Easy Keto Bang Bang Cauliflower

Last Updated on July 27, 2021 by Michele Tripple

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Bang bang cauliflower is so delicious and this keto version might be even better! Made with almond flour, this crispy bang bang cauliflower recipe makes the best appetizer or side. 

Keto Bang Bang Cauliflower

Have you tried bang bang cauliflower before? It’s breaded and fried cauliflower with the best tangy and spicy sauce and it is so delicious! And this keto bang bang cauliflower recipe is a total hit without all the carbs.

white bowl of keto bang bang cauliflower sitting by plates and sauce

I love finding new ways to enjoy vegetables. We’ve got some picky eaters in our family but with a recipe like this, my kids are begging for more!

And let me tell you, I think I could swim in bang bang sauce! It’s got the perfect amount of spice and pairs so well with fried cauliflower. 

It’s low carb and it’s delicious. This keto bang bang cauliflower is a no-brainer!

keto bang bang cauliflower garnished with parsley and dipping sauce

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Keto bang bang cauliflower transforms a boring vegetable into an amazing appetizer or side dish! I can’t get enough!

Ingredients

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For cauliflower

  • ½ large head of cauliflower 
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tbsp heavy cream or milk
  • ½ tbsp chopped parsley
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 cup finely grated parmesan cheese
  • Vegetable oil for frying

For bang bang sauce

  • ¼ cup mayonnaise 
  • 1 tbsp chili paste
  • 1 tbsp swerve granular
  • 1 tsp sriracha
  • 1 tsp lime juice

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How to Make Bang Bang Cauliflower

keto bang bang cauliflower in a bowl lined with a cloth

Don’t forget to download the full printable recipe below so you can print it out and use it whenever you feel like making this delicious recipe!

  • To make your bang bang cauliflower, you’ll start by adding your egg and heavy cream to a small bowl. 
  • Beat the egg mixture until well combined. 
  • In a separate larger bowl, add the almond flour and parmesan and lightly mix together with a fork or whisk. 
  • Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper.
  • After cleaning your cauliflower, cut it into bite-sized pieces and you can begin coating each piece.
  • Dip each piece of cauliflower in the egg wash, letting any excess mixture drip off.
  • Next, dip the cauliflower in the breading mixture and apply a bit of pressure so that it sticks. 
  • Set the coated cauliflower on the prepared baking sheet and repeat with the remaining cauliflower. 
  • When the cauliflower is all coated, pour enough oil into a pot so that it’s filled about 1 ½ inches up the pot. Turn the heat on and let the oil come to about 350 degrees. 
  • Once the oil is hot enough, place a few pieces of the coated cauliflower into the oil, tossing them until they are golden brown on all sides. 
  • Remove the cauliflower and place them on a baking sheet lined with paper towels. 
  • While the cauliflower cools, make the bang bang sauce by adding the mayonnaise, chili paste, swerve granular, sriracha, and lime juice to a small bowl.
  • Whisk the sauce to combine all the ingredients. Drizzle the sauce over your bites, garnish with parsley, and enjoy!
keto bang bang cauliflower with chopsticks and parsley

Tips Tricks and FAQs 

  • If you really want these keto bang bang cauliflower bites to be out of this world, you’ll want to make sure that your parmesan is fresh! Save the jarred cheese for another recipe and grab a fresh block of parmesan that you can grate yourself. It will make all of the difference in this recipe, I promise! 
  • You need to make the switch to parchment paper sheets if you haven’t already! Really, I can’t believe that I was using rolls of parchment for so long because the pre-cut sheets are so much better. Not only are they convenient, but the edges stay down so you don’t have to worry about it rolling up. Get some now!
  • Swerve granular is a basic sugar replacement made with extracts from fruit and vegetables! It’s pretty wonderful. It cooks and bakes well and it has no carbs. It’s definitely a must-have in your pantry if you are trying the keto diet.
  • If you aren’t a fan of spice, you may want to start with ½ teaspoon of sriracha and taste it before adding the full teaspoon. This sauce does have a bit of a kick to it! 

Storage

If you have any leftovers, store them by placing them in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 3-4 days. Store the sauce in a separate container so the cauliflower doesn’t get soggy! 

The best way I’ve found to reheat bang bang cauliflower is by placing the bites in my air fryer for a few minutes! You won’t lose the crunch and it’ll taste fresh and delicious. 

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Keto Bang Bang Cauliflower

keto bang bang cauliflower with chopsticks and parsley

Bang bang cauliflower is so yummy and this keto version might be even better! Made with almond flour, this crispy bang bang cauliflower recipe makes the best appetizer or side. 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • ½ large head of cauliflower
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tbsp heavy cream or milk
  • ½ tbsp chopped parsley
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 cup finely grated parmesan cheese
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp chili paste
  • 1 tbsp swerve granular
  • 1 tsp sriracha
  • 1 tsp lime juice

Instructions

  1. To make your bang bang cauliflower, you’ll start by adding your egg and heavy cream to a small bowl. 
  2. Beat the egg mixture until well combined. 
  3. In a separate larger bowl, add the almond flour and parmesan and lightly mix together with a fork or whisk. 
  4. Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper.
  5. After cleaning your cauliflower, cut it into bite-sized pieces and you can begin coating each piece.
  6. Dip each piece of cauliflower in the egg wash, letting any excess mixture drip off.
  7. Next, dip the cauliflower in the breading mixture and apply a bit of pressure so that it sticks. 
  8. Set the coated cauliflower on the prepared baking sheet and repeat with the remaining cauliflower. 
  9. When the cauliflower is all coated, pour enough oil into a pot so that it’s filled about 1 ½ inches up the pot. Turn the heat on and let the oil come to about 350 degrees. 
  10. Once the oil is hot enough, place a few pieces of the coated cauliflower into the oil, tossing them until they are golden brown on all sides. 
  11. Remove the cauliflower and place them on a baking sheet lined with paper towels. 
  12. While the cauliflower cools, make the bang bang sauce by adding the mayonnaise, chili paste, swerve granular, sriracha, and lime juice to a small bowl.
  13. Whisk the sauce to combine all the ingredients. Drizzle the sauce over your bites, garnish with parsley, and enjoy!

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