Years ago, I stopped eating meat due to digestive issues, which is one of the reasons I started this blog… to create and share healthy, flavorful meat-free recipes! Over time, I discovered many great alternatives out there: black beans, chickpeas, lentils, marinated tofu, and even… cauliflower! After a while, it became a fun challenge to concoct creative recipes with unique ingredients.
I have to admit, there are a few things I miss, one of them being buffalo wings. I don’t think it was the chicken that I missed… more so the buffalo sauce, since I love spicy food.
I made buffalo cauliflower for the first time this week, and it was absolute heaven!
I used Earth Balance dairy-free butter (it was the only butter I had at the time), and it worked perfectly fine. If you’re on a vegan diet, any vegan butter will do. And you can pair it with a side of vegan blue cheese or ranch dressing. (If not, regular butter and dressing works too.)
For the hot sauce, I used Frank’s Red Hot, and it was the perfect amount of spice. You can also use any flour of your choosing.
Also, make sure to eat it fresh out of the oven! I attempted leftovers the next day, but it becomes a bit soggy once refrigerated.
|Spicy Buffalo Cauliflower Bites|| || |
- 1 head of cauliflower, chopped
- ½ cup whole wheat or gluten-free flour
- ½ cup hot sauce
- 1 tbsp butter or Earth Balance dairy-free butter, melted
- ½ cup water
- Sea salt and garlic powder, to taste
- Preheat oven to 425°F.
- Chop cauliflower head into 2-3 inch chunks.
- Mix flour, sea salt, garlic powder and water together in a large bowl.
- Toss cauliflower chunks in the flour mix, making sure all chunks are coated.
- Place cauliflower on a baking sheet and roast in the oven for 15-20 minutes.
- In a separate bowl, melt the butter, then stir together with hot sauce.
- Remove cauliflower from oven and coat all pieces in hot sauce.
- Place cauliflower back in the oven and roast for an additional 20-25 minutes.
- Serve with a side of your favorite blue cheese or ranch dressing.
Loved it! Easy & yummy!
I made this recipe the other night and loved it! My cauliflower was kind of mushy though, but it quite possibly has to do with the temperature on my oven (it’s being very temperamental as it’s very old). I will be making it again. Love that Frank’s is vegan!! Thanks for the recipe!
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F@ck yeah – DELICIOUS! Added nutritional yeast, chipotle powder, onion powder, and black pepper to the flour mixture. Hubby loved it. We ate a whole head of cauliflower. I don’t think we’ve ever eaten more than 1/4 cauliflower at a time. Mmmm. Thanks for the quick and easy recipe… too bad it takes 40 minutes to cook. :0)
Very tasty, easy to make…
Can you use frozen cauliflower? The grocery store was out of fresh
I haven’t tried it but I don’t think so, I think it might come out soggy
I have before and it turns out fine just let it defrost and drain the liquid.
I made this recipe today. It was soooo good! I used regular butter in instead of the vegan butter. Mine came out a little soggy as well, however, the flavor was still there. Great recipe!
Oh my goodness…this looks so scrumptious!! I can’t wait to try it out!!! Thanks for the recipe!
What kind of hot sauce do y’all use?
I used Frank’s Red Hot.
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I would like to share that I was told to cook the cauliflower 30 minutes remove from oven turn over and cook for another 30 minutes, the cauliflower will get crispy and take on the texture of chicken. Next remove and dip in buffalo sauce and return to oven for 15 minutes. Maybe this will solve the soggy issues.
Would you recommend using coconut flour or almond flour instead of whole wheat flour?
You can but coconut flour absorbs more water than wheat flour so you may want to use less than the suggested amount.
Looks delicious! When I try to print it using the print button, however, the printable version with my printer information comes up but then immediately disappears and will not allow me to print the printable version! Help, please. I’d love to add this one to a notebook that I have started.
Why in the recipe does it say water?
Because you mix the flour with water.
I was skeptical at first as cauliflower and I don’t always have the best results but this was easy and so delicious… And a great substitute for the unhealthy chicken wings!!
Can you use regular white all purpose flour?
Yes you can.
Delicious! My cauliflower was very big so I only used half. I cooked 20 mins on one side, flipped and cooked another 10. Then I stirred the florets into the hot sauce and cooked another 20 minutes. Loved it!
I think my batter was too thick so it didn’t cost very well and they are soggy:( Flavor is good but need to figure out how to crispy them up!
i just added more water and it made the batter less thick!!
Can you use almond flour, and if so, would you use the same amount?
Yes and yes.