Cauliflower Poppers (Fabulous Air-Fried Recipe)

Cauliflower Poppers (Fabulous Air-Fried Recipe)



If you don’t have an air-fryer, this recipe is worth getting one for! (This is the one I got last February for my birthday. I absolutely I love it, use it all the time, and am so grateful to have it.)

These cauliflower chunks are crispy, buttery, and seasoned perfectly. They are easy, quick, and incredibly delicious.

I suppose restaurants would serve these with dip, so if that is your thing, have at it. I think they are perfect just as they are.

Any chili powder would work fine, but I’ve been making these with this homemade cajun chili powder found here on the blog.

Air Fryer Cauliflower Recipe

4 cups cauliflower florets
2 Tablespoons ghee, melted


2 Tablespoons nutritional yeast
1 Tablespoon arrowroot powder
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon sea salt

Mix the seasonings in a small bowl.

Melt the ghee, and it add to the cauliflower. Toss to coat.

Add the seasonings to the cauliflower. Toss to coat.

Place the coated cauliflower in the air-frier with space between the pieces.

Cook in your air fryer on 375ºF for 15 minutes if they are large florets, 10 minutes if they are small.

Serve hot and enjoy!

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  1. John gregory 4 years ago

    What happened to LARD?

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      Polly Castor 4 years ago

      Blech! I’m a vegetarian!!

  2. Deborah 4 years ago

    Would my fan oven work as well?

    • Author
      Polly Castor 4 years ago

      Give it a try! Might take longer is all.

  3. Mary Jo Beebe 4 years ago

    Polly, I have a toaster oven I love. I would like to purchase an air fryer . My kitchen counter space is too small for both, so your Cuisinart combo sounds good. Some of the reviewers seem confused about temperatures to use. Question, do you, as a couple reviewers do, use a lower temp for the air fryer mode and maybe for other modes as well? One of the reviewers says the air fryer is convection so you would need a lower temperature than recipes suggest. Also, I hope if I purchase this, that clicking on your link above to purchase will mean you get a commission or credit of some sort.

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      Polly Castor 4 years ago

      Yes, I use a slightly lower temp, but once you have experimented the temp/timing ratio is just something to feel though. My recipes, are for this air-fryer, though! And if you buy it from the link, I do get about one percent back, although I’d rather you get it from a small local retailer for I’m not a fan of Amazon monopolizing everything. (I mostly link to Amazon to be clear about items I know someone will ask me about. I do not consider myself promoting them!) We bought our air-fryer at Costco, but I’m not sure they carry that model still. I like this air-fryer better than those with a drawer, because I can lay things out individually better. Also, please know we thought this would replace our upright toaster, but we haven’t found the sweet spot for making toast in it. We don’t make toast very often, but what we did make in this was dried out. However, as an air-fryer, I use it multiple times a day and it fully deserves the space on my counter it takes up. Does that help?

  4. Virginia Early 2 years ago

    Can’t wait to make these!


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