Cauliflower Buffalo Bites

Cauliflower Buffalo Bites


For the Cauliflower Bites:

  • 1 head of cauliflower, cut into bite-sized florets
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour (or a gluten-free alternative)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the Buffalo Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup hot sauce (such as Frank's RedHot)
  • 1/4 cup vegan butter or margarine
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika


  1. Preheat your oven to 450°F (230°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, water, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper to make a smooth batter.

  3. Dip each cauliflower floret into the batter, making sure it's well coated, and then place it on the prepared baking sheet. Leave space between the florets to ensure they cook evenly.

  4. Bake the cauliflower in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until they become tender and start to turn golden brown. You can flip them halfway through the baking time for even crispiness.

  5. While the cauliflower is baking, prepare the buffalo sauce. In a saucepan over low heat, melt the vegan butter. Once melted, stir in the hot sauce, apple cider vinegar, garlic powder, and smoked paprika. Simmer for a few minutes, then remove from heat.

  6. Once the cauliflower bites are done baking, remove them from the oven.

  7. Toss the baked cauliflower in the buffalo sauce, ensuring each piece is well-coated.

  8. Place the sauced cauliflower back on the baking sheet and return it to the oven for an additional 10-15 minutes, or until the bites are crispy and the sauce has caramelized slightly.

  9. Remove from the oven and let them cool for a few minutes.

  10. Serve your Cauliflower Buffalo Bites with vegan ranch dressing and celery sticks for a classic Buffalo wing experience. Enjoy!

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