Recipe Directions

  • 1. Break up an entire head of cauliflower into florets. Your sizes will vary, but think popcorn sized. :) Place florets into a huge bowl.
  • 2. Place all remaining ingredients on top of the cauliflower florets and stir gently and for quite a while to ensure that all of the florets are coated with the craycray delicious flavours.
  • 3. Line two dehydrator trays with parchment paper. Gently place the coated florets onto the parchment-paper lined trays.
  • 4. Dehydrate for an hour on high (140 degrees F). Then lower the temperature to 110F for another 8-10 hours. Florets will crisp up and shrink about half in size.
  • 5. Eat immediately, preferably in front of the TV while watching a good movie!

The Rawtarian's Thoughts

By The Rawtarian

These are cauliflower cheesy popcorn craziness that explode in your mouth with fabulous popcorn and cheesy and buttery flavor.

If you're not sure how long to dehydrate these for, best to opt for "over-drying" versus "under-drying." They are more popcorn-like the drier they are. In this picture they still have some moisture left in them because I couldn't wait for them to finish before eating! I like it when they are super small and dried out best, though.

It's best to eat these immediately because they will lose their crispness quite quickly (because they will absorb the moisture in the air).

Re: measuring cauliflower, 4 cups of cauliflower is approximately 1 head of cauliflower. 

 PS: These also taste really good undehydrated, so feel free to make them and eat them totally raw (undehydrated). They taste different, but still good.

PPS: This recipe is dedicated to Gail B. who first introduced me to the idea of making cauliflower popcorn. Mwaw!

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Nutrition Facts

Nutritional score: 100 out of 100
  • This recipe is very low in Calories, Fat, and Carbohydrates.
  • This recipe provides you with 100% of your daily Vitamin C, Riboflavin, and Vitamin B6.
  • This recipe is a good source of Vitamin K.
  • This recipe is a noteworthy source of Protein, and Dietary Fiber.

Amounts per 228 g (8 oz) suggested serving

NameAmount% Daily
Calories 131 5 %
Protein 6 g 11 %
Fat 7 g 9 %
Carbohydrates 14 g 4 %
Dietary Fiber 5 g 17 %
Sugars 4 g
Calcium 58 mg 6 %
Iron 1.2 mg 9 %
Sodium 649 mg 28 %
Source: USDA, The Rawtarian

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I think I might have left mine dehydrating too long. It was a bunch of crumbs....tasty....but not much to bite on. Maybe I broke the florets into too small of pieces??

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Hmmm yes! But well done on being patient!!

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Its in the dehydrator! My cauliflower only made 2 cups, so its a small batch.

I omitted the onion powder since I hate onions and I used coconut oil instead of olive oil because I like the taste of it better.

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Can't wait to read how they turn out, Rhinda!

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I bought my cauliflower! Can't wait to try the recipe!

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Oooh, jealous! Can't wait to hear what you think about it :)

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These were AMAZING!!!' So yummy and good!!! I think I could have dehydrated them a little bit longer; they were not as crispy as I would have liked. But still a success! Thanks for a great recipe! :)

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Yup, Sara, I feel you. This is the hardest challenge ever. I have yet to really dehydrate them properly because I can never wait that long. "Bad, Laura-Jane, Bad!"

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Sam's Review

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The pictures are amazing looking, well done. I love anything that has a lot of nutritional yeast so this is a big winner. :), the caramel flavor sounds great too.

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Thanks Sam!

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A few comments:
1) To those of you who did not get crispy "popcorn", you are not dehydrating it long enough. You really have to let it go until it's crispy. That ususally is an overnight effort for me, but, I have an excalibur.
2) Try different spices, I just used the marinade that I use for eggplan bacon on the cauliflower and it was amazing. Like bacon bits!
3) I just made "caramel" corn last night:

Cut up the cauliflower into florets. Make a date paste from water and pitted dates, blend in a blender, add some sea salt to taste. You can add any flavoring you want; vanilla, maple etc.

Pour the "caramel" over the florets, mix them all up so they are covered. Dehydrate for several hours (It's taking much longer than my usual popcorn, 36 hours to achieve crispy caramel corn.

It's really good....really! Oh yeah, I added some nuts to the mix (prior to dehydrating) and made cracker jacks

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Gail, you are genius with the caramel popcorn!!!!!!!!!!

Great tips about dehydrating, I must admit I get so impatient that I don't let them dehydrate long enough either lol

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Sarah_BandB's Review

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Love it. I found mine didn't crisp up very much, but they were still tasty. I wonder if they would be better done on the 'holey' sheets. Definitely a 'do again' recipe.

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Hi! How long did you have them in your D? I find I never leave them in there for long enough because I get too impatient :)

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About nine hours? Perhaps I should have left them in longer but it would have been way too late to eat them. Next time I'll start them earlier!

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Aah, you did better than I normally do. :) Probably weren't likely to get too much crisper than that for length of time. Less oil might make them more likely to crisp up too.

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gloria's Review

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ten stars rating for this popcorn,it is awesome,i love love love popcorn but now i want this popcorn instead too good for words,this popcorn made it worth getting a dehy..thank you so much LJ

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So good, right??

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i am waiting for my orange rinds to come out of the dehyd and my popcorn is waiting to go in,i am such an impatient person so i find this new gadget very slow:)) i know its gonna be good because i have not made one recipe of yours that i didnt like,no that i didnt love, so i hate to have to wait till this gets done to try it..maybe i will just eat it like it is...LOL..just kidding..i will wait and then enjoy

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I feel your pain :). I have a family of 9 at home right now and just 1 dehydrator is NOT cutting the mustard! We are planning on getting another one and eventually i'd like 3 of them!

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Lol patience is a virtue! Yes, dehydrating is not exactly the speediest thing lol

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Hi There. I'm relatively new to your site and recipes. Loving it so far! I'm wondering though. I notice that you use (olive) oil in some of the recipes that are dehydrated. I'm wondering why. It seems to me that would lengthen the drying time and maybe even prevent complete dehydration because the oil can act as a moisture barrier to the moisture inside the food that is trying to escape. Have you tried those recipes with AND without oil? Why is using oil preferred? (So far I've only tried your Kale Chip recipe in the dehydrator, but look forward to trying more!)

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I find that some recipes that don't call for oil are missing "something". Oil is a flavor carrier as well as a calorie powerhouse. Our bodies react to fat / calorie rich food. So I did that even though I'm dehydrating something adding a little fat like olive oil or nuts makes the recipe whole.

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Thanks Ula. I know what you mean by that little "something!"

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Hi JoAnne, you are totally right that adding the oil will lengthen the dehydrating time. In some recipes though - complete dryness isn't the ideal texture, because sometimes some moistness in the recipe is nice. Great point though, and sometimes no oil is preferred depending on the recipe. Glad to have you here. Great question!

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