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Cauliflower Pecan Poppers

Yields1 Serving

Eating vegetables has never been more fun. Swap the typical white flour breading for a superfood breading made with pecans for a power-packed side dish or snack.

 ¾ cup raw pecan halves or pieces
 ¼ cup brown rice flour
 ¾ tsp sea salt
 ½ tsp paprika
 ¼ tsp garlic powder
 ¼ tsp black pepper
 ¾ cup water
 1 head cauliflower, cut into florets (about 6 cups)

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.


In a food processor, pulse pecans into a flour-like consistency (careful not to turn into butter)


In a large bowl, mix together pecan “flour,” brown rice flour, 1/4 teaspoon salt, paprika, garlic powder, and black pepper. Add water and mix into a batter-consistency.


Add cauliflower florets to bowl and toss to coat until all of the batter is used.


Place on parchment-lined baking sheet and sprinkle with remaining 1/2 teaspoon of salt.


Bake for 15 minutes, remove from oven and flip florets, and bake an additional 10 minutes, until golden.


Serve as is or with a side of hot sauce, marinara, or ranch. Makes 6 cups of pecan poppers.

Recipe note:

This pecan breading works for cauliflower, but also works for chicken, fish or other veggies.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Calories 80
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g10%

Saturated Fat 0.5g3%
Sodium 190mg8%
Total Carbohydrate 7g3%

Dietary Fiber 2g8%
Protein 2g4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.