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These vegan buffalo cauliflower bites are easy to make and packed with awesome flavor! They’re great for a quick snack or a crowd-pleasing appetizer on gameday.

Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

Does anyone else feel like cauliflower is the superhero of foods? It can be used in SO many different recipes!

Craving pizza? Use it to make a healthier crust topped with your favorite sauce and vegan cheese. Want mashed potatoes without the starch? Cauliflower, to the rescue. How about wings on game day? Vegan buffalo cauliflower bites are just what you need!

This delicious finger-food is one of my favorites for a quick snack or appetizer. Just toss cauliflower in a gluten-free batter, oven-roast to crispy perfection, and toss in buffalo sauce to lock in that flavor.

It’s the kind of crowd-pleasing recipe that will be devoured by everyone, regardless of whether they follow a plant-based diet. Seriously, they’re that good!

So whether you’re looking for a quick snack that’s sure to hit the spot, or you’re searching for appetizers that everyone will love, give these vegan buffalo cauliflower bites a try. They won’t disappoint!

Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

What To Serve With Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

If you know me, you know how much I love avocado. From cutting big slices for a salad to smashing it up for guacamole, I can never get enough.

So it’s probably no surprise that I love serving my cauliflower bites with some guacamole for dipping. The cool, creamy avocado balances the kick of the buffalo sauce PERFECTLY.

I like to make my one-minute Keto guacamole with a vegan sour cream (or coconut milk). But if you have a guacamole recipe you like, feel free to use that.

I also recommend serving buffalo cauliflower bites with some extra celery on the side, just in case the heat is too much for anyone. Plus, who doesn’t love cool celery with hot and crispy finger foods?

Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

Do I Have To Use Buffalo Sauce For This Recipe?

Did you know that buffalo sauce gets its name from Buffalo, New York? So rest easy — no buffalos were harmed in the making of this recipe.

However, if buffalo sauce just isn’t your thing, that’s quite alright! You can easily substitute your favorite hot sauce in its place.

Looking for a completely different flavor profile? Feel free to have some fun creating your own sauce!

For a sweet Asian-inspired flavor, try mixing together some chili garlic sauce, soy sauce (or coconut aminos), ginger, and vegan honey. Top with sesame seeds and chopped scallions to serve.

Want to add a little tang? Try mixing up balsamic vinegar, soy sauce (or coconut aminos), fresh garlic, and maple syrup for a delicious burst of flavor.

Love barbeque sauce? My Keto BBQ sauce recipe is smoky, tangy, with a little zing and a subtle sweetness! It would be great for coating cauliflower bites.

When it comes to vegan cauliflower bites, there’s no shortage of combinations to try. So go ahead and get creative!

Can I Store Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Bites?

You bet! Any leftover bites can be placed in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to five days.

When it comes to reheating your bites, I do NOT recommend using the microwave. This will make them super soggy, which we don’t want.

Instead, I think the best way to reheat them is the same way that we cooked them. Just pop your buffalo bites back in the oven at 425 degrees until they’re hot and crispy, then enjoy!

How To Make Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.

Add the almond milk, water, flour, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, and salt and pepper to a large mixing bowl. Whisk to combine well. Add more water as needed until the mixture resembles a thick pancake batter.

Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

Toss the cauliflower florets in the batter mixture until well-coated, then transfer to the prepared baking sheet.

Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

Bake for 15- 20 minutes.

Add the hot sauce and butter spread to a saucepan. Heat on the stove until the spread is melted.

Add the cauliflower to a large mixing bowl, then pour the sauce on top and toss to combine.

Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

Return the cauliflower to the baking sheet. Bake for another 15-20 minutes until done to your liking. Serve with guacamole for dipping if desired.

Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

Other Vegan Recipes That You Might Like

Vegan Thai Curry

Roasted Cauliflower

Cashew Mac and Cheese

Vegan Pasta with Browned Butter Sage Sauce

4 Bean Salad

Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Bites (Gluten Free)

Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Bites
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 cups larger cauliflower florets
  • ½ cup almond milk
  • ¼ cup water, plus more as needed
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ⅔ cup gluten free flour
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ cup gluten free wing sauce, or hot sauce of your choosing
  • 2 tablespoons vegan butter spread (or regular if you aren't vegan)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
  2. Add the almond milk, water, flour, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, and salt and pepper to a large mixing bowl. Whisk to combine well. Add more water as needed until the mixture resembles a thick pancake batter.
  3. Toss the cauliflower florets in the batter mixture until well-coated, then transfer to the prepared baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 15- 20 minutes.
  5. Add the hot sauce and butter spread to a saucepan. Heat on the stove until the spread is melted.
  6. Add the cauliflower to a large mixing bowl, then pour the sauce on top and toss to combine.
  7. Return the cauliflower to the baking sheet. Bake for another 15-20 minutes until done to your liking. Serve with guacamole for dipping if desired.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

5

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 203Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 303mgCarbohydrates: 19gNet Carbohydrates: 16gFiber: 3gSugar: 3gProtein: 4g

Nutrition is calculated using a third party plug-in. It is best to always validate!

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