Cauliflower Crumble

The classic cauliflower crumble just got a healthy makeover with our vegan and low-fat recipe. You won't need any cheese or butter, but you'll still get that crunchy topping and creamy heart you love.

Cauliflower Crumble (Vegan, Low-Fat)


Nutrition per serving
Net Carbs33.1 g12%
of which Sugars5.3 g5.9%
Fibers7.9 g28.1%
Fats12 g18.4%
of which Saturates2.2 g11%
of which Omega 30.2 g14.4%
Proteins10 g21.7%
Calcium103 mg10.3%
Vitamin A26 mcg3.8%
Vitamin C85 mg113%
Iron2.8 mg19.1%
Potassium953 mg27.2%
Sodium68 mg3%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
Kcal280 14%
Macro split
  • net carbs 53%
  • sugars 8%
  • fats 19%
  • saturates 3%
  • proteins 16%
  • fibers 12%
*RDA based on a 2000 kcal diet;
**Nutritional data sources: USDA, food labels.
280 per serving

If you're looking for a new and exciting way to prepare cauliflower, we have the perfect recipe for you: cauliflower crumble. It's a wonderful casserole dish with a creamy heart and crunchy topping, perfect for the whole family.

Our cauliflower crumble is inspired by the classic British recipe but with a vegan and low-fat spin. Although you might have heard or tried the sweet and fruity version of the crumble, veggie-based crumbles are a thing here in the UK. And they're absolutely delicious!

Fruit crumbles and veggie crumbles have the same concept: a soft stewed filling and a crunchy crust. In our recipe, we opted for crunchy cauliflower florets, but many vegetable crumbles often use root veggies instead.

We glazed our cauliflowers with a wonderful white sauce. It's a cross between melted cheese and bechamel, but it's 100% dairy-free and vegan, made with a secret ingredient (that's actually super easy to find!).

But what makes a crumble a crumble is the crust, glorious crust. It consists of butter and flour, rubbed together into a sandy and crumbly dough. Savoury crumbles usually include grated cheese, but we opted for a vegan, no-cheese, and low-fat alternative that combines nutritional yeast with crunchy nuts and olive oil.

Great as a side dish or a main, this cauliflower crumble is full of flavour and texture, so tasty we're sure you'll come back for more. So, are you ready to turn that humble cauliflower into a mouthwatering dish? Let's get started!


Measuring System
Wholemeal Flour80 g
Extra Virgin Olive Oil50 mL
Porridge Oats25 g
Nutritional Yeast2 tbsp
Cashew Nuts40 g
Potatoes500 g
Oat Milk250 mL
Bouillon Powderrecipe1 tbsp
Cauliflower Florets850 g

Step 1

If you're using a whole cauliflower head, then halve it, pull the florets, and trim off the hard stems.

Line a baking tray with parchment paper, add the cauliflower florets and season them with salt, pepper, and a drizzle of olive oil.

Then, roast them at 180°C (355°F) for 20 minutes.

roasted cauliflower florets

Step 2

Meanwhile, add peeled and diced potatoes to a pot of boiling water and cook them for 15 minutes until soft (1).

Then, blitz them with oat milk and bouillon powder into a smooth sauce (2).

If you don't have bouillon powder, check our tips below for substitutions.

Once ready, taste the potato sauce and season it with salt to taste.

boiled potatoes in a pot
potato sauce with oat milk and bouillon powder

Step 3

Using your fingertips, rub together the flour and oil for the crumble.

Once it comes together as a breadcrumbs-like mix, add in a good pinch of salt, oats, nutritional yeast, and chopped nuts.

Now give everything a good mix. If you feel the crumble is too dry, add in a little more oil and give it another rub.

crumble mix with flour oats and nuts

Step 4

To assemble the cauliflower crumble, add roasted cauliflower florets to a baking dish, laying them flat.

Then, pour the sauce over the cauliflowers, making sure they're all covered (1).

Finally, sprinkle over the prepared crumble mix without pushing it down into the sauce (2).

cauliflowers in a baking dish with white sauce
cauliflower crumble in baking dish

Step 5

Bake the cauliflower crumble at 190°C (375°F) for 30-35 minutes until the crumble is golden and crusty.

Garnish with fresh parsley if you like, and enjoy your vegan cauliflower crumble while still warm.

oven baked cauliflower crumble


  • You can add 1-2 tablespoons of mixed seeds (like chia, sesame, poppy, or sunflower seeds) to crumble for extra flavour and crunch.

    Or top it with our baked plantain croutons for an exotic finish.

  • If you don't have bouillon powder, you can use a crumbled bouillon cube or a homemade mix of nutritional yeast, garlic powder/minced garlic, and nutmeg.