Bang Bang Broccoli Recipe | Breakfast Care

Bang Bang Broccoli is an Asian inspired fried broccoli, coated in panko and drizzled with a sweet and spicy bang bang sauce. 

  • 1 lb. broccoli, chopped into florets
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon chili paste 
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch 
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice or apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder 
  • 1 cup crispy phanko breadcrumbs seasoned with salt pepper, onion powder & garlic powder 
For Sauce:
  • 1/2 cup vegan mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup chili paste
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup or agave nectar


To Make Dip:
In a bowl, mix all the sauce ingredients.
It should be liquid-y.Set aside.

To Make Bang Bang Broccoli:
  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F/230 degrees C.
  • Line a baking sheet with a silicone baking sheet or greased foil.
  • Using a knife, remove florets from the broccoli.
  • In a bowl, mix the flour, chilli paste, cornstarch, milk, sea salt, ground black pepper, garlic powder and onion powder.
  • Stir to combine - the batter should be like a sticky tempura batter.
  • In a separate bowl, place the breadcrumbs.
  • Line it up beside the batter bowl. 
  • Toss the broccoli in the batter mixture well.
  • Transfer them to the phanko breadcrumbs to coat completely, then place onto the baking sheet, giving each floret enough space.
  • Bake for 15 minutes.
  • Remove from oven.
  • Toss the battered baked broccoli in the sauce.
  • Using tongs or a spoon, remove and place back on the baking sheet.
  • Bake for another 1-2 minutes for the sauce to soak into the wings.
  • Remove from oven, top with sesame seeds.
  • Serve immediately.
  • Enjoy!

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