If you’re a vegetarian, vegan, or just a vegetable lover like me, you’re not going to miss out on a thing when others are enjoying buffalo chicken bites or wings. You’ll get the same flavor and a similar texture with these Buffalo Cauliflower Bites without as many calories and not to mention more fiber and room for more! It’s BBQ season, what better way to contribute to your next backyard cookout – with a healthier version of buffalo chicken bites, Buffalo Cauliflower Bites & Ranch Dip (non-dairy friendly).

Yes, I know these have nothing to do with chicken so it may be hard to see the comparison, but let’s break it down into flavors and textures. These Buffalo Cauliflower Bites will give your greasy calorie loaded chicken wing a run for their money both nutritionally and with their flavor profile. I love cauliflower recipes (especially this Cauliflower Pizza Crust) because cauliflower is amazing and has great health benefits.

Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

  • Prep Time:20 minutes
  • Cook Time:40 minutes
  • Total Time:1 hour
  • Servings:10
  • Easy


  • 1 large head of cauliflower
  • 1/2 cup almond milk (or of choice)
  • 1/2-1 cup water (more to create a thinner coating)
  • 3/4-1 cup red hot sauce
  • 3/4 cup gluten-free all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • dash of cayenne pepper
  • ground black pepper and sea salt
Photo by McKel Hill
  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 450°F.

  • Step 2

    Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper and well grease with oil.

  • Step 3

    Cut cauliflower head into small bite sized pieces.

    Photo by McKel Hill
  • Step 4

    For the coating mix; flour, milk, water, and spices into a small bowl. Dip each cauliflower floret into this flour mixture.

  • Step 5

    Lay on baking sheet in an even layer to ensure baking all around. Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown.

  • Step 6

    For the buffalo sauce; in a small saucepan melt the butter and hot sauce, bring to a simmer and remove from heat.

  • Step 7

    After the cauliflower bites have baked, pour the buffalo sauce mixture onto the bites.

  • Step 8

    Stir until each cauliflower bite has been coated in the sauce. Bake for another 10-15 minutes.

Dairy Free Ranch Dip

  • Prep Time:10 minutes
  • Cook Time:0 minutes
  • Total Time:10 minutes
  • Servings:6
  • Easy


  • 1/2 cup cashews, soaked for at least 1 hour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoon fresh chives
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • sea salt and ground black pepper to taste
Photo by McKel Hill
  • Step 1

    Blend all ingredients in a high speed blender until smooth. Keep chilled until used.