Buffalo Cauliflower Bites (from Food Babe Kitchen!)

I’ve got something fun to share with you today … my friend Vani just released her first cookbook! We very much see eye-to-eye when it comes to avoiding highly processed food, so I’m excited to have her brand new cookbook for ideas and inspiration! And my 13-year-old, who is currently not eating meat, wasted no time at all picking out a tasty recipe to make, which I’m sharing below.

Food Babe Kitchen on 100 Days of Real Food

 

This book turned out beautiful and is full of delicious real food recipes and inspiring tips! I love all the colorful photos of the recipes and Vani’s family, including her precious daughter Harley. 🙂 Speaking of cute daughters (cue my 13-year-old’s eye roll for me saying that, haha), this is what my daughter picked out to make from the cookbook…

Buffalo Cauliflower on 100 Days of Real Food

 

We’d never made anything with a Buffalo Sauce before, and it turned out so flavorful without being too spicy (although it definitely had a kick to it). And, I love that Vani had us making the coating and sauce with wholesome ingredients to put on a vegetable, of course! Perfect for my vegetarian daughter who even helped with the cooking…  

My daughter making Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

This recipe was ridiculously easy to make and we even took things one step further by serving the finished Buffalo Cauliflower Bites on homemade corn tortillas to make fun little tacos. They were so good! My family likes some spice, and I found that with the addition of sour cream and cheese (I recommend crumbled queso fresco) on the tacos it helped cut the spice just enough for me. Buffalo Cauliflower on 100 Days of Real Food

This is something we’ll definitely be making again and again! Thanks for sharing your new book with us Vani and for letting us share the recipe! Here it is…

Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

We’re loving these Buffalo Cauliflower Bites from Vani’s very first cookbook, Food Babe Kitchen! They’re super quick and easy to make and filled with flavor!

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Buffalo Cauliflower on 100 Days of Real Food


Ingredients

For the cauliflower

  • 1/2 cup whole spelt flour(can sub whole-wheat flour)
  • 1/2 cup almond milkplus 2 tablespoons, (can sub cow’s milk) 
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 pinch sea salt and ground black pepper
  • 1 head cauliflowerchopped into florets

For the Buffalo sauce

  • 1/2 cup hot sauce
  • 1/4 cup distilled white vinegaror apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon prepared horseradish(optional, I did not use)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground paprika

Yogurt dill sauce

  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 pinch of sea salt and ground black pepper

Optional toppings

  • 1 carrotdiced
  • 1 celery stalkdiced
  • 2 tablespoons parsleychopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

  2. Place the flour, milk, hot sauce, garlic, and salt and pepper in a bowl. Whisk to combine.

  3. Dredge the cauliflower florets in the flour mixture until well coated. Using a slotted spoon, remove the cauliflower and place it on a greased rimmed baking sheet. Bake until pale golden brown, about 15 minutes.

  4. While the cauliflower is baking, make the Buffalo sauce. Place all of the ingredients in a bowl and whisk to combine.

  5. Pour the Buffalo sauce evenly over the cauliflower florets while they’re still on the baking sheet. Toss to combine and place back in the oven for 5 minutes.

  6. If making the yogurt dill sauce, place all of the ingredients in a bowl and mix to combine.

  7. To serve, place the cauliflower bites on a plate and top with yogurt dill sauce and optional toppings such as chopped carrot, celery, and parsley. 


Recipe Notes

Recipe is from Food Babe Kitchen cookbook. 

We recommend organic ingredients when feasible.

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

Amount Per Serving

Calories 193 Calories from Fat 27

% Daily Value*

Fat 3g5%

Saturated Fat 1g6%

Cholesterol 4mg1%

Sodium 956mg42%

Potassium 580mg17%

Carbohydrates 33g11%

Fiber 7g29%

Sugar 6g7%

Protein 8g16%

Vitamin A 2857IU57%

Vitamin C 97mg118%

Calcium 114mg11%

Iron 2mg11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.