Crispy Buffalo Cauliflower

Happy Wednesday friends! I’m currently counting down the minutes until the work day is over. Alex has been at a conference out of town for work since Sunday afternoon and I’ve missed him so much. I picture a family walk later and some cuddles on the couch.

Quick plug for the giveaway I’m doing to celebrate Maureen Gets Real turning 1. Check out Monday’s post for the details 🙂

On Sunday I started to feel like I wanted boneless chicken wings for dinner. I didn’t have boneless chicken wings in the freezer or chicken breasts that were defrosted and takeout didn’t sound that good to me. There was still cauliflower in the fridge though so I thought why not turn that into buffalo cauliflower. To get the crunch I just made a quick batter with water and flour then let it roast in the over. I tossed it in buffalo sauce and BOOM dinner was served!

Now I’m not going to come out and say I’ll never get buffalo chicken wings again but it was definitely healthier than ordering takeout and I will make it for dinner for sure. I could also picture myself making this early in the week but not tossing them in sauce until I’m ready to serve as a fun side dish.



1/2 cup flour

1/2 cup water

1 teaspoon garlic powder – you can definitely use less, I just love the flavor it gives!

Half a head of cauliflower

1 tablespoon butter

1/2 cup hot sauce – Frank’s is my favorite but use whatever one you prefer

Salt and pepper


Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Cut up the head of cauliflower.


In a bowl, mix together the flour, water, garlic powder. Add salt and pepper to taste. The batter will be thick but you may add more water if it’s too thick.


Toss the cauliflower in the batter.

When transferring the cauliflower to a baking sheet, tap off any excess batter on the side of the bowl. I did this with tongs and it worked well!

Bake for 40-50 minutes until it has a golden color. Rotate the pieces halfway through for even cooking.

When there’s about 10 minutes left on the oven timer, heat the butter and hot sauce in a sauce pan. Remove from heat once melted and stir.


Toss the cauliflower in the sauce mixture and enjoy!

Question of the day: Boneless or bone in chicken wings?

28 thoughts on “Crispy Buffalo Cauliflower”

  1. YUM! THis sounds amazing- perfect for watching a game. Can’t wait to try. Congrats on a year- going to check out the giveaway now!


      1. Oh there’s a restaurant here that’s amazing at it:) you’re brave for making something you haven’t had before!


  2. I would never think to try something like that. I usually only eat my cauliflower raw in salads


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