The Best Easy Baked Buffalo Cauliflower Bites (Vegan)

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This buffalo cauliflower recipe is a perfect appetizer, side dish or snack any time of the day, oops I actually paired it with rice and it’s also good. These easy baked buffalo cauliflower bites are a perfect treat for everyone especially if you are transitioning to a plant-based diet or vegan lifestyle.

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Turning plant-based is always a fun learning experience every time I’m in the kitchen discovering new spices and trying recipes.

This recipe is very doable and most I have in my pantry I just needed to buy the main ingredient which is cauliflower and the hot sauce that I use. I have Tabasco sauce but decided to use mainly Frank’s hot sauce as it is I guess the not-so-secret recipe to achieve this easy baked buffalo cauliflower bites. Let’s go straight with the recipe and later I will give some information about cauliflower.

Easy Baked Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

Ingredients

  • 1 head cauliflower (medium size)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour (125g) (you can also use gluten-free flour)
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup dairy-free milk of your choice ( I use soy milk) (240ml)
  • * For the sauce
  • 5-8 tbsp hot sauce (Frank’s hot sauce)
  • 2-4 tbsp vegan butter

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Easy Baked Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 450℉ or 232℃
  • Create batter in one bowl. Mix all-purpose flour, black pepper, garlic, onion, salt, and milk.
  • Wash and cut the cauliflower florets almost the same size as the chicken wings and dry.
  • Dip each floret in the batter until it’s fully covered. 
  • Prepare your baking tray. You can put a parchment paper.
  • Place the florets in the tray giving enough space from one another. Also, ensure to remove excess batter from the florets.
  • Bake for about 20 minutes ( do flipping in between )
  • While baking the cauliflower prepare the sauce and butter in a pan. Boil for a few minutes until butter is melted.
  • Once your baked cauliflower is ready remove from the oven. Brush florets with the sauce.
  • Bake again for another 20-25 minutes until it’s a little brown or reaches your desired texture. (you can flip again in between)
  • It is now ready to serve.
Ingredients easy baked buffalo cauliflower bites
Ingredients for Buffalo Cauliflower

Buffalo Cauliflower Dip

For the dip do check how I made my own vegan mayo and ranch. I tried using these 3 different dips and I really love how the mayo goes with these easy baked buffalo cauliflower bites.

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Notes

  • After dipping florets in batter, you can also roll them in bread crumbs for a crispier result although I have not tried this out yet. I will do next time and update this recipe.
  • If you deep the florets with the sauce it will soften baking them longer will help to make it crispier check if the stem or florets are already golden brown.
  • Mine has a little crisp and it’s still ok and yummy.
  • Feel free to use other spices of your choice.

Nutrition for Baked Cauliflower Bites

Estimated Servings: 3 persons | Calories 264 | Total Fat 4.6g | Saturated Fat 0.8g | Cholesterol 0mg | Sodium 800mg | Carbohydrates 44.5g | Protein 9.9g | Dietary Fiber 4.1g | Sugar 7.7g | Iron 4mg | Potassium 457mg

*The nutrition information is an estimate using an online nutrition calculator. Please consult a nutritionist for accurate and proper advice.

easy baked buffalo cauliflower bites

Easy baked buffalo cauliflower bites

A healthy appetizer and snack for everyone. These easy baked buffalo cauliflower bites are healthier and perfect treat.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 3
Calories 264 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 head cauliflower medium size
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour you can also use gluten-free flour (125g)
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup dairy-free milk of your choice I use soy milk (240ml)

Hot Sauce

  • 5-8 tbsp Frank's Hot sauce
  • 2-4 tbsp vegan butter

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 450℉ or 232℃
  • Create batter in one bowl. Mix all-purpose flour, black pepper, garlic, onion, salt, and milk.
  • Wash and cut the cauliflower florets almost the same size as the chicken wings and dry.
  • Dip each floret in the batter until it’s fully covered.
  • Prepare your baking tray. You can put a parchment paper.
  • Place the florets in the tray giving enough space from one another. Also, ensure to remove excess batter from the florets.
  • Bake for about 20 minutes ( do flipping in between )
  • While baking the cauliflower prepare the sauce and butter in a pan. Boil for a few minutes until butter is melted.
  • Once your baked cauliflower is ready remove from the oven. Brush florets with the sauce.
    Ingredients easy baked buffalo cauliflower bites
  • Bake again for another 20-25 minutes until it’s a little brown or reaches your desired texture. (you can flip again in between)
  • It is now ready to serve.
    easy baked buffalo cauliflower bites

Notes

  • After dipping florets in batter, you can also roll them in bread crumbs for a crispier result although I have not tried this out.
  • If you deep the florets with the hot sauce it will soften baking them longer will help to make it crispier check if the stem or florets are already golden brown.
  • Mine has a little crisp.
  • Feel free to use other spices of your choice.
 
Nutrition: Estimated Servings: 3 persons | Calories 264 | Total Fat 4.6g | Saturated Fat 0.8g | Cholesterol 0mg | Sodium 800mg | Carbohydrates 44.5g | Protein 9.9g | Dietary Fiber 4.1g | Sugar 7.7g | Iron 4mg | Potassium 457mg
 
 
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Benefits of Cauliflower

Cauliflower is a good vegetable pack with proteins, vitamins and minerals. It is a healthy vegetable having a bunch of florets connected to its core. The most common color is white although it has a variety of purple, orange and green all having the same taste.

  • Rich in vitamin C which acts as an anti oxidant.
  • Helps boost immune system.
  • It can help reduce some type of cancer.
  • It is rich in minerals such as iron, potassium and sodium.

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A hobbyist by heart. A plantbased runner who enjoys dairy-free baking. I like to run and write on the sideline and recently discovered my fondness of baking and making guilt-free desserts. Just like running I get the same relaxing feeling when I bake.

36 thoughts on “The Best Easy Baked Buffalo Cauliflower Bites (Vegan)

  1. These look amazing! I’m always looking for vegan recipes because some of my family and friends are vegans. I like hosting parties and want to make sure they have food to enjoy. I can’t wait to try these! Thanks

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