Buffalo “Chicken” Cauliflower Bites

I did something super weird, you guys.

I made Buffalo Chicken out of cauliflower.

No, I’m not going vegetarian on you. I just happened to see this recipe from PETA  and decided that um, yeah. It needed to happen. Like, immediately.

And that’s the story of how I ate cauliflower covered in buffalo sauce for breakfast yesterday.

These were surprisingly good. At least, the flavor was. The texture was kind of weird for me. I think I was anticipating some crunch, but the cauliflower was completely cooked which made it soft.

Will I make these again? Probably. Next time I’m going to try frying them, though. I think the batter will stick bettter, crisp up more, and the cauliflower won’t have time to cook as much leaving some of that crunch there.   I know how y’all feel about frying though, so try the baked version! It’s good stuff!


Buffalo “Chicken” Cauliflower Bites

Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
18 mins
Total Time
23 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy recipes, game day recipes, weeknight recipes
Calories: 242 kcal

I made Buffalo Chicken out of cauliflower. The flavor is spot on!


  • 1 head cauliflower chopped into pieces
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup Frank's Red Hot Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons butter


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Mix together the flour, milk, garlic powder, and salt to form a thin batter.
  3. Coat the cauliflower pieces in the batter and place on a shallow baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 18 minutes.
  5. While the cauliflower is baking, heat the hot sauce and butter together over low heat until the butter has melted.
  6. Toss the baked cauliflower gently in the hot sauce mixture.
  7. Return to the baking sheet and bake for another 5 minutes.
  8. Serve with ranch dressing or blue cheese, for dipping.
Nutrition Facts
Buffalo “Chicken” Cauliflower Bites
Amount Per Serving
Calories 242 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 21mg7%
Sodium 2541mg110%
Potassium 561mg16%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 275IU6%
Vitamin C 69.3mg84%
Calcium 105mg11%
Iron 2.1mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on bunsinmyoven.com should only be used as a general guideline.

lightly adapted from PETA