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Buffalo Cauliflower Wings

These Buffalo Cauliflower Bites are a perfect substitutions to chicken wings, making them a delicious vegetarian appetizer.
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Course: Appetizer
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 119kcal
Author: Mariam E.

Ingredients

  • 2 cauliflowers
  • Celery Sticks optional
  • Olive oil spray

BATTER:

  • 2 tbsps. corn starch
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 tbsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt

SAUCE:

  • 3/4 cup buffalo wing sauce I used Sweet Baby Ray
  • 3 tbsp. raw honey
  • 1 tbsp. vegetable oil

Instructions

  • Peel off cauliflower leaves and cut to separate the cauliflower florets to get them into bite size pieces. Set aside.
  • In a bowl, mix the batter ingredients together.
  • Dip pieces of cauliflower florets in the batter piece by piece or place the cauliflower in the batter bowl and toss to coat pieces evenly. I personally like dipping them, making sure the whole piece is well coated.
  • Place pieces of the cauliflower on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper. Bake in a 400 degrees preheated oven for 20 minutes.
  • Prepare the wing sauce by mixing all the ingredients together in a large bowl. Once you remove the cauliflowers from the oven, place in the sauce bowl and toss to coat all the cauliflower pieces evenly.
  • Return the cauliflower again to the sheet pan and bake for another 15-20 minutes, turning them over half way, cooking them until the cauliflowers start to obtain a nice golden brown color.
  • Remove from the oven and serve warm with celery sticks and ranch. You can use any dip you prefer.

Notes

  • Don't cut the cauliflower too small. The cauliflower bites should be about half the size of traditional chicken wings but still bite-sized. If they are too small, they end up becoming mushy and won’t turn nice and crispy in the oven.
  • Use parchment paper when baking the cauliflower. You can also coat a cookie sheet with oil so the batter doesn’t stick.
  • Use a colander to remove excess batter. This is not essential but placing your cauliflower bites in a colander is a great way to let excess batter drip off, without causing a big mess.
  • These are best straight out of the oven. Ideally serve these right out of the oven, so they stay warm and super crispy!
  • Serve with ranch dip or any sauce you like.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 119kcal | Carbohydrates: 14.9g | Protein: 2.2g | Fat: 5.9g | Saturated Fat: 1.1g | Sodium: 1018.9mg | Sugar: 2.2g
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