Buffalo Cauliflower


This Buffalo cauliflower is a great substitution for Buffalo wings and can be made gluten-free, vegan, or vegetarian. Make sure to coat your cookie sheet well with oil, or the cauliflower will stick. My husband and kids give this two thumbs up! You can dip the cauliflower in ranch or blue cheese for added flavor, but it doesn't need it.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
55 mins


  • olive oil cooking spray

  • 1 cup water

  • ¾ cup gluten-free baking flour (such as Premium Gold® Flax and Ancient Grains All-Purpose Flour)

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder, or to taste

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 2 heads cauliflower, cut into bite-size pieces

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • ½ cup hot pepper sauce (such as Frank's RedHot®)

  • 1 teaspoon honey


  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Lightly grease a baking sheet with cooking spray.

  2. Whisk together water, flour, garlic powder, salt, and pepper in a large bowl until batter is smooth and somewhat runny. Add cauliflower pieces to batter and mix until evenly coated; spread onto the prepared baking sheet.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until lightly browned, 20 to 25 minutes. Set aside.

  4. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Remove from heat; stir in hot pepper sauce and honey until smooth. Brush hot sauce mixture over each cauliflower piece, repeating until all is used.

  5. Return to the oven and bake until cauliflower is browned, about 10 minutes. Let cool for 10 to 15 minutes before serving.

    high angle looking at a plate of golden brown buffalo cauliflower
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All-purpose flour can be used in place of gluten-free if desired. Since gluten-free flour uses less liquid than wheat flour, you may have to adjust the amount of liquid in the recipe.

Editor's Note:

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the breading ingredients. The actual amount of the breading consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

218 Calories
7g Fat
36g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 218
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 907mg 39%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Dietary Fiber 10g 35%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 154mg 772%
Calcium 69mg 5%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 919mg 20%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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