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BBQ Cauliflower Tenders

Prep Time20 mins
Active Time25 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Lunch/ Dinner
Yield: 4 people


  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 1.5 cups flour whole wheat or white flour
  • 1.5 cups water
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 2 tsp garlic granules or garlic powder
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp dried oregano optional, but delicious!
  • 2 cups bread crumbs
  • 1.5 cups BBQ sauce pick your favorite brand (see ours in link below)


  • Pre-heat oven to 425. While oven is heating, slice cauliflower into bite-size pieces
  • Next, make your batter. Grab a large bowl and mix your flour, water, salt, pepper, garlic, onion powder, and oregano together. Mixture should be a similar consistency to pancake batter. Then put your bread crumbs into a smaller bowl next to your batter bowl.
  • Place parchment paper on a baking sheet (or use a reusable baking mat) and place in the same proximity of your bowls of batter and bread crumbs.
  • Now it's time to dip your cauliflower tenders in batter. Take one cauliflower piece and first, coat it entirely in batter. Allow excess batter to drip off, then dip the cauliflower piece in bread crumbs. Once you've rolled it around and it's fully coated, transfer the piece to the baking sheet. Repeat this process for all remaining cauliflower pieces.
  • Place the full baking sheet in the oven for 20-25 minutes, or until outer coating is starting to crisp and brown.
  • Remove from oven and place your freshly cooked tenders into a large bowl. Pour BBQ sauce over top and mix or shake bowl to evenly distribute the sauce. Serve hot with a Vegan Cashew Dill Dressing (for recipe see notes below).