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Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

These easy buffalo cauliflower bites are a tasty party snack that is naturally vegan and gluten free.
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 191kcal
Author Ashley C.


  • 1 medium head cauliflower cut into florets
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour or gluten free flour or chickpea flour
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 cup hot sauce (such as Frank's Red Hot)
  • 1 tablespoon melted refined coconut oil or melted butter
  • Ranch or blue cheese dressing for serving


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, water, olive oil, salt, garlic powder and onion powder until smooth. Set aside and let rest for 5 minutes.
  • Once oven is preheated, toss the cauliflower florets in the flour mixture until coated. Remove with a slotted spoon, shaking off any excess batter and spread out on the baking sheet in an even layer.
  • Roast until crispy and golden brown around the edges, about 20 to 25 minutes.
  • While cauliflower roasts, whisk together the hot sauce and coconut oil in a large bowl.
  • Once the cauliflower is out of the oven, immediately add it to the bowl with the hot sauce. Toss to coat, plate and serve while hot.


Storing: Cooled buffalo cauliflower bites can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days though they will become soft over time. Freezing is not recommended.
Reheating: If reheating buffalo cauliflower bites from the refrigerator, bake at 400°F for 15 minutes or until heated through and crispy around the edges. You can also reheat them in the air fryer.


Calories: 191kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 1421mg | Potassium: 512mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 49IU | Vitamin C: 92mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 2mg