Vegan Baked Thai Chili Cauliflower Bites

These cauliflower wings from the Epic Vegan: Fast & Simple cookbook are a bit more healthy because of being baked as a substitute of fried. For a good crispier version, strive tossing in an air fryer till golden brown.

What you want:

For the peanut sauce:
¾ cup full-fat canned coconut milk (shaken in can earlier than measured)
¼ cup maple syrup
2 tablespoons soy sauce
Juice of ½ lime
1 tablespoon seasoned rice vinegar
1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
½ cup creamy peanut butter
1 tablespoon chili garlic sauce
½ teaspoon ginger powder
½ teaspoon garlic powder
¼ teaspoon salt

For the cauliflower:
¼ cup darkish brown sugar
1 tablespoon chili garlic sauce
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
2 tablespoons soy sauce
¼ teaspoon ginger powder
½ cup panko bread crumbs
¼ cup yellow stone-ground cornmeal
2 tablespoons white sesame seeds, plus extra for sprinkling
4 cups cauliflower, reduce into small bite-size florets
Cooking spray
2 scallions, thinly sliced

What you do:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 levels. Line a big sheet pan with parchment paper and put aside.
  2. For the peanut sauce, right into a blender, add all components. Mix till easy.
  3. For the cauliflower, in a big bowl, mix sugar, chili garlic sauce, maple syrup, sesame oil, soy sauce, and ginger. Whisk till nicely mixed. In a separate bowl, mix panko, cornmeal, and sesame seeds. Combine till nicely mixed. 
  4. Into a big bowl, add sauce, cauliflower, and toss till mixed and cauliflower is completely coated. Add one-third of dry bread crumb combination and toss to mix. Add half remaining crumbs and toss once more to mix. Add remaining crumbs and toss till cauliflower is evenly coated. 
  5. Spray ready sheet pan with cooking spray, switch coated cauliflower bites to tray, and spray bites calmly with cooking spray. Bake quarter-hour, flip cauliflower, and bake 15 extra minutes, till simply brown and crisp. 
  6. Switch to a serving dish and sprinkle with scallions and sesame seeds. Serve with peanut sauce.
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