Football is here! I’m so ridiculously excited! I’ve been watching football for as long as I can remember, specifically a college team here in Texas whose colors are orange and white. Football, to me, encompasses everything that is fall. During football season you have pumpkin everything, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, cooler weather, school starting. It just makes me giddy!.
While watching football, I always like to have some sort of snack because I get hungry about every two hours. I like finger foods because they’re easy to eat while sitting on the couch. I’m a huge of chips and dip, but lately I’ve been wanting something different. Enter almond crusted cauliflower nuggets. These cauliflower nuggets are hubby approved, which is one of the best parts! Any time I can get him to eat more cruciferous vegetables is a win in my book.
Matt is SUPER exited about football too. He literally starts a countdown for the upcoming season the minute the current football season is over. It’s actually a little endearing. I like it though because it’s something we do together. I actually told him when we started dating that I didn’t date anyone who didn’t like football. He immediately started talking about different players and team stats. I knew he was a keeper.
We’re also both super excited about the upcoming holidays. I realize it’s August, but they’ll be here before you know it. In addition to all of the normal holidays, Matt’s birthday is in November so we get to celebrate that too! That also means I get to make him a cake. It’s a win-win for both of us because I love to bake and he loves to eat baked goods. So it works out. Anyway. Cauliflower nuggets.
These cauliflower nuggets are everything I could want in a football finger food. They are small, bite-sized, and oh so delicious and you can dip them in just about any condiment you want! My favorites so far are ketchup and maple dijon mustard. Now I’m making myself hungry! I might actually go make some right now. These nuggets can also be made for lunch or dinner too! They certainly aren’t just for snacking. Goodness no. In fact, I ate them for lunch the other day. I just made some baked french fries to go on the side.
Almond Crusted Cauliflower Nuggets
- 2 heads Cauliflower
- 1 cup Gluten Free Oat Flower
- 1 1/4 cups Plant Milk of Choice Unsweetened
- 1/4 tsp Black Pepper
- 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
- 1/2 tsp Smoked Paprika
- 1/2 cup Almond Flour
- 1/2 cup Roasted Almonds Finely Chopped
Preheat oven to 375 degrees fahrenheit.
Cut cauliflower into small florets and set aside.
Mix oat flour, plant milk, black pepper, sea salt, and smoked paprika in a large bowl. Place cauliflower into bowl and mix until the cauliflower is coated.
In a separate bowl, mix together chopped almonds and almond flour.
One by one, take the cauliflower florets from the oat flour mixture and place in almond flour mixture and coat floret with the mixture. Place coated florets on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
Bake coated cauliflower for 30 minutes, flipping halfway through.
Enjoy hot with condiment of choice.