Baked Buffalo Cauliflower Bites: Crunchy, spicy, tangy & delicious. I’m happy with the recipe because the Panko breading is crisp, doesn’t fall off 🙃and did I mention it’s delicious 😋 Happy Sunday!! What you need: 1/2 head cauliflower cut into 1 1/2 in florets, 1 cup flour , 1/2 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp pepper, 3/4 cup coconut milk, 2 tsp apple cider vinegar, 2 tbl hot sauce ( I used Franks) , 1 1/2 cups Panko bread crumbs, 1tsp paprika, 1/2 tsp garlic powder. For the Buffalo Sauce: 1/2 cup hot sauce, 2 tbl coconut oil, 1 tbl organic sugar (I used coconut), 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
1️⃣ On stovetop, cook cauliflower in boiling water 4-5 min until fork tender (not mushy)
Drain, rinse with cold water till cauli is cool, dry,set aside
2️⃣ To bread cauli set up 3 bowls, one bowl with flour/salt/pepper, second bowl with coconut milk, apple cider vinegar, hot sauce (evenly combined), last bowl with Panko/paprika/garlic. Line large baking sheet with parchment paper misted with oil
3️⃣ Take one caulif piece toss into flour bowl shaking off excess, dip into milk bowl getting all areas, then into Panko bowl making sure it is completely covered, place on baking sheet. Repeat until all cauli pieces are coated
4️⃣Bake at 400 F for 20 min flipping half way through.
5️⃣ While cauli is baking make the buffalo sauce. Whisk all sauce ingredients over low on stovetop until coconut oil is melted & sauce is warm.
6️⃣ Pour the sauce in a medium bowl and gently mix the cauliflower bites in with the sauce until coated. Enjoy!
I served my bites with the classics: carrot & celery sticks with a store bought vegan blue cheese