It is so easy to make your very own delicious crispy buffalo roasted cauliflower bites~loaded with flavor and antioxidants!
If you want to make a healthy yet tasty dish for your family, crispy buffalo cauliflower bites would be a perfect choice! This cauliflower recipe is so easy and delicious that I make it almost once per week.
There are myriad ways to make cauliflower taste incredible, but roasting is my favorite way. I love the crisped edges and softer insides. This recipe calls for buffalo wing sauce and melted butter (or ghee) to make the cauliflower taste like “buffalo wing bites.”
Before I share the recipe + video tutorial, I want to talk a bit about cauliflower, why it is a healthy food choice, and how to cook it to perfection.
Why is my roasted cauliflower mushy?
Is roasting a healthy way to cook cauliflower?
Yes, roasting is one of the healthiest ways to cook this cruciferous vegetable. Using extra virgin olive oil or avocado oil adds the benefits of healthy fats.
What are the benefits of cauliflower?
I love cauliflower because of the various benefits it contains! Aside from fiber, cauliflower is a good source of antioxidants, which can reduce free radicals in your body. If you want to lose weight, cauliflower is something you would want to put into your diet.
Why is cauliflower called a superfood?
Since cauliflower is rich in nutrients such as Vitamins B and C and fiber, it has been considered a superfood. Besides that, it contains high concentrations of glucosinolates and carotenoids, which are antioxidants with anti-cancer properties.
Is it better to eat cauliflower raw or cooked?
Preparing cauliflower raw helps retain the antioxidants, but cooking it would increase indole levels. Indole-3-carbinol is a substance found in cauliflower, broccoli, and Brussel sprouts that can prevent colon cancer, breast cancer, and other types of cancer. It is discouraged to boil and blanch the cauliflower as most of the nutrients will be leached into the water. If you want to maintain the nutrients, you can steam, or sous vide it.
Is cauliflower high in carbs?
Aside from being a versatile vegetable, cauliflower has low carbohydrates, which is often used as a substitute for rice, potatoes, and other high carbohydrates. A cup of raw cauliflower, which is about 100 grams, has 5 grams of carbohydrates and 3 grams of fiber. With its mild taste, cauliflower is often used in various dishes.
What’s the healthiest way to eat cauliflower?
Cauliflower can be cooked in so many ways. You can roast, bake, grill, or even make a soup out of cauliflower. You may also want to steam it and dip it with your favorite ranch or sauce. Regardless of your method, as long as you are loving your method and enjoying your dish, you are on the right track!
Can you gain weight eating cauliflower?
The great thing about cauliflower is that it has various components which aid in weight loss. With only 25 calories per cup, you can eat A LOT of cauliflower without worrying about gaining weight. Also, it is a great substitute for rice and flour.
What is the best sauce to use for buffalo cauliflower bites?
There are many good buffalo sauce options at the grocery stores. Frank’s Hot Sauce is one of my favorites, as is Frank’s Buffalo Wing Sauce. Texas Peete is another popular brand. You can’t go wrong with either of these brands.
Watch a video of me making buffalo cauliflower bites.
- 1 head cauliflower, cut into florets or slices
- 1/2 cup buffalo sauce (more to less to taste)
- 2 TB EVOO (I drizzle liberally)
- 1-2 TB melted butter or ghee
- Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
- Wash cauliflower; cut into same size slices or florets.
- Toss the cauliflower pieces in EVOO and butter.
- Season with kosher salt & pepper; toss well.
- Spread cauliflower evenly onto a large baking sheet.
- Bake or air fry on 425F until crispy. Make sure to turn the florets into the other side halfway through.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 175Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 966mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 3gSugar: 3gProtein: 3g