Cauliflower Nuggets – Cauliflower Nuggets Recipe with Buffalo (2024)

These delicious cauliflower nuggets are covered with cornflakes, which make them super delicious and crispy. Served with the most delicious spicy buffalo sauce.

Perfect as a vegan and vegetarian side dish for dinner.

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These crispy cauliflower nuggets are probably the best recipe I've made in a long time. Yum, how hard was it not to eat them all in one sitting. As some of you know, I'm pretty excited about nuggets. In fact, anything that resembles nuggets or hot wings that you can conjure vegetables into. And after my last recipe forcauliflower hot wings(which reminds me a bit of them here), then I also had to try them with cornflakes!

Buffalosauce: The homemade buffalo sauce is quite strong, so feel free to taste it before serving. I made mine at 1/2 dl. hot sauce, e.g. strong chili sauce or tabasco sauce. But here you can easily add more to suit your taste buds.

Nuggets in the oven or air fryer?I almost bakealwaysmy nuggets in the air fryer (because it goes faster). And otherwise I bake them in the oven. You can also use frying oil and deep-fry them, it goes a little faster and becomes extra crispy all around (but is also quite a bit more unhealthy). But making them in the airfryer is at least as delicious, because they still turn out super crispy - and it's also a bit healthier.

Cauliflower nuggets in the air fryer?
If you want to save time, electricity and energy, you can also make these nuggets in the airfryer rather than in the oven! They become at least as crispy and can be made in half the time.

See my guide to airfryer here »»

Storage:Should preferably be eaten the same day, while they are still freshly baked and crispy. But they can be kept in the fridge for 2-3 days and reheated in the oven.

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Cauliflower nuggets recipe.

Quantity: 26-30 nuggets

Preparation: 20 min.Preparation: 30 min.

Recipe for easy vegan cauliflower nuggets in the oven. Super delicious buffalo nuggets with cauliflower served with buffalo sauce.


  • Nuggets:
  • 1 cauliflower, approx. 400g.
  • 1 dl. mel
  • 2 tsp. paprika, sweet
  • 1.5 dl. oat milk
  • 100g. cornflakes
  • Neutral oil for brushing
  • Buffalosauce:
  • 3/4 dl. vegetable butter, melted
  • 1/2 dl. hot sauce fx chili sauce eller tabasco sauce
  • 1 tsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 pinch of garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper
  • Possibly. Syrup or sugar

Here's how you do it:


Nuggets:Preheat the oven to 200º conventional oven.


Cut the cauliflower into small florets / bite-sized pieces.


Mix flour, paprika and milk in a bowl. Stir it into a thick dough.


Pour the cornflakes into a mini chopper and blend into very small pieces. You can also pour cornflakes into a bag and crush them into very small pieces. Pour the crushed cornflakes into a separate bowl.


Now dip all the cauliflower florets first in the thick batter and then turn them in the crushed cornflakes so that they are well covered all over. Continue like this and place them all on a baking tray lined with baking paper.


Brush all the nuggets with a little oil on top, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake them in a preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, until they are crispy but still slightly golden. Make the buffalo sauce in the meantime.


Buffalosauce:Melt the butter and mix the melted butter with hot sauce, apple cider vinegar, a pinch of garlic powder, salt and pepper. Taste the strong sauce to suit your taste buds - and feel free to add a little maple syrup or sugar if it lacks sweetness. Leave it on the kitchen counter until serving.


Take the crispy cauliflower nuggets out of the oven after 25 minutes and brush a little buffalo sauce on top. Put them back in the oven and bake again for 5 minutes.


Enjoy the crispy and spicy nuggets with a cold dip or ketchup. I served mine with extra buffalo sauce and a cold neutral dressing.

Recipe for crispy cauliflower nuggets with cornflakes.

Start by cutting the cauliflower into small florets. Then dip them in the batter and finally in cornflakes. Place them on a baking tray lined with baking paper.

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Before they go in the oven, I sprinkle them all with a little salt, pepper and oil on top. This ensures the best crispness.

Bake the small cauliflower nuggets for 20-25 min. until they look golden and crispy ↓

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Homemade buffalo sauce:
You can easily serve these cauliflower nuggets as they are. But I made a homemade super delicious buffalo sauce for it, which I both put in the oven and dipped the crispy nuggets in afterwards.

The buffalo sauce is made with a strong sauce - here you can use chili sauce, tabasco sauce or whatever sauce you like best.

After they have been baked for 20-25 minutes, I take them out and brush them with a little buffalo sauce and bake them again for 5 minutes.

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Crispy cauliflower nuggets in the oven.

I bake my cauliflower nuggets in the oven at about 200º conventional oven. You can also deep fry them in neutral oil. But I think you get an equally delicious result in the oven. They become super crispy (and you also avoid using too much oil).

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Tips for serving:

  • Dip and sauce:Enjoy the freshly baked nuggets as they are, with a delicious cold dip for e.g. as a starter, appetizer or just as a luxury snack with a glass of wine. Here it can be delicious with a neutral cold dressing, which goes well with the spicy nuggets.
  • Fast food:If they are to be served as classic fast food food, then I would recommend my recipehomemade ketchupand my easyvegan mayo recipein 5 minutes. It is also available asvegan aioli recipewith garlic, whichchili mayo heror asavocado mayo her.
  • Fish ‘n’ chips:Serve them as a vegan version of fish 'n' chips with delicious fries, lemon and a caper sauce.
  • Salads:They can spice up any salad to a luxury salad if you put them on top of a crisp salad.
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More nuggets recipes:
If you want more inspiration, try these delicious ones toonuggets with sweet potatoes.. Or these small and delicious vegan onestofunuggets, which is a vegan version of fried chicken.

I hope you like the recipe! Finally, write in a comment below if you have any questions. 🧡

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