Bang Bang Cauliflower with Maple Sauce

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Bang bang cauliflower
4 portions



  • 1 cauliflower
  • 110g plain flour
  • 70g cornflour
  • 1 tbsp sweet chilli sauce
  • 200ml dairy or plant-based milk
  • 100g dried breadcrumbs


  • 3 tbsp sweet chilli sauce
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise (or vegan alternative)
  • 2 tbsp pure Canadian maple syrup (preferably amber syrup for its rich taste)
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 2 tbsp plant-based milk


  1. Turn the oven on to 200°C and line two baking trays with baking paper. Break the cauliflower into small pieces.
  2. Measure the flour and tip into a large bowl, add the cornflour and chilli sauce and season with a little salt and pepper.
  3. Add the plant-based milk and mix everything together with a fork or whisk until lump-free.
  4. Tip the breadcrumbs into a separate bowl. Dip a floret into the batter, then into the breadcrumbs and then place onto the baking tray.
  5. Repeat with another piece of cauliflower and then keep going until you’ve used up all the cauliflower. Cook for 25 minutes, until the cauliflower is golden and crisp.
  6. Spoon the chilli sauce, mayonnaise, maple syrup, paprika and plant-based milk into a small bowl and mix together.
  7. Carefully take the trays out of the oven and place all cauliflower on one tray. Pour the sauce over and enjoy!

Learn how to make restaurant-style bang bang cauliflower with this simple recipe. If you want to make vegan bang bang cauliflower, simply substitute the mayonnaise and dairy milk for plant-based alternatives. This bang bang cauliflower recipe is great to try with the kids.

This recipe was created in partnership with Cook School. Find out more about Cook School and download our workbooks for various age ranges here.

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