Cashew-Crusted Tamari and Maple Syrup Roasted Cauliflower

Cashew Tamari Cauliflower

Who says you can’t have sophisticated food in college? These cashew-crusted cauliflower bites make for a deliciously healthy side to any party or girls night-in. Like a little spice? Just add a little sriracha or your favorite hot sauce to the tarmari-maple syrup mixture.

Cashew-Crusted Tamari and Maple Syrup Roasted Cauliflower

1 head of cauliflower, cut into equal-sized florets

3 parts maple syrup

2 parts tamari

1 part veggie broth or water

Oil (optional)

Sriracha (optional)

Cashew coating

1 cup cashews

2 Tbs nutritional yeast

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp salt (may add more for your taste)


  1. Preheat oven to 425F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper (you can also place the cauliflower directly on lightly greased the baking sheet).
  2. Place the cauliflower florets into a bowl.
  3. Pour tamari-maple syrup mixture over cauliflower florets and make sure they are all coated. Add a drizzle of oil if you’d like.
  4. Place cashew mixture in food processor and pulse until finely blended. Add to separate bowl.
  5. Add cauliflower, a few florets at a time, to the cashew mixture bowl, gently coating the outside.
  6. Place cauliflower on baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes. Turn cauliflower over and then bake another 10 minutes.

Recipe Development and Photo Credit: Heather Borders, a senior at the University of North Florida, will complete her dietetics degree in may. She plans to become a Registered Dietitian and build the company she founded, Kailo Nutrition, into a cooking school that focuses on teaching the community how to prepare delicious plant-based meals.

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