Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Cinnamon Roasted Cauliflower Recipe

While flipping through Great Gluten-Free Vegan Eats I came across this recipe. What caught my attention was the cinnamon. I had never thought to put cinnamon on a vegetable. I had to try it.

Cinnamon Roasted Cauliflower
Excerpted from Great Gluten-Free Vegan Eats

Cinnamon Roasted Cauliflower Recipe

Ingredients

1 medium-sized head of cauliflower (about 2 lbs or 910 g)
3 tablespoons (45 ml) olive oil, divided
3 tablespoons (27 g) cornmeal
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon sea salt, or to taste

Preheat the oven to 400ºF (200ºC, or gas mark 6).

Cut the cauliflower into bite-size pieces (about 1 inch or 2.5 cm across). Discard the tough core. Place the cauliflower florets in a large bowl and coat evenly with 2 tablespoons (30 ml) of the olive oil.

Cinnamon and cauliflower

In a small bowl, sift together the cornmeal, cinnamon, and sea salt. Sprinkle evenly onto cauliflower and toss with your hands until each floret is well coated. Add a touch more cornmeal if needed to evenly cover.

Transfer the cauliflower to an ungreased baking sheet (flat sides down), discarding any excess cornmeal. Drizzle lightly with the remaining 1 tablespoon (15 ml) olive oil.

Making cinnamon roasted cauliflower

Bake for about 40 minutes without flipping or until the cauliflower is crispy and browned on the edges and bottoms.

Gently transfer the cauliflower to a plate with a flat metal spatula. Serve immediately.

Delicious cinnamon roasted cauliflower

Yield: 8 servings

This recipe is an easy and yummy way to spice up your cauliflower. The flavors really enhanced the cauliflower and gave this side dish a great taste I'm still raving about!

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