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Buffalo Cauliflower Bites Are the Perfect Vegggie Snack

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Ah...Buffalo wings! Is there anything better? Well if you don’t eat meat you’ll never know, luckily with the help of cauliflower your options just got a little bigger.

These crunchy cauliflower wings will blow your proverbial mind. They have the spiciness but also have the added bonus of vitamin enriched cauliflower! Great for meat eaters and non meat eaters alike!  

Even if you are not a vegetarian these crunchy little vegetable bits are the perfect little pre-dinner appetizer or a mid afternoon snack on the go. Super easy to make and little to no mess to clean up after! Definitely a healthier alternative to deep fried wings I might add.

Want some more vegetarian ideas? Check out:

Fruit Spring Rolls

Apple Provolone Mac & Cheese

Vegetarian Italian Stir Fry

Want to try these little tasty treats out? Start by preheating your oven to 450 degrees. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper. To make the batter, mix all the ingredients, except for butter and hot sauce, in a large mixing bowl. The batter should be thin enough that it runs off the cauliflower.

To dredge, dip each floret into the batter, coating evenly. Shake off the excess batter on the side of the bowl.

Bake 25 minutes, or until golden brown. While the florets are baking, in a small pot over low heat, melt the butter and stir in the hot sauce, bringing to a simmer before removing from the heat.

Put the baked florets into a large mixing bowl, then toss with hot sauce mixture to evenly coat.

Place back on the baking sheet, then bake again another 25 minutes.

Serve up hot and enjoy! These pair great with a side of ranch or blue cheese dressing for dipping.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 head of cauliflower, cut into small bite-sized pieces
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup Frank’s red hot sauce

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. To make the batter, mix all the ingredients, except for butter and hot sauce, in a large mixing bowl. The batter should be thin enough that it runs off the cauliflower.
  3. To dredge, dip each floret into the batter, coating evenly. Shake off the excess batter on the side of the bowl.
  4. Place battered florets in one even layer on the prepared baking sheet. Bake 25 minutes, or until golden brown.
  5. While the florets are baking, in a small pot over low heat, melt the butter and stir in the hot sauce, bringing to a simmer before removing from the heat.
  6. Put the baked florets into a large mixing bowl, then toss with hot sauce mixture to evenly coat. Place back on the baking sheet, then bake again another 25 minutes.