Baked Buffalo Cauliflower

Baked Buffalo Cauliflower

These buffalo cauliflower bites are so addicting! Okay, to be honest, I kinda have a love-hate relationship with cauliflower. It's just not a vegetable I grew up eating a whole lot. When I was a kid, my mom cooked more broccoli than cauliflower, and she'd always call them "tiny trees" :) Cauliflower always gives me an impression that it's a very bland vegetable, and I'd need a lot of seasoning when cooking it. But over the years, I've come to appreciate this white, soft, and comforting food.

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Break (cut) them into small bite pieces.

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Then coat each one with batter.

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Line them on a baking sheet.

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You'll basically bake these buffalo cauliflower bites twice – once to cook the breading, and once to add more flavor and color to them. It's really as simple as 123, eh?

Now, the next time you're needing to make a finger food that's healthy, tasty and flavorful, you know what to do ;)

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Baked Buffalo Cauliflower

You'll need:

  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • 1½ cup flour
  • 1½ cup water
  • 4 tbsp of hot sauce
  • salt and pepper
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Buffalo sauce:

  • 3 tbsp of hot sauce
  • 3 tbsp of olive oil
  • salt and pepper
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Yogurt dipping sauce:

  • 4 oz plain Greek yogurt
  • ½ tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp Italian seasoning
  • *you may also use fresh dill/basi

Approach:

  1. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  2. Line baking sheet with parchment paper, and brush some olive oil on top lightly.
  3. Break cauliflower into small pieces (bite sizes).
  4. Mix batter by combining the flour, water, hot sauce, and salt and pepper.
  5. Mix the buffalo sauce by combining hot sauce, olive oil, salt and pepper, then set aside.
  6. Coat each piece of the cauliflower with batter, then lay them on the baking sheet and bake for about 15 mins.
  7. *Consider using chopsticks for coating and transferring from bowl to baking sheet.
  8. Let them cool for 5 minutes, then transfer them into a mixing bowl.
  9. Drizzle the buffalo sauce and toss lightly.
  10. Transfer them back on the baking sheet, and bake for an additional 5 minutes.
  11. For dipping sauce, combine all ingredients and mix well.