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"Cheesy" Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

Pinky promise you will not be able to tell these are grain-free, dairy-free, egg-free, and even meat-free. They taste just like the real deal buffalo wings, but they are made out of veggies. Everyone is a winner!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Dairy-Free, Grain-Free, Paleo
Servings: 4 People
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Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Fresh Cauliflower Florets - Equal to 1 bag of pre-cut florets or one head of cauliflower
  • ¼ Cup Buffalo Sauce - Like Frank's Red Hot
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • ½ Bag The Real Coconut Original Tortilla Chips - Equal to 1 cup crushed chips
  • 2 Tablespoons Nutritional Yeast
  • 1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • ½ Teaspoon Salt
  • ½ Teaspoon Black Pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425° Fahrenheit.
  • In a food processor, pulse the coconut tortilla chips until they are finely crushed (similar to the consistency of almond flour).
  • In a small bowl, mix together the crushed chips, nutritional yeast, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the buffalo sauce and olive oil.
  • Make sure the cauliflower florets are completely dried. Pour the buffalo sauce mixture over the cauliflower florets until they are fully coated. You can do this in a mixing bowl with a large spoon or in a gallon plastic bag.
  • After dipping the caulfilower florets in the wet mixture, roll them one-by-one in the chip mixture making sure they have a thick coating.
  • Place the coated cauliflower on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 20 minutes until they are crispy.
  • Serve immediately with a side of crunchy carrots/celery sticks or cucumnbers and dairy-free ranch (recipe below)!

Notes

To make your own vegan ranch drip for these cauliflower bites, mix together the following: 
  • 1 cup vegan mayonnaise (the best brand I've found so far (in terms of ingredients and taste) is Sir Kensington's Fabanaise) It's really good!
  • 1 Tablespoon coconut or almond milk
  • 1 Teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ Teaspoon dried dill
  • ½ Teaspoon dried chives
  • ½ Teaspoon parsley
  • ½ Teaspoon salt
  • ¼ Teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ Teaspoon pepper