If you’ve felt like the blog has been pretty quiet lately, you’re right. Between my real job being hectic and the holiday season starting to ramp up, I just haven’t prioritized making recipes to put on the blog. Life gets a little crazy sometimes and it takes some extra effort to 1) cook a meal and 2) cook something that is fairly healthy to eat.
I try to cook at least 5 nights a week. Cooking helps me unwind after a long day at work, especially if I’ve got a glass of wine in hand. That being said, not everything I cook is blog-worthy. There is a lot that goes into a simple post here. I usually test out a recipe a few times before posting it, and then make sure I plate it nicely for photos.
So, apologies that life sometimes gets into the way, but I’ve got a new recipe for you! This recipe for Cauliflower Buffalo Bites is one of those easy-to-make, fairly healthy and incredibly delicious meals. It is healthier than eating chicken wings, a favorite of mine, but still packed with spicy, tangy buffalo flavor. It would be great as an appetizer or just for dinner.
A word of caution – these are spicy! If you want them less spicy, omit the cayenne from the flour mixture. Dipping them into blue cheese or ranch dressing will cut the spice too.
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Cauliflower Buffalo Bites
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
1 head of Cauliflower, cut into bite-sized pieces
1 cup All-Purpose Flour
1 cup Water
1 tablespoon Garlic Powder
½ tablespoon Paprika
1 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
2 cups Buffalo Sauce (Frank’s Buffalo is my favorite)
Preheat oven to 400. Line a baking sheet with tin foil, then spray with a non-stick spray.
In a shallow dish or bowl, combine the flour, water and spices. Whisk together until there are no clumps of flour in the mixture.
Create an assembly line by arranging the cauliflower, dish of flour and baking sheet in a row. First, take one piece of cauliflower, then dip it into the flour mixture until completely covered. Next, set it onto the baking sheet. Repeat until all of the cauliflower has been coated in the flour mixture.
Place the baking sheet in the oven and bake for 25 minutes. While the cauliflower bakes, pour your buffalo sauce into a bowl. After the cauliflower is done baking, taking a few pieces at a time, place the cauliflower into the buffalo sauce. Spoon the sauce over the cauliflower and cover completely. Repeat until you coated all of the cauliflower in the buffalo sauce.
Serve with blue cheese or ranch dressing for dipping.