There’s a vegetarian restaurant here in Charlotte called Fern that makes ah-maze-ing buffalo cauliflower. Every time I go there, I have to order it, they are just mouthwateringly good. I love re-creating my favorite restaurant foods at home so I asked my team if they were up to the challenge and that’s how these homemade Buffalo Cauliflower Bites were born… We tested and tested, and finally came up with something very close! These make a great alternative to buffalo chicken wings, and I think you’ll be surprised at how hearty and delicious cauliflower can taste. Unlike buffalo wings that are almost always from factory farm chicken and packed with artificial ingredients, these are actually HEALTHY and packed with fiber and nutrients… yeah! Eat a few of these and you’ll instantly zap away cravings for processed junk food filled with MSG and added sugar. This recipe (of course!) has no MSG and is free of junky ingredients.
Let me show you how easy these Buffalo Cauliflower Bites are to make!
Start by preheating your oven to 425 degrees and chopping up one head of cauliflower into florets. You don’t want the florets to be too small, just good bite-sized pieces. Wash the florets well in filtered water.
In a large bowl, stir together half a cup of almond flour, 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder, and a pinch of sea salt and pepper. Whisk in half a cup (plus two tablespoons) of either almond milk or water, and a dash of hot sauce. Mix well…
Add the cauliflower florets to the bowl and dredge them in the almond flour mix until they are really well coated…
Grease a baking sheet lightly with coconut or avocado oil and spread the cauliflower out onto the pan. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes.
Now is a good time to mix up the buffalo sauce. Whisk together 1/4 cup of hot sauce, a couple tablespoons of white vinegar and a pinch of paprika.
To make the yogurt dill topping, just mix half a cup of plain yogurt with one tablespoon of fresh dill and lemon juice. You can also use yogurt made from coconut or almond milk to keep it vegan! Stir in a pinch of salt and pepper.
Dice up some crunchy toppings too – I like carrots, celery, and some fresh parsley…
After they’ve cooked for 15 minutes, pull the pan out of the oven and pour that buffalo sauce all over the cauliflower. Give it a good toss, so it is evenly covered in the sauce. Put it back in the oven to bake for 5 minutes…
Your house should be smelling really good right about now! Pull the buffalo cauliflower out of the oven and carefully place them on a large plate or platter. Drizzle the yogurt dill sauce over the cauliflower and sprinkle with your toppings. Dig in… Yum!
- 1 head cauliflower, chopped into florets
- ½ cup almond flour
- ½ cup + 2 tablespoons almond milk or water
- ½ teaspoon hot sauce
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- Pinch sea salt and pepper
- ¼ cup hot sauce
- 2 tablespoons white vinegar
- 1 teaspoon horseradish or more (optional - this will give it a kick!)
- Pinch paprika
- 1 carrot, diced
- 1 celery stalk, diced
- 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
- ½ cup plain yogurt
- 1 tablespoon fresh dill
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- Pinch salt and pepper
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
- Place the almond flour, milk or water, hot sauce, garlic and salt and pepper in a bowl. Whisk to combine.
- Dredge the cauliflower in the flour mix until well coated. Place on a greased baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes.
- While the cauliflower is baking, make the hot sauce. Place all of the ingredients in a bowl and whisk to combine.
- When done, pour the hot sauce evenly over the cauliflower while still on the baking sheet. Toss to combine and place back in the oven for 5 minutes.
- If making the yogurt dill sauce, place all of the ingredients in a bowl and mix to combine.
- To serve, place the cauliflower bites on a plate and top with the yogurt dill sauce and chopped carrot, celery and parsley. Enjoy!
These are the perfect healthy party food!
Serve these Buffalo Cauliflower Bites next time you are having a party or watching a big game, they’d be great for all the big games coming up! For more healthy, organic, and non-GMO party food recipes, check out my favorite party recipes here.
If you know anyone who loves buffalo wings, please share this recipe with them and let them know about this much healthier alternative!