Buffalo Cauliflower WingsElla Nordell-Morris
The super bowl is almost here! Get-togethers full of cheering fans require one thing besides a TV to watch the game on: good food. The mounds of pizza, fries, nachos, and other classic game-day foods are delicious indulgences, but it is easy to feel overwhelmed by all the grease and fat. You want your guests to feel satisfied and energized while watching the game, so substitute some of the heavy favorites, for lighter, more nutritious options! Buffalo cauliflower wings are a perfect substitute for the game-day classic of chicken wings. These spicy cauliflower wings are sure to please all the wing-lovers while being a healthier alternative. Try our buffalo cauliflower wings and let us know your favorite game-day food!
- 1 head of cauliflower
- ½ cup of water
- ½ cup milk (can use dairy milk or non-dairy milk)
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 3 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp paprika
- ½-2 tsp cayenne powder (depending on how much spice you want)
- ¾ tsp salt
- ½ tsp ground pepper
- 1 cup of hot sauce (I use Frank’s red hot sauce!)
- 1 ½ tsp garlic powder
- 2 tbsp butter (can use dairy butter or non-dairy butter)
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
- Preheat the oven to 410 F.
- Wash and chop the cauliflower head into bite sized florets.
- Mix the water, milk, flour, and spices in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Mix until the batter becomes thick and can coat the cauliflower without dripping.
- Pour your cauliflower florets into the batter and lightly toss until all florets are fully covered.
- Using a fork to allow for the excess batter to come off, take the florets out of the bowl, one by one, and place on the baking sheet. The cauliflower florets should be a single layer on the baking sheet.
- Bake for 25 minutes, flipping the florets half way through.
- While the cauliflower bites are baking, use a small saucepan to make your sauce. On low, melt the butter and then add your hot sauce and garlic powder. Let the sauce heat for just a couple minutes, then take the sauce off the heat.
- Once the cauliflower florets are done, remove them from the oven and put them in a mixing bowl with your buffalo sauce. Mix thoroughly so all florets are evenly covered in the sauce. If you like your cauliflower wings saucy, you are done, enjoy! If not, return the sauce covered florets to the baking sheet and bake in the oven for another 10-15 minutes to reach desired crispiness.
- Serve the buffalo cauliflower wings with your favorite dipping sauces and sides and enjoy!