Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Bites Recipe on Food52

These Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Bites are winners!

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12/4/2021 9:02:00 PM

These Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Bites are winners!

Your favorite game-day appetizer goes plant-based in this vegan buffalo cauliflower wings recipe.

ReviewJump to RecipeAuthor NotesI often have to remind myself that loving buffalo sauce doesn't count as a personality. What can I say? I really do want to put that stuff on everything. As much as I love a crispy chicken wing, I am also just as excited to make a dish that puts a hearty vegetable front and center. As long as it’s doused in some spicy buffalo sauce, it’s all good with me.

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When I want to maximize the crispiness-potential of roasted veggies, I like to dredge them through a spiced, wet batter. This way, the veggies form a crunchy coating without any deep-frying. Now, I have nothing against deep-frying, but roasting is as straightforward as it gets; plus, it's much easier to clean up afterward. Of course, if you wanted to deep-fry these vegan buffalo wings, I’m certainly not going to stop you.

If you want to keep these bites gluten-free, you can swap in your preferred 1:1 gluten-free flour in lieu of all-purpose. Just don’t skip the cornstarch, which helps the coating to get extra-crispy after it’s baked. While you could make a wet batter by solely adding water, I prefer to opt for a vegan buttermilk mixture (any unsweetened, plant-based milk—I use almond—and a splash of something acidic, like vinegar or lemon juice) because it adds a subtle pop of tangy flavor, and it helps to gently tenderize the cauliflower as it cooks.

Whether you’re whipping these up for a veg-forward weeknight dinner or a fun, game day appetizer, youmust

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