I’ve been going through this weird phase lately where chicken is completely grossing me out. I can’t even bring myself to eat one of my favorite snacks…buffalo wings. So, I decided to hop on Pinterest to search for a recipe to get my buffalo fix.
I came across these “buffalo cauliflower bites”. At first I thought they sounded interesting but COMPLETELY weird all at the same time (if you’re not going to eat meat, don’t pretend to). Butttt, after flirting with the idea of making them for a few weeks, I decided to go for it. I adapted a few of the recipes on Pinterest to make a healthier version (coconut oil instead of butter, for example). They did not taste like chicken, but the spicy flavor and texture were pretty close to boneless wings (and, bonus! a TON healthier). I ate these bombs, with nothing else, for dinner. They were the bomb dot com.
Serves: 2-4 as an appetizer (or 2 if you’re eating it as a meal)
1 head of cauliflower
For the batter
– 1/2 cup flour (use whole wheat or gluten-free flour if you want to make it even healthier)
– 1/2 cup water
– Dash of Frank’s Wing Sauce
– 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
For the buffalo sauce
1/2 cup Frank’s Wing Sauce
2 Tablespoons coconut oil (room temperature)
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
Line a baking sheet with tin foil and spray with non-stick spray (I use olive oil spray) and set aside.
Wash the head of cauliflower and cut into a variety of pieces (note: the smaller the pieces, the crispier they get. Yum!)
In a medium bowl, mix together the batter ingredients.
Dip each piece of cauliflower into the batter until fully and evenly coated. Place onto the prepared baking sheet.
Bake for about 15 mins./until the batter just hardens.
In a small bowl, mix together the buffalo sauce ingredients.
Once the cauliflower is done, remove from the oven and dip in the buffalo sauce. Again, fully and evenly coat each piece.
Put back into the oven and bake for 7-8 minutes, until the sauce has mostly dried and the cauliflower is crispy.
Remove from the oven, let cool, then enjoy! Dip in ranch or blue cheese dressing!
p.s. My boyfriend and I recently purchased a home to run as a rental property. We closed last Thursday, so things have been super chaotic. I promise once we get the house ready to go I will be posting a ton more. The picture below just shows how hectic my life has been… hammering while the buffalo cauliflower bombs were in the oven (not recommended). New blogger + new home owner doesn’t mix that well!