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How to Make Crispy Oven-Baked Cauliflower

Are you looking for a delicious and healthy snack or a delectable side dish? Look no further! With this easy-to-follow recipe, you can transform a simple head of cauliflower into a crispy and golden delight. Let’s dive in and discover the joy of oven-baked cauliflower.


  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • Salt, to taste
  • A pinch of nutmeg

For the Batter:

  • A dash of sweet paprika powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • A bit of grated nutmeg
  • A pinch of salt


Prep the Cauliflower:

  • Start by preheating your oven to 425°F (220°C).
  • Take a head of cauliflower and remove any green leaves. Rinse it thoroughly under cold water.
  • Set the cauliflower on a cutting board and carefully cut off the florets. Aim for bite-sized pieces.
  • Place the florets in a colander or strainer and wash them well. Let the excess water drain off.

Prepare the Batter:

  • In a mixing bowl, combine the wheat flour and sweet paprika powder.
  • Crack the eggs into a separate bowl and beat them until well blended.
  • Gradually pour the melted butter into the beaten eggs while continuously whisking.
  • Add the minced garlic, grated nutmeg, and a pinch of salt to the egg mixture. Mix well.
  • Slowly pour the egg mixture into the bowl with the flour and paprika powder. Stir until the batter is smooth and all ingredients are fully incorporated.

Coat the Cauliflower:

  • Take each cauliflower floret and dip it into the batter, ensuring it is coated evenly. Allow any excess batter to drip off.
  • Place the coated florets onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Make sure to leave space between each floret for even baking.
  • Sprinkle a pinch of salt and nutmeg over the top of the coated cauliflower.

Bake and Enjoy:

  • Once your oven has reached the desired temperature, carefully slide the baking sheet with the cauliflower into the oven.
  • Bake for approximately 20-25 minutes, or until the cauliflower is golden brown with a crispy texture.
  • Remove the cauliflower from the oven and let it cool slightly before serving.
  • Serve your crispy oven-baked cauliflower as a snack, side dish, or appetizer. Enjoy it on its own or dip it in your favorite sauce.

We hope you enjoy this recipe and that it brings a tasty and crispy addition to your culinary repertoire. If you try it out, feel free to share your thoughts in the comments. Happy cooking!