Crispy Vegan Cauliflower Cutlets Recipe

Delight your taste buds with these irresistible crispy vegan cauliflower cutlets. They’re perfect for a quick lunch or a tasty dinner option. Packed with flavor and texture, they’ll satisfy even the most discerning palate.


  • 1 medium head of cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs (gluten-free if desired)
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour (or chickpea flour for a gluten-free option)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened plant-based milk (such as almond, soy, or coconut)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided


  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the breadcrumbs, nutritional yeast, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, oregano, salt, and black pepper. Mix well and set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour and plant-based milk until smooth.
  4. Dip each cauliflower floret into the flour mixture, ensuring it’s well coated, then dredge it in the breadcrumb mixture, pressing gently to adhere. Place the coated florets on the prepared baking sheet.
  5. Once all the florets are coated and arranged on the baking sheet, drizzle them with 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the cauliflower is tender and the coating is golden brown and crispy, flipping halfway through.
  7. While the cauliflower is baking, heat the remaining tablespoon of olive oil in a skillet over medium heat.
  8. Once hot, add the baked cauliflower cutlets to the skillet in batches, cooking for 2-3 minutes on each side until they’re extra crispy and golden brown.
  9. Remove from the skillet and place on a paper towel-lined plate to absorb any excess oil.
  10. Serve your crispy vegan cauliflower cutlets hot with your favorite dipping sauce or alongside a fresh salad. Enjoy!

These crispy vegan cauliflower cutlets are sure to become a staple in your meal rotation. They’re versatile, flavorful, and incredibly satisfying, making them a hit with vegans and non-vegans alike!

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