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Spicy buffalo cauliflower bites that are baked so that you can enjoy your game day event without sabotaging your goals. Also gluten-free! Serve with vegan ranch as an appetizer for your upcoming Superbowl or All Star Weekend party!
I am a huge sports fan. Basketball is my game but I have much respect for the sport of football as well. And thanks to my dad I am a little bias towards the Steelers. Like any good game day event, it’s not complete without some yummy finger food. Introducing vegan buffalo cauliflower bites.
I was very skeptical about eating buffalo cauliflower bites. Cauliflower NEVER appealed to me and so I did not think having it smothered in hot sauce would change my mind. But when I tried them I was shocked at how good they really taste. Vegan buffalo cauliflower bites DO NOT TASTE like buffalo chicken wings nor is that the intention. (I seen that funny meme going around on social media lol) Vegan buffalo cauliflower bites are a fun way to eat more vegetables in a tasty way!
Vegan Curve Building Ingredients
This the main start of the dish. Now any flour will do but I use chickpea flour for these vegan buffalo cauliflower bites because of it’s protein content. Chickpea flour is the flour every curvy vegan should have in their curvy vegan pantry. I wouldn’t recommend it for sweet bakery dishes, but for this it’s perfect. Chickpea flour has approximately 10 grams of protein per 1/2 cup.
It is a simple process. First mix flour with water to create a batter. Dip cauliflower pieces into batter and baked for 20 minutes. Once you pull out from the oven, spread butter and hot sauce mixture over baked breaded cauliflower and continue to bake until done. Take note that these bites do not hold very long so make sure you eat them while they are hot and fresh.
Get your favorite vegan ranch dressing, put on your Steelers Jersey and enjoy!
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Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Bites
- 3/4 cup water (more or less)
- 12 ounces pre cut packaged cauliflower
- 1 cup chickpea flour
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon Himalayan pink sea salt
- 4 tablespoons vegan butter
- 8 tablespoons hot sauce
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grab a pan and line with parchment paper (this makes for a quicker clean up and helps prevents sticking of the cauliflower). Set aside
- Mix flour,garlic powder, onion powder, and Himalayan pink salt together in a bowl large bowl. Mix together until batter is smooth. Pour water in slowly to get the right amount of thickness to the batter. You want it slightly runny but not to runny that it does not coat the cauliflower.
- Add your cauliflower to batter fully coating each floret. Do this for all your cauliflower pieces and spread onto the baking sheet. Bake in oven for 20 minutes until lightly browned. (see photo above)
- Once cauliflower is baked remove from oven but KEEP OVEN ON. Grab a small pot melt butter your vegan butter over medium high heat for a few seconds. Remove from heat and pour hot sauce into the pan until mixing with butter until fully combined.
- Pour hot sauce butter mixture over cauliflower (see photo above) or for a more even coat, brush each piece with hot sauce mixture. Make sure you fully use all the sauce.
- Put back in oven for about 10 more minutes until it starts to browned and sizzle (and smell good too!) . Remove baking sheet from oven and allow the cauliflower to cool for 5 to 10 minutes. Serve immediately with your favorite vegan ranch dressing!
- Calories 262
- Fat 14 g
- Carbohydrates 25 g
- Fiber 6 g
- Sugar 7 g
- Protein 10 g
- Chickpea flour has a more thicker coating that I like on top of the adding protein content. If you have no gluten allergies substitute with spelt flour instead (or any flour of your choice). Any flour will do. Spelt flour gives it a more crisper coating. I have tried this recipe with both flours and like them both.
- You can get creative with this adding breadcrumbs or no breading at all. I seen some even add cornflakes as a breading.
- Try this with barbecue sauce.
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