Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Bites With Buffalo and Ranch Sauce Recipe

Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

Another “veganised” recipe – the famous Buffalo Wings, but without the wings of the chicken!

I can’t tell you how pleased I am with this recipe. Just another example of how tasty vegan food can be AND without adding any fake meat. Simply the spices and the vegetable. It makes a proper dinner party or buffet table dish, trust me, even carnivores will love it. This is probably because of the lovely mixture of warm spices and the hot buffalo sauce.

Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

It’s not a big deal to prepare this either, ready under an hour. It can be reheated too, but will not be as nice as freshly made. 

This Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Bites With Buffalo and Ranch Sauce Recipe is the perfect way to cut out one meat based meal – because every vegan meal makes a difference! By cutting down your meat and dairy consumption just by 30% – which is the advised percentage for health and environmental reasons – you are making a big difference!

roasted cauliflower leaves

Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

Tip: don’t toss the leaves of the cauliflower away! 

In proper zero waste style, save the cauliflower leaves and simple roast them for 10-15 minutes (until the edges of the leaves are getting golden brown and crispy) and serve them with the rest of the meal. They are really tasty roasted (pretty much like kale) and go well with the vegan Ranch Sauce as well.

Also, by using a reusable silicone baking liner, you can skip greasing the bottom of the baking sheet. 

So enjoy this recipe – a tasty vegan staple for sure!

Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
55 mins

The popular Buffalo wings - without the chicken! Super simple, tasty and satisfying!

Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Bites
Servings: 4 people
For the Buffalo Cauliflower Bites
  • 1 medium head cauliflower broken into florets
  • 150 g plain flour
  • 300 ml oat milk or other plant based milk
  • 100 g breadcrumbs
  • 120 g margarine or plant based butter
  • 3 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground sweet paprika
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 200 g buffalo hot sauce
  • 2 tbsp olive oil optional to reusable baking sheet
  • pepper to taste
For the vegan Ranch Sauce
  • 150 g cashews
  • 150 g oat milk or other plant based milk
  • 1 generous squeeze of fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 180 Celsius.

    In a mixing bowl, mix the flour, the garlic powder, cumin, paprika and salt.

    Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Bites
  2. Add the milk and whisk until the batter is blended.

    Dip the cauliflower florets in the batter, followed by the bread crumbs. Spread them out on an baking sheet (covered by reusable baking liner or oil the surface )

    Bake them for 25 minutes.

    Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Bites
  3. In the meantime, prepare the Buffalo Sauce: melt the butter and mix in the hot buffalo sauce.

    After 25 minutes baking, spoon them over the cauliflower bites.

    Then back they go for another 10 minutes of baking, until they are tender.

    Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Bites
  4. During the last 10 minutes of baking, you can make the Ranch Sauce.

    Put the cashews, spices and lemon juice and the oat milk in the food processor and blitz until it's smooth.

    Chop up some celery and serve everything together whilst it's hot. Garnish with some fresh cilantro.


    Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Bites
  5. Tip: save the cauliflower leaves, roast them for 15 minutes (same time as the cauliflower bites) and don't waste them. They are delicious, like roasted kale and go well perfectly with the Ranch Sauce!

    roasted cauliflower leaves

If you enjoyed this Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Bites With Buffalo and Ranch Sauce Recipe, you might like other “veganised” meal recipes from my cook book:

Vegan Bean Stew With Chilli And Cocoa Recipe

Simple, Soft Vegan Cheese Biscuits Recipe

Vegan Aubergine Katsu Curry

Super Simple Japanese Vegetable Tempura Recipe

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