Baked Buffalo Cauliflower Bites | Spicy Veggie Snack

When it comes to crowd-pleasing appetizers, these Baked Buffalo Cauliflower Bites truly take the center stage. Imagine biting into a crispy, flavorful cauliflower floret, with just the right amount of heat and a burst of tangy goodness. This recipe is an absolute winner, whether you’re entertaining guests, hosting a game day get-together, or simply craving a zesty snack to enjoy.

Ingredients

  • 1 medium head of cauliflower, cut into bite-sized florets
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk (plant-based or dairy)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup buffalo hot sauce
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)
  • Celery sticks and ranch dressing (for serving)

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 450°F (230°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together the flour, milk, garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, salt, and black pepper to create a batter.
  3. Dip each cauliflower floret into the batter, allowing any excess to drip off, then place them on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the cauliflower is crispy and golden.
  4. While the cauliflower is baking, mix the buffalo hot sauce and melted butter in a bowl.
  5. Once the cauliflower is baked, gently toss each floret in the buffalo sauce mixture until well coated. Return the coated florets to the baking sheet and bake for an additional 10 minutes.
  6. Drizzle with olive oil and bake for an extra 5 minutes to enhance the crispiness.
  7. Sprinkle with chopped fresh parsley for a pop of color and freshness.
  8. Serve the Baked Buffalo Cauliflower Bites hot with celery sticks and a side of ranch dressing.

Total time: 45 minutes

Yields: Approximately 4 servings

These Baked Buffalo Cauliflower Bites are the ultimate spicy veggie snack. Tender cauliflower florets are coated in a seasoned batter, baked to crispy perfection, and tossed in a tangy buffalo sauce. The result is a mouthwatering appetizer that packs a flavorful punch.

Nutrition information: Calories: 180 | Total Fat: 9g | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 5g

Make your next snacking experience unforgettable with these Baked Buffalo Cauliflower Bites. Whether you’re a fan of spicy treats or simply looking for a creative way to enjoy veggies, this recipe is a must-try. The combination of textures and flavors will leave your taste buds craving for more, and they’re so good that even non-vegetable enthusiasts will be asking for seconds.

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