Delicious, healthy and packed with vitamins, Cauliflower Nuggets

Time: 35 minutes


  • Olive oil or avocado oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/4 cups finely ground whole-wheat bread crumbs
  • 1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 head cauliflower, big stem removed, florets and smaller stems chopped into 1-in. pieces


  • Preheat oven to 450°F. Grease a large rimmed baking sheet with oil.
  • Beat eggs in a shallow bowl. Combine bread crumbs, Parmesan, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and pepper to taste in
  • another shallow bowl. Set half of bread crumb mixture aside in a separate bowl.
  • Designate one hand as your “wet hand” (for eggs) and one as your “dry hand” (for bread crumbs). Using your
  • wet hand, drop some cauliflower pieces into egg mixture and turn to coat evenly. Shake off any excess egg, then
  • drop coated pieces into bread crumb mixture. Using your dry hand, sprinkle some bread crumbs on top and
  • roll cauliflower pieces around until evenly coated. Transfer coated pieces to baking sheet and repeat with
  • remaining cauliflower. When you run out of bread crumbs, use the second bowl. (This keeps the bread crumbs
  • from getting too soggy.)
  • Brush or spray tops of cauliflower pieces with a light coating of oil. Bake, flipping over halfway through, until
  • cauliflower pieces can be easily pierced with a fork, about 20 minutes. Serve warm.