5 from 11 votes
buffalo cauliflower bites
Buffalo Cauliflower Bites Recipe
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
40 mins

Buffalo Cauliflower Bites are one of those spicy to die for yet surprisingly healthier recipes,  a wonderful combination of cauliflower coated in a deliciously crispy batter, then baked and tossed in a homemade Buffalo Sauce to create a simple and delicious appetizer.

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Buffalo Cauliflower Bites, Buffalo Sauce, cauliflower
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 260 kcal
Author: hmccallum
  • 1 cup self-rising flour
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 dash cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 large cauliflower cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/3 cup hot sauce your brand
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons minced chives
  • Homemade Ranch Dressing see the blog post for link
  • chopped parsley to garnish
  • celery sticks
  • carrot sticks
  • cooking spray
  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F.
  2. Prepare a metal baking sheet with cooking spray
  3. In a glass large bowl, whisk together self-rising flour, garlic powder, onion powder, kosher salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper. Stir in the buttermilk and water until smooth. Toss the bite-sized cauliflower in the batter until evenly coated.
  4. Spray the metal baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Spread the battered cauliflower bites onto a pan. Try not overcrowd the pan or the cauliflower will steam become as crispy as it should. You use two metal baking sheets.
  5. Bake cauliflower for 20 minutes.
  6. In the meantime, combine the hot sauce and butter in a small metal saucepan on low heat until the butter melts.
  7. Remove the cauliflower bites from the oven and toss with the hot sauce mixture.
  8. Return the cauliflower bites to the oven for another 15-20 minutes.
  9. Serve with Ranch dressing, celery sticks, and carrots on the side.