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Vegan Recipe: Crispy Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

Crispy Buffalo Cauliflower Bites
Crispy Buffalo Cauliflower Bites
Photo by LA Food Photography


This recipe came together after a lot of trial and error. The trick to making oil-free cauliflower crispy (and for it to stay that way) is to wait until after baking to salt the cauliflower. You will not need to add salt as the sauces have enough salt to season them. It took a while to find the right coating that would not draw out the moisture and would make the florets crisp, so I am pleased that it has turned out to be a very simple recipe.

The cauliflower bites will get softer once they are coated with the sauce, so hold off tossing until the very last minute. Either a smoky barbecue sauce or Frank’s hot sauce would work well, but if you are like me and prefer sweet and spicy, then try a little bit of both. Serve with ranch or Caesar dressing on the side if you wish.

INGREDIENTS, Makes 6 cups

2/3 cup brown rice flour
2 tablespoons almond flour
1 tablespoon tomato paste
2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 teaspoons onion powder
2 teaspoons smoked paprika
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1 head cauliflower, cut into 2-inch florets
1/3 cup Frank’s hot sauce or barbecue sauce

For recipe instructions please visit Forks Over Knives: https://www.forksoverknives.com/recipes/crispy-buffalo-cauliflower/