These AIP Air Fryer Cauliflower Bites are a crispy, savory and healthy bite-sized snack, appetizer or vegetable side. They’re paleo and Whole30 compliant and super easy to make.
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These paleo and AIP Air Fryer Cauliflower Bites are so easy, delicious and perfectly crispy. Have them on their own as a snack or appetizer, on a grazing board, or serve them as a vegetable side dish.
Many have asked and this is the air fryer I have. It’s my first air fryer and I’m happy with it so far. I chose this one because I wanted an Instant Pot and love the 11 in 1 functionality. After speaking with the manufacturers online they confirmed that the air fryer basket coating was made of ceramic and did not include PTFE or PFOA chemicals.
Here’s what you need to make these AIP Air Fryer Cauliflower Bites:
- one small head of cauliflower
- cassava flour
- carbonated water
- olive oil
- garlic powder
- pork panko rinds
Here’s how you make these cauliflower bites:
- Begin by chopping and discarding the leaves and stems of your cauliflower. Chop the cauliflower head into small florets and drizzle with olive oil. Massage the oil into the florets using your hands.
- In a large bowl combine cassava flour, salt, garlic powder and carbonated water. You want the mixture to be pourable and easily coat the cauliflower, so add more bubbly water to achieve this consistency if necessary.
- Place the pork panko rinds into a large bowl.
- Dredge the cauliflower florets into the cassava flour mixture and then immediately dip into the pork panko, coating all sides carefully.
- Cook the cauliflower in two batches so that you don’t crowd the air fryer basket. Place each batch of florets into the air fryer and cook at 400F for 12 minutes, flipping once halfway through.
- Serve on their own or with the cilantro lime dipping sauce in the recipe below.
Air Fryer Cauliflower Bites FAQs
Can I make these without pork panko?
The pork panko provides a perfectly light exterior and crunch here. I recommend these as this is what I’ve used here. If you don’t eat pork, you can also try shredded coconut or crushing plantain chips into a very fine powder and coat your cauliflower in these after dipping it into the liquid mixture.
Are there any substitutions for the cassava flour?
I have not had success using any other flour so cannot recommend a substitute.
Can I make these without an air fryer?
I haven’t tried myself but suppose you could make these on the stovetop using some additional oil and frying until crispy on each side.
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