Nashville Hot Cauliflower (Vegan!)

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Nashville hot cauliflower! Spiced with hot sauce, cayenne, chili powder and paprika. Made with a easy marinade of almond, white rice flour, vegan creamer and then baked in the oven. Topped with more spicy sauce and served with bread + pickles.

Inspired by a meal favorite: nashville hot chicken which is a spicy fried chicken specialty from nashville that is SO good + this is my take on a vegan version. my dreams have officially came true.

Nashville Hot Cauliflower


  • 2 heads cauliflower, torn into florets

  • 1 cup Califia Farms Creamer

  • 2 tablespoons hot sauce

  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup

  • 1 tsp cayenne

  • 2 tsp chili powder

  • 2 tsp garlic powder

  • 2 tsp paprika

  • 1 tsp onions powder

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 1/3rd cup almond flour

  • 1/3rd cup white rice flour

  • 2 tablespoon tapioca powder

  • Salt & pepper to taste


  • spice mixture (use same measurements and spices as above in marinade)

  • 2 tablespoons hot sauce

  • 1 tablespoons maple syrup

  • 3 tablespoons oil

  • 1 tablespoon vinegar

bread + pickles of your choice


Preheat your oven 350 degrees. To begin, marinade your cauliflower in creamer, hot sauce, maple syrup, cayenne, chili powder, garlic powder, paprika, onion powder, oil, almond and white rice flour, tapioca flour and salt and pepper. Set aside for 30 minutes.

Place on a baking sheet and crisp up in the oven for 1 hour until crisp throughout and cooked inside.

In the meantime, make your sauce by mixing your spice mixture, hot sauce, maple syrup, oil and vinegar.

Remove your cauliflower and mix with your sauce. Serve with bread and pickles!

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