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Cauliflower Popcorn

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Cauliflower Popcorn

This Cauliflower Popcorn is simple to make and will satisfy your popcorn cravings. Transform cauliflower into low carb popcorn with just a few ingredients! 

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I’ve always wanted to try to make this recipe when I started seeing it pop up on other blogs. I researched dozens of cauliflower popcorn recipes to come up with my own. 

Basically, you cut the cauliflower into tiny pieces, put oil on them and bake. 

I really enjoyed the results of my experiment. This recipe does kinda taste like popcorn but… you must eat it warm because if you eat it cold, it tastes soggy and nothing like popcorn.

Will this make a permanent place in my heart? Sadly no. 

Kale chips are still holding the number one spot for snacks with chocolate bark coming in second. 

I would encourage you to try this as something beyond a snack like using it also as a side dish for dinner.

I have more gluten free snack ideas if you need them.

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Ingredients for this recipe

Use these simple ingredients to make keto popcorn.

How to Make Cauliflower Popcorn

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.

Toss the cut up cauliflower in olive oil.

Sprinkle salt all over the cauliflower. Spread on a baking sheet with parchment paper. Bake for 30 minutes, flipping the cauliflower at least twice. The cauliflower will burn slightly.

Take out of the oven and sprinkle onion powder and chives over all the pieces or your preferred popcorn flavoring.

Can I use frozen cauliflower to make cauliflower popcorn?

I would suggest you do NOT use frozen cauliflower because the recipe will be soggier. If you need a more convenient solution buy prechopped cauliflower that is still fresh.

Can I use regular popcorn seasoning to make cauliflower popcorn?

Yes, of course! Skip the onion powder and chives I suggested and use your favorite seasoning like cheddar, sour cream and onion, etc. Make sure you sprinkle it on the cauliflower popcorn after it has finished roasting.

Can I make this recipe ahead of time?

Yes, just reheat it in the oven! The cauliflower popcorn might not be as crispy as the first time but you could make a huge batch and store it in the fridge and reheat what you want to eat.

Try these homemade seasonings for your popcorn

If you love snacks, here are more Paleo desserts and Paleo snacks! Make sure to check out my huge collection of gluten free dinner recipes.

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Cauliflower Popcorn Recipe

Yield: 1

Cauliflower Popcorn

Cauliflower popcorn on a white background.

This Cauliflower Popcorn is simple to make and will satisfy your popcorn cravings. Transform cauliflower into low carb popcorn with just a few ingredients! 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 head of cauliflower, diced small like popcorn
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • sea salt, sprinkle as much as you like. I like my popcorn salty
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried chives

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. Toss the cut up cauliflower in olive oil.
  3. Sprinkle salt all over the cauliflower. Spread on a baking sheet with parchment paper. Bake for 30 minutes, flipping the cauliflower at least twice. The cauliflower will burn slightly.
  4. Take out of the oven and sprinkle onion powder and chives over all the pieces or your preferred popcorn flavouring.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Serving Size:

1 Servings

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 634Total Fat: 61gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 50gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 746mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 8gSugar: 6gProtein: 6g

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Carol Lovett is the founder of Ditch the Wheat and a Globe and Mail bestselling author of the cookbook, Ditch the Wheat. She has been eating gluten free since 2010. She loves all things food, natural living, and spiritual. She's also a reiki master and crystal healer.

Gluten Free Resources

Do you need help with gluten free meals?
I recommend this meal-planning app. It makes cooking gluten free dinners extremely easy and family-friendly.
What gluten free snacks can I eat?
Lots! I have a ton of practical gluten free snack recipes in my cookbook.
How can I eat dessert on a gluten free diet?
You can 100% eat dessert while eating gluten free. Try my dessert cookbook for easy gluten free dessert recipes.
How do I know what is gluten free and what isn’t?
I have a whole section is it gluten free?
How do I make substitutions?
If you need substitution advice I created a ton of resources here.

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4 Comments

  1. I love roasted cauliflower! I think Cauliflower Popcorn is a much more whimsical and delicious-sounding name, though, so now I will refer to it as such. And congrats on making cauliflower popcorn look so pretty!

    1. Thanks! I’m slowly getting into roasted vegetables. I usually saute them.

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