Even the meat-lovers will love this plant-based dish. Guaranteed to be a hit for any occasion!
My friends and family have been nudging me to share this. And it makes sense, everyone who’s tried it has become addicted. Vegan buffalo cauliflower bites are a mouth watering, perfectly-sized snack that’s the better (yes, I said better) alternative to eating chicken wings. Whether you’re plant-based or not, it’s guaranteed to feel indulgent despite being a superfood. Plus, it comes with a cool, creamy, and delicious dip that compliments the spicy flavour.
On the outside these vegan buffalo cauliflower bites are crispy, fiery, and a bit tangy–packed with flavour–while the inside is soft with just the right amount of crunch. Did I mention that despite how amazing this recipe is, it’s actually incredibly easy?
Be prepared for you new favourite go-to treat.
For the vegan buffalo cauliflower bites:
- A head of cauliflower
- 1 cup unsweetned nut milk (we usually use almond)
- 1 cup flour of your choice (gluten-free blend is what we use!)
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp paprika
- ¼ tsp Himalayan salt
- 1 cup hot sauce
- 1 tbsp vegan butter
~ Preheat the oven to 225 degrees C (or about 425 degrees F)
~ Wash the cauliflower and cut into bite sized pieces
~ Mix milk + flour + spices in a mixing bowl; mix until the batter is thick enough to cover the cauliflower without dripping
~ Once cauliflower has been covered in batter, place on parchment paper lined baking sheet to bake for 20 minutes until golden brown (flipping part way through the cook evenly)
~ While cauliflower is baking, melt vegan butter on low heat and mix with hot sauce
~ Dip cauliflower in hot sauce mixture using tongs, evenly coat each piece then place back onto baking sheet
~ Bake in the oven for another 10 – 15 mins or until desired crispyness (may need to broil the last 5 minutes depending on oven)
For the dill dip:
- 1 ½ cups soaked raw cashews (soaked overnight or soak in boiling water for 30 minutes)
- ¾ cups almond or cashew milk (unsweetened)
- 2 tbsp dill (or to taste)
- 1 tbsp nutritional yeast (or add liberally… I love the stuff)
- 2 tbsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp vegetable boullion paste
~ Combine all ingredients in a high speed blender or food processor.
Whether you’re looking for a post-yoga treat or a new way to impress your friends and family this recipe will definitely do the trick. Enjoy!