Cauliflower Buffalo Wings – A healthy snack for the Super Bowl
One thing I enjoy most about the Super Bowl is having a reason to get together with friends. There’s always tons of food, bad commercials, and of course the big game. But after past parties, it seemed like I would often feel sluggish and bloated for the next couple of days. While all the junk food seemed like a good idea at the time, regret would often follow.
So last year I took it into my hands to find something different. During my search, I ended up coming across this recipe. I don’t know about you, but it seems like cauliflower has become the do-it-all vegetable. Between cauliflower rice, cauliflower pizza crust, and now these cauliflower wings, it has become one of the most versatile vegetables and a low-carb eater’s dream. Plus, turns out the recipe is actually delicious and a huge hit! All of my friends were raving about it.
Besides the health benefits that these bites offer, they also come together super easy. Probably easier than actual buffalo wings. Which means these are the perfect answer for when you’re craving a little spice. Whether it’s for your Super Bowl shindig, holiday party, or simply a regular Sunday afternoon, these are guaranteed to fill you up without leaving you feeling lethargic.
A quick note about the ingredients – when I first read this I was super worried that I either wouldn’t be able to find garbanzo bean flour or that it would be really expensive. Luckily, I can say that I was wrong! I found this in my local grocery store (in the “health food” area) and an entire package was only a couple of bucks. So don’t let it scare you away!
- 1 medium head cauliflower, chopped into bite-size pieces
- 1/2 cup garbanzo bean flour
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon melted butter
- 2/3 cup hot sauce
– Preheat oven to 450ºF. In a mixing bowl, combine flour, water, garlic powder, and salt. Whisk together until smooth.
– Toss cauliflower in batter, making sure each piece is coated. Place battered cauliflower on a lightly greased, nonstick baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes, turning cauliflower halfway through.
– Combine melted butter and hot sauce in a large bowl. When cauliflower is done, remove it from the oven and gently toss it in the hot sauce mixture. Place cauliflower back on the baking sheet and cook for an additional 25 minutes until crispy.
Nutritional Info (1 serving – entire recipe makes 4 servings): 117 calories, 2.1 g total fat (0.8 g sat fat), 16.5 g carbs, 5.6 g fiber, 3.2 g sugar, 6.1 g protein
Looking for another healthy recipe to try? Check out my quick and easy apple cinnamon overnight oats!
Would you try these cauliflower buffalo bites?