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Hot Maple Parmesan Cauliflower Steaks {Vegan, GF}

Hot Maple Parmesan Cauliflower Steaks are so easy to make but still have all the tasty flavor that will make these an everyday anytime favorite. These are ready in about a half hour and are delicious served over some creamy lemony hummus.

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I make these as a hearty side dish or co-main. They go really well a dinner sized salad or a tofu dish.

Why You’ll Love These Cauliflower Steaks

The biggest selling point of these cauliflower steaks is the totally delicious flavor. They’re sweet and spicy and soft and delicious with slightly crunchy spots. These have all the flavors and textures going for them.

Hot Maple Parmesan Cauliflower Steaks Vegan Gluten Free Easy Recipe

Sweet, tangy maple syrup mingling with that savory cauliflower goodness. It’s like a taste bud tango! Then there’s the texture: crispy on the outside, tender on the inside. This recipe is definitely a keeper. Plus, there’s something so comforting about warm maple glaze enveloping each bite, like a cozy hug. So, if you’re up for a flavor adventure that’s both comforting and exciting, these cauliflower steaks are an absolute must-try! Trust me, you won’t be disappointed.

Hot Maple Parmesan Cauliflower Steaks Vegan Gluten Free Easy Recipe


Cauliflower is a favorite healthy food ingredient but it turns into something special here.

Maple Syrup is sweet and delicious here and tempers the spice.

Vegan Parmesan which can be easily made using this simple Vegan Parmesan recipe.

Cayenne Pepper is a fiery spice with a vibrant red hue, renowned for its intense heat and distinctive flavor profile in culinary creations.

How to Make Hot Maple Parmesan Cauliflower Steaks Vegan Style

These cauliflower steaks are as easy as brushing with the sweet and spicy mix. Then thirty minutes or so in the oven and they’re done.

Hot Maple Parmesan Cauliflower Steaks Vegan Gluten Free Easy Recipe

Tips and Tricks

Vegan Parmesan is delicious and it’s so easy to make your own. Try my Vegan Parmesan recipe HERE. It’s great to have on hand for recipes like this one or for sprinkling on vegetables, spaghetti, popcorn, pizza, etc.

Substitutions: As in most recipes, if you don’t have some ingredients they can be easily substituted. The cauliflower is kind of a deal breaker but everything else is up for interpretation.

Maple Syrup: It’s true that maple syrup has a pretty distinct flavor but if being out of it will stop you from making these feel free to use something else sweet. Simple syrup, brown rice syrup, or brown sugar whisked into a bit of water.

Serve with Easy Lemon Hummus

These cauliflower steaks are even more delicious served on a plate of Easy Lemon Hummus. Hot maple cauliflower steaks also pair well with a variety of sides. Consider serving them with roasted vegetables like carrots, Brussels sprouts, or sweet potatoes. A simple green salad or quinoa pilaf would also complement the flavors nicely.

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The Hot Maple Parmesan Cauliflower Steaks RECIPE

Yield: 2 servings

Hot Maple Parmesan Steaks {Vegan, GF}

Hot Maple Parmesan Cauliflower Steaks Vegan Gluten Free Easy Recipe

Savor the savory-sweet blend of hot maple parmesan steaks. Brush steaks with spicy maple syrup, sprinkle with parmesan, and broil until golden. A tantalizing twist on classic steak night!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 1 head cauliflower, sliced into 1 in steaks
  • 1/3 cup vegan parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper (or to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (or to taste)
  • a light spray of oil
  • 1 batch of easy lemon hummus


  1. Make a batch of Vegan Parmesan Cheese Recipe (or use store-bought)
  2. Wash the cauliflower and slice it into one-inch steaks.
  3. Sprinkle a generous layer of vegan parmesan cheese on a parchment-lined baking sheet and place the cauliflower steaks on top.
  4. Stir the maple syrup and cayenne pepper together to make a hot maple mixture.
  5. Pour the hot maple syrup mix evenly over the steaks and sprinkle more vegan parmesan cheese. on top.
  6. Spray the tops of the steaks with a very light and gentle coat of oil, if desired. This step is optional and can be omitted.
  7. Bake for 30 minutes at 375 degrees F or until the steaks are softened and lightly brown.
  8. Serve over a batch of Easy Lemon Hummus or your favorite hummus. A base of unsweetened unflavored vegan yogurt might be tasty as well.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 295Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 545mgCarbohydrates: 55gFiber: 9gSugar: 38gProtein: 41g
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Enjoy hot maple cauliflower steaks: roasted cauliflower brushed with maple syrup, sprinkled with spices, and baked until caramelized. A sweet and savory veggie delight!
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