Happy Monday! (it may not be happy but I am trying to keep a positive spin on this week-I’m going to need it!)

First off, I want to congratulate Kim from Lovin’ from the Oven.  Kim won the birthday giveaway of equal exchange products!  Thanks again for everyone who entered and Kim- email me your mailing address (erin {at} naturallyella {dot} com)

In that post, I asked people what they wanted to see “healthified” and I am looking forward to the challenge (however, I highly doubt I will be able to healthify butter cream frosting- I think that may be impossible.)  Before I took to the challenge, I ended up revamping an older recipe of mine that happens to be adapted from one of my favorite appetizers: Fried Cauliflower!

While I know it is hard to find appropriate substitutions for fried food- this one comes pretty close.  The double breading creates a nice crispy coating on the cauliflower without all the grease!  (Of course, I still dip my cauliflower in ranch but I’m okay with that!)

Baked Cauliflower Bites (& Giveaway Winner)

Prep Time 20 mins Cook Time 15 mins Serves 4


  • 3 cups cauliflower cut into chunks
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 cups bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon oregano


  1. Preheat oven to 425˚. If bread crumbs are of the large variety, pulse in a food processor until finely ground. Beat egg , egg white, and water together.
  2. Set up an assembly line with cauliflower at one end, eggs , bread crumbs with oregano, and baking tray covered in parchment paper.
  3. Begin with a handful of cauliflower and dip in the egg, roll in the breadcrumbs, then repeat for a double breading. Transfer to tray and repeat with remaining cauliflower, only using a handful of bread crumbs each time (or else they clump!)
  4. Bake for 12-15 minutes until outsides are crisp and cauliflower is tender. These are best served when still warm!


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