Jan 10, 2017

Baked Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

Happy New Year, everyone! I hope you all had an amazing holiday and a great time ringing in the new year!

Since it's that time of the year, when everyone decides to start working off those Christmas cookies and eat healthier, I thought I'd share a healthier side dish alternative. I'm 10 days into the Revolution: 31 Days of Yoga, so with that, I also want to try to add some more vegetables back into my diet. I love vegetables and already eat them tons, but I'm trying to swap out some other foods with a better option.

And you know, the Super Bowl is coming up, and these would be perfect at the party - and no one would make fun of them because they're just so good.

I've seen this recipe many, many times on Pinterest, so I had to try it out. I love Buffalo chicken, I love cauliflower. What could go wrong? And because they're baked (AND they're a vegetable), they're not AS bad as chicken that was swimming in oil. Not that there's anything wrong with that.
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Baked Buffalo Cauliflower Bites
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Total time: 35 minutes

What you need:
- 1 head of cauliflower
- 2-3 eggs
- 1 cup flour
- 1-2 cups breadcrumbs
- 1/2-1 cup Buffalo wing sauce

What to do:
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees Farenheit
2. Cut cauliflower into bite size pieces, and thoroughly wash.
3. Coat cauliflower in flour, egg, then breadcrumbs (repeat egg and breadcrumbs if you want an extra crunchy coating).
4. Dip breaded cauliflower pieces in buffalo wing sauce, and place on a baking pan with baking spray (use foil for easier clean up!).
5. Bake 10 minutes, flip cauliflower, then bake another 10-15 minutes.
6. Serve with ranch or blue cheese dressing on the side, and enjoy!

* I forgot to flip my cauliflower halfway through baking, so the bottom wasn't entirely crispy, but it still turned out fine.
* If you don't have buffalo wing sauce, you can also use a mixture of buffalo sauce and melted butter.
* For extra crunchy pieces, try breading your cauliflower, baking it 15-20 minutes, THEN carefully coat in buffalo sauce and bake another 20 minutes.
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I have to admit, I wasn't sure what to think of these at first, but they were actually really good! No, they're not chicken, but it really didn't make a big difference. I'll definitely be making them again!

If you try these, let me know how they were and what you think of them!

Happy veggie eating!

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