Baked ‘Honey’ Sesame Cauliflower

The ever-trendy and oh-so-dreamy crispy cauliflower wing gets a new twist — with this sweet & salty glaze that packs a flavour like no other. A sweet nectar of the gods!

Preparation time Prep: 15 mins
cook 20 mins
Skill level Easy Peasy

You will need:

  • 1 cup chickpea or plain flour
  • ½ cup plant-based milk, such as almond, soy or coconut (or water)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 whole cauliflower, chopped into small florets
‘Honey’ sauce
  • ½ cup maple syrup or rice malt syrup
  • 2 tablespoons roasted sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar or white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce (or sub with ¼ teaspoon salt)
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil (or omit)


  • 1Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line a large baking tray.
  • 2To make the batter for the cauliflower, combine the flour, milk and salt in a medium bowl. Mix until smooth.
  • 3To make the ‘honey’ sauce, mix all ingredients together in a small bowl. Set aside.
  • 4Dip each cauliflower floret in the batter shaking off the excess. Place the battered cauliflower on the lined baking tray making sure they aren’t overlapping.
  • 5Bake the cauliflower for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  • 6When the cauliflower is cool enough to touch, place all of them in a large serving bowl or deep serving plate. Drizzle the honey sauce over the cauliflower and toss until combined. Serve the cauliflower hot with rice or as desired.
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