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Keto Buffalo Cauliflower Bites: Your Ultimate Snack Solution

Keto Buffalo Cauliflower Bites: Your Ultimate Snack Solution

April 20, 2023 5 min read

We've already introduced you to our keto take on traditional American dishes such as chicken fried steak, pork rind pickles or Nashville chicken fried steaks. All these mythical dishes arrived on PorkRinds.com with a special low-carb twist.

Now, that you've treated yourself to our chicken wings and our heavenly deserts, are you ready for the most mouthwatering low carb snack to ever grace your taste buds?Well, buckle up, because we're diving into the world of low carb buffalo cauliflower bites! 

This scrumptiousketo buffalo cauliflower bites recipe is the perfect solution to all your snacking desires, with minimal carbs. Trust us, you'll be hooked after just one bite.

Keto Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

Buffalo cauliflower bites have been taking the world by storm, and we've put a pork rind twist on this popular dish to make it even more irresistible.

Looking for healthy recipes to fill you up on a low carb diet? This roasted cauliflower low carb delicacy is the perfect side dish for those following a healthy lifestyle, as it's packed with flavor and stays within the diet's guidelines.

This recipe hits all those checkboxes while still delivering a satisfying crunch and a burst of tangy, spicy goodness.

If you are craving buffalo wings with hot sauce but want to try something lighter, you can try our easy low carb cauliflower recipe with delicious buffalo sauce. This is why they are also sometimes called cauliflower hot wings or buffalo cauliflower wings.

Buffalo Cauliflower Bites Ingredients

To create this masterpiece, you'll need the following ingredients for the dip and the cauliflower:

For the dip:

  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper (for the hot sauce mixture)
  • 1 tsp. buffalo wing sauce
  • 1 scallion, finally chopped
  • 1/4 cup blue cheese crumbles

For the cauliflower:

  • 1/3 cup buffalo hot wings sauce
  • 1/2 cup Southern Recipe Small Batch pork rinds, crushedor whirred up in a food processor
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch (coconut flour or almond flour mixture)
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp. cold seltzer
  • 1 head of cauliflower, cut into bite-sized pieces(You can easily break the pieces apart into cauliflower florets or you can also use frozen cauliflower florets).

These low-carb ingredients ensure that you're staying true to your healthy lifestyle while still enjoying a tasty treat.

Southern Recipe Small Batch pork rinds, for example, are an excellent low carb alternative to traditional bread crumbs, and sour cream adds a delicious creaminess to the dip.

And let's not forget the star of the show: buffalo wing sauce, which gives our cauliflower bites that irresistible kick.

Cauliflower is a fantastic low carb, gluten free alternative for many recipes and a nutritional powerhouse packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Plus, it's incredibly versatile and can be used in a wide range of dishes.

Step-by-Step Instructions

Now that we've gathered all the necessary ingredients, it's time to make some magic happen. Follow these detailed steps to prepare the buffalo cauliflower keto bites and dip:

Preparing the low carb cauliflower bites:

  1. Preheat an air fryer to 400 degrees F.
  2. Start by cutting the cauliflower into bite-sized pieces, making sure they're all evenly sized for even cooking.
  3. In a medium or large bowl, combine the crushed pork rinds, cornstarch, baking powder, and cold seltzer. Whisk until completely combined. You can also combine them using a large Ziploc bag.
  4. Dip each cauliflower piece into the batter, ensuring that they are evenly coated.
  5. Place the coated cauliflower florets into a greased air-fryer basket. Cook the coated florets for 10-15 minutes on 400 degrees F or until they are golden brown and crispy. You can use a vegetable oil like olive oil or coconut oil to air fry the bites, as these oils have a very high smoke point, a neutral flavor and they are rich in heart-healthy unsaturated fats.

Preparing the dip:

  1. While the cauliflower is air-frying, mix together the sour cream, lemon juice, salt, black pepper, buffalo wing sauce, scallion, and blue cheese crumbles in a small bowl. Unsalted butter or heavy cream can also be used as replacements if you're out of sour cream but we promise it's worth making a quick visit to the grocery store!

Servings:

3-5 Hungry People

Tips & Tricks:

To ensure your cauliflower bites come out perfectly, make sure you don't overcrowd the air fryer. Leaving enough space between the bites will allow them to cook evenly and get that desired crispy exterior.

Overcrowding your baskets could also extend the cauliflower bites' prep time. You can also bake these cauliflower wings. If using an oven, line a large baking sheet with parchment paper, oil spray the wire rack and place it on top. Cook in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until evenly roasted. 

 

Cauliflower Bites Serving Suggestions

Now that you've got your keto buffalo cauliflower bites and the dip ready, it's time to dig in! But first, let's talk about some creative serving suggestions and pairings for these delightful morsels:

  1. Arrange the buffalo cauliflower bites on a platter, and generously drizzle your favorite buffalo wing sauce over them. Don't be shy – the more sauce, the better!
  2. Place the dip in a small bowl, and serve it alongside the cauliflower bites. You can also serve it with your favorite dipping sauce, sprinkle some extra blue cheese crumbles or chopped scallions on top for a bit of extra pizzazz.

  3. Pair these keto buffalo cauliflower bites with other low carb dishes for a complete meal. Consider serving them with a fresh, crisp salad or a hearty, low carb soup for a satisfying and well-rounded feast.

  4. Hosting a game night or watching sports with friends? These buffalo cauliflower bites are the ultimate crowd-pleaser! Arrange them on a platter with other low carb finger foods like carrot sticks, stuffed mushrooms, cheese and veggie skewers, or jalapeño poppers for a keto-friendly spread that everyone will enjoy.

Keep Calm and Cauli On

These low-carb buffalo cauliflower bites are the ultimate snack solution. Not only are they delicious, but they also fit perfectly into a keto or low carb lifestyle. So go ahead, indulge in these spicy, tangy, and crispy bites without any guilt!

Don't worry, the nutrition calories and saturated fat content of our keto Buffalo cauliflower wings are MUCH lower than traditional Buffalo chicken wings.

If you want to experiment and tweak the recipe, you can also use almond milk, vegan butter or melted butter, garlic powder and onion powder to create your own buffalo sauce, or you could serve the keto cauliflower bites with ranch dressing or blue cheese dressing. Some keto recipes also use beaten eggs for coating each cauliflower floret for the dry ingredients to adhere better but be careful not to make them too moist.

We encourage you to try out this fantastic recipe and explore more cauliflower recipes to spice up your low carb journey. And don't forget to share your experiences with the cauliflower buffalo wings recipe in the comments below – we'd love to hear your thoughts and any tweaks you've made to make it even better.

Cauli you later!