Crispy Baked Buffalo Cauliflower Bites: Spicy Crunch
If you’re looking for a delicious and spicy appetizer that’s perfect for game day or any gathering, these Crispy Baked Buffalo Cauliflower Bites are just what you need. They’re the ultimate combination of crispy, spicy, and utterly irresistible. These cauliflower bites are a fantastic vegetarian alternative to traditional buffalo wings, and even meat lovers won’t be able to resist their spicy charm.
- 1 head of cauliflower, cut into florets
- 1 cup of all-purpose flour
- 1 cup of milk (or plant-based milk for a vegan option)
- 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon of onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
- 1 cup of buffalo sauce
- 2 tablespoons of melted butter (or vegan butter)
- Preheat your oven to 450°F (230°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, milk, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, and black pepper until you have a smooth batter.
- Dip each cauliflower floret into the batter, making sure it’s well coated, then place it on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat for all the florets.
- Bake the cauliflower in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until they are golden brown and crispy.
- While the cauliflower is baking, mix the buffalo sauce and melted butter in a separate bowl.
- Once the cauliflower is done, remove it from the oven and drizzle the buffalo sauce mixture over the crispy florets.
- Place the cauliflower back in the oven for an additional 5-7 minutes to allow the sauce to caramelize.
- Remove from the oven, and let the cauliflower bites cool slightly before serving.
- Enjoy your Crispy Baked Buffalo Cauliflower Bites with a side of ranch dressing and celery sticks!
Total Time: 40 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
These Crispy Baked Buffalo Cauliflower Bites are a spicy and crunchy delight, perfect for snacking or as a party appetizer. They’re easy to make and will have everyone reaching for seconds!
Nutrition Information: (per serving) Calories: 240, Fat: 7g, Carbohydrates: 38g, Fiber: 4g, Protein: 7g
These cauliflower bites are a game-changer in the world of vegetarian appetizers. They capture the essence of classic buffalo wings with their spicy sauce and crispy texture, all while offering a healthier and meat-free option.
Whether you’re hosting a game day party, a potluck, or just craving a spicy snack, these Crispy Baked Buffalo Cauliflower Bites are sure to please. Serve them with a side of cool ranch dressing and some celery sticks to balance out the heat. Your guests won’t be able to resist the spicy crunch of these addictive bites. So, give them a try and watch them disappear from the plate in no time!