I am not a Vegan, however, I visited St. Louis a couple of years ago and ordered these BUFFALO HOT CAULIFLOWER BITES at a Vegan restaurant. They were outstanding. What a replacement for the chicken that you wouldn't even miss. I tried making them KETO also by using Almond Flour instead of regular. It was a winner. My client that I see on Wednesdays loves these so much that I've become a machine at making them. The restaurant where I originally ordered them fry them. Since I stay away from fried foods as much as possible, I bake them and they come out nice and crispy. You don't have to be a Vegan to love these. They are great for a snack or an appetizer.
BUFFALO HOT CAULIFLOWER BITES 1 - large head of Cauliflower cut into bite size florets 1/2 cup Water 1/2 cup Almond Milk 3/4 cup Almond Flour 2 teaspoons Granulated Garlic 1 teaspoon Cumin 1 teaspoon Smoked Paprika 1/4 teaspoon Salt 1/4 teaspoon Pepper 1 cup Hot Sauce 1 Tablespoon Vegan Buttery Spread
Line baking sheet(s) with parchment paper and even spray the paper. When I use Parchment Paper I always spray the baking sheet first and then lay the paper on the oil so it doesn't move around. Then I spray the top of the paper. You definitely don't want the Cauliflower pieces to stick. Preheat your oven to 400-425 Fahrenheit depending on your oven.
Wash and cut the cauliflower head into bite-sized pieces/florets.
Mix the Almond Milk, Water and Almond Flour and spices in a medium mixing bowl (set aside the hot sauce and butter for later). Mix until the batter is thick and is able to coat the Cauliflower without dripping.
Dip the Cauliflower in the batter. You can do this one by one or in batches. Shake off any excess batter before placing Cauliflower on the baking sheet. Lay the Cauliflower single layer on the baking sheet.
Bake for 20 minutes until golden brown, flipping the florets over halfway through to get all sides golden brown and crispy.
While the Cauliflower is baking, get your Buffalo Sauce ready. In a small saucepan low heat, melt the Vegan Butter and mix in the Hot Sauce. Remove from the heat just as it starts to melt. Stir together and set aside.
Once the Cauliflower is done after its first bake in the batter, remove it from the oven and put all the baked florets into a mixing bowl with the Hot Sauce and toss to coat evenly. Return the Cauliflower to the baking sheet and bake in the oven for another 10-15 minutes or until it has reached the desired crispness. Make some more of the Hot Sauce and Vegan Butter and use as a dipping sauce. Yum!!! Bet you can't eat just one. Enjoy!