets.

    Knife cutting cauliflower for Baked Coconut Cauliflower Bites. They have a slightly sweet and salty crunch outside from the shredded coconut and panko mixture.  The inside is soft and creamy.  Dip in the Sriracha Mayo.  Baked, not fried, so healthy!  Easy to make, easy to eat! #cauliflowerrecipes #healthyrecipes #sidedishes #appetizers #healthysnacks
  2. Make the Coconut mixture: In a medium bowl or gallon plastic bag, mix the shredded coconut, breadcrumbs, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.  Store covered in the fridge until ready to cook.

    Coconut Breadcrumb mixture in a bag for Baked Coconut Cauliflower Bites. They have a slightly sweet and salty crunch outside from the shredded coconut and panko mixture.  The inside is soft and creamy.  Dip in the Sriracha Mayo.  Baked, not fried, so healthy!  Easy to make, easy to eat! #cauliflowerrecipes #healthyrecipes #sidedishes #appetizers #healthysnacks
  3. Make the Sriracha Mayonnaise in a small bowl by adding the mayonnaise, Sriracha, and Ketchup.  Whisk together until blended.  Store covered in the fridge.

    Sriracha, ketchup, and mayo in bowl for Baked Coconut Cauliflower Bites. They have a slightly sweet and salty crunch outside from the shredded coconut and panko mixture.  The inside is soft and creamy.  Dip in the Sriracha Mayo.  Baked, not fried, so healthy!  Easy to make, easy to eat! #cauliflowerrecipes #healthyrecipes #sidedishes #appetizers #healthysnacks

Cook your Cauliflower Bites

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F degrees
  2. Beat the 3 eggs together in a bowl.  Add the eggs to the cauliflower florets and mix to completely coat each.  You can do this in a large bowl or in a large baggie.

    Cauliflower florets mixed with beaten eggs for Baked Coconut Cauliflower Bites. They have a slightly sweet and salty crunch outside from the shredded coconut and panko mixture.  The inside is soft and creamy.  Dip in the Sriracha Mayo.  Baked, not fried, so healthy!  Easy to make, easy to eat! #cauliflowerrecipes #healthyrecipes #sidedishes #appetizers #healthysnacks
  3. Add the coconut breadcrumb mixture in a second bowl.  Then transfer only a few florets at a time to dredge in coconut mix.  Or even quicker: Scoop all of the egg-coated florets to the coconut breadcrumbs all at once.  Lightly toss to coat completely and transfer to an oiled pan.  Spray the florets with olive oil.

    Cauliflower florets mixed with coconut breadcrumbs for Baked Coconut Cauliflower Bites. They have a slightly sweet and salty crunch outside from the shredded coconut and panko mixture.  The inside is soft and creamy.  Dip in the Sriracha Mayo.  Baked, not fried, so healthy!  Easy to make, easy to eat! #cauliflowerrecipes #healthyrecipes #sidedishes #appetizers #healthysnacks
  4. Bake 8-10 minutes one side, then flip the bites over and bake another 8-10 minutes on the other side.  They are done with they are fork tender on the inside and crispy on the outside.

    Coconut Cauliflower Bites baking in the oven. They have a slightly sweet and salty crunch outside from the shredded coconut and panko mixture.  The inside is soft and creamy.  Dip in the Sriracha Mayo.  Baked, not fried, so healthy!  Easy to make, easy to eat! #cauliflowerrecipes #healthyrecipes #sidedishes #appetizers #healthysnacks
  5. Serve with the Sriracha Mayo and enjoy!

    Baked Coconut Cauliflower Bites on plate with Sriracha Mayo dipping sauce.  They have a slightly sweet and salty crunch outside from the shredded coconut and panko mixture.  The inside is soft and creamy.  Dip in the Sriracha Mayo.  Baked, not fried, so healthy!  Easy to make, easy to eat! #cauliflowerrecipes #healthyrecipes #sidedishes #appetizers #healthysnacks

Note: If you do not have the Sriracha Mayo, then there are only 90 calories per serving and 5 g of fat.

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