Skinnytaste > Recipes > Appetizers > Spicy Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

Spicy Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy.

These easy, healthy Buffalo Cauliflower Bites are made in the oven, perfect for football!

Hot and spicy cauliflower bites, battered and baked and smothered with hot sauce. Serve this with skinny blue cheese dressing and celery sticks on the side for a hot and spicy meatless appetizer.
Buffal0 Cauliflower

Hot and spicy cauliflower bites, battered and baked and smothered with hot sauce. Serve this with skinny blue cheese dressing and celery sticks on the side for a hot and spicy meatless appetizer. If you want a buffalo chicken appetizer, try this buffalo chicken dip, it’s my favorite!

I tested it out on some of the cauliflower-averse people in my home, and they gave it a thumbs up.

One thing to note, if you are watching your sodium, you’ll have to look for a lower sodium hot sauce, or use half of the sauce. Frank’s is my favorite for buffalo sauce, but it’s not low in sodium. If anyone knows of a lower sodium buffalo sauce, kindly share!

Spicy Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

4.24 from 17 votes
3
Cals:119.5
Protein:4
Carbs:21.5
Fat:2
These easy, healthy Buffalo Cauliflower Bites are made in the oven, perfect for football!
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
These easy, healthy Buffalo Cauliflower Bites are made in the oven, perfect for football!
Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 25 mins
Total: 30 mins
Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 22 oz 6 1/2 cups cauliflower florets
  • 3/4 cup Franks Hot Sauce
  • 1 tbsp melted unsalted butter

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 450°F. Lightly spray a large non-stick baking sheet with oil.
  • Combine the water, flour, and garlic powder in a bowl and stir until well combined.
  • Coat the cauliflower pieces with the flour mixture and place on the baking sheet; bake for 20 minutes.
  • While the cauliflower is baking, combine the hot sauce and butter in a small bowl.
  • Pour the hot sauce mixture over the baked cauliflower and continue baking for an additional 5 minutes.
  • Serve with skinny blue cheese dressing if desired and celery sticks.

Last Step:

Please leave a rating and comment letting us know how you liked this recipe! This helps our business to thrive and continue providing free, high-quality recipes for you.

Nutrition

Calories: 119.5 kcal, Carbohydrates: 21.5 g, Protein: 4 g, Fat: 2 g, Sodium: 1172 mg, Fiber: 3 g, Sugar: 0.2 g

Categories:

Rate and review this recipe!

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Rate this Recipe:




326 comments on “Spicy Buffalo Cauliflower Bites”

  1. Avatar photo
    Kristy Reichel

    These are delicious a great alternative to fried cauliflower bites with the zip of buffalo. 
    Next time I’d like to try with my convection oven to see if they’re even crispier. 
    Love them!

  2. I had high expectations for this recipe.  Unfortunately it was a disappointment.  The flour batter on the cauliflower never became crispy in the oven. I even tried cooking them longer before adding the sauce because they tasted like raw flour.  Then when adding the sauce once again they were soggy, not crispy at all.  I cooked them for a full 15 minutes with the sauce hoping for a browning effect or any form of crisp.  I would have preferred to bake the cauliflower with just olive oil, salt and pepper, the gently toss in the sauce at the end.  I won’t be making this recipe again. 

    1. Avatar photo
      Deborah Woodbury

      i totally agree. I put them back in the oven on broil to get them crispier. i was disappointed because i love all of Gina’s recipes! I loved the blue cheese dip of hers that i made to go with them though!

    1. Avatar photo
      Kourtney L Cogdill

      I tried it tonight. 16 minutes at 400, tossed in buffalo sauce and put back in for 5 more minutes

      1. These were awesome Kourtney!!! I had Siracha…used 1/2 cup will change to 1/4…had quite a “bite”….

  3. Could I’m replace the AP flour with almond flour? Or another Keto friendly alternative and get a similar result taste and texture wise?

  4. LOVED IT. Followed the recipe to a T. Used fresh cauliflower and Frank Red Hot. Tossed them in a bowl with all ingredients. WILL FOR SURE MAKE THEM AGAIN.
    Total cook time 25min and still had crunch.
    Thank you.

  5. These were delicious! I used Earth Balance butter instead because my husband is lactose intolerant, but otherwise, followed the recipe as is.

    1. Air fryer directions on posted here. One said 400 for about 18 min. Check this post. I’m sure more are on here. 

  6. I just made these with almond flour , then used clarified butter, sriracha and a touch of BBQ sauce for the topping. SO GOOD!

  7. Trader Joe’s has a hot sauce called Chili Pepper Sauce that has 0mg sodium…it is very good and I use it all the time for my Buffalo Chicken, Buffalo Cauliflower and Buffalo Brussels Sprouts.

  8. made these last night – they were very good! Next time I will try to crisp them up a bit more – maybe cook longer? They were very hot but my BF and daughter like hot… I dont worry about sodium as I have no real need to be concerned. And I may try swapping out the flour for rice flour (just for something different – I dont not buy in to the flour is bad opinion)

  9. I make these but I substitute coconut oil for the butter, and I use frank’s original as I can’t tolerate the xanathan gum in frank’s buffalo sauce. YUM!!!

  10. I was wanting to use this as a side dish for dinner but i don’t know what to pair it with. Any ideas? 

  11. Avatar photo
    Sylvia Dunham

    OMG….Sooooo delicious!!!!! Thank you! Only thing I did differently was brush the hot sauce mixture on rather than pour the whole amount on, so I didn’t need the whole cup. Everyone raved!

  12. Pingback: Veg out