These Buffalo Cauliflower Poppers are vegan, gluten-free, Paleo, and 100% addicting!
So, tell me. Are you excited about football season? Or do you really not care? Somewhere in the middle?
I actually love football. I grew up with two brothers who played all the way through college and loved watching them and their teams. My family always rooted for the University of Michigan and the Lions (I’m a Michigan girl originally) and I feel like football has always been a part of my life.
Along with football comes football food. Why is football food the worst food for you on the planet? Football tailgates and parties are always the most cheese-loaded, fried, and meat-heavy spreads you’ll find.
Don’t get me wrong. None of those foods are forbidden. Let’s not even go there. But really, I’m not going to eat those foods every weekend from now until February, no matter how much football I watch. Not gonna happen.
But wait! Some of those foods can totally be recreated in a healthier way. No, really! Let’s talk about these Buffalo Cauliflower Poppers.
If you love Buffalo Chicken Wings, you’re going to LOVE these Buffalo Cauliflower Poppers. They are baked, not fried, but still have a bit of crispiness. They also have that buffalo flavor you crave. It’s alllll about that buffalo flavor, right?
Let me tell you. These babies are addicting. Nobody’s going to complain about a big ol’ bowl of Buffalo Cauliflower Poppers. Nobody. Trust me.
To make these Buffalo Cauliflower Poppers, you’re going to want to start with bite-sized cauliflower pieces. So you can pop them right in your mouth. (See what I did there??)
Then you’re going to coat them in a mixture of vegetable broth, almond flour, and seasoning before you put them in the oven to roast. You can use another flour if you wish, but almond flour keeps these gluten-free and lower in carbs.
Once they are done roasted, you douse the crispy cauliflower bites with buffalo hot sauce. Oh, yeah!
Even if you hate football, you still need to make these. I’m not going to lie. I could eat a bowl of these little guys for lunch on a Tuesday with no football in sight and it’d still make perfect sense.
These would be incredible dipped in bleu cheese. That would ruin the whole vegan part, but man, would it be good. They don’t need a dipping sauce, though, because they are pretty phenomenal all by themselves. Just get ready to be addicted to your new favorite snack. Cauliflower! WHO KNEW?
Buffalo Cauliflower Poppers Recipe (Vegan, Gluten-free, & Paleo)
These Buffalo Cauliflower Poppers are a healthy, addicting alternative to Buffalo Chicken Wings!
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 25-30 minutes
- Total Time: 49 minute
- 1 head cauliflower, cut into small pieces
- 3/4 cup almond flour
- 3/4 cup vegetable broth/stock
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 cup buffalo hot sauce
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with cooking oil and set aside.
- In a large bowl, mix together the almond flour, vegetable broth, garlic salt, and pepper.
- Add the cauliflower pieces into the large bowl and stir until all the pieces are coated.
- Place each piece of cauliflower on the baking sheet, shaking off any excess batter.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until the cauliflower is golden brown.
- Take the roasted cauliflower and coat it with the buffalo hot sauce and serve immediately. Enjoy!
If you make these Buffalo Cauliflower Poppers, I would so love to see them! Share them on the Happy Healthy Mama Facebook page or on your Instagram and tag me @happyhealthymama! Can’t wait to see what you’re making!
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Need more healthy food for your football-watching pleasure? Try one of these healthified recipes!