Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

A top down view of a platter full of Keto buffalo cauliflower bites

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Air fryer buffalo cauliflower bites are crispy, spicy, and delicious.  This classic appetizer has just 20 calories and 2g net carbs.


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buffalo cauliflower bites:

  • 1 head of cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 1/2 cup hot sauce
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour or oat fiber
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups panko bread crumbs or 1 (7oz bag) pork rinds

ranch dressing:

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 teaspoons vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon dried chives
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


Step 1.  If using pork rinds, add them to a food processor or high-powered blender and pulse until they reach the consistency of panko bread crumbs. 

Step 2.  In a large bowl, mix together cauliflower florets and hot sauce, until all pieces are completely coated with sauce.

Step 3.  Set up a station with 4 bowls: the bowl of cauliflower florets, a bowl of flour or oat fiber, the beaten eggs, and the bread crumbs or pork rinds.  Cover a large baking sheet with parchment paper and spray with cooking spray.

Step 4.  Roll the florets in flour, dip them in the eggs and then roll them in bread crumbs.  It's easiest to hold the cauliflower pieces by their stem and just bread the tops.  Place the florets on the cookie sheets.  Spray them with cooking spray.

Step 5.  You'll need to air fry them in batches.  Spray the bottom of the air fryer basket with cooking spray.  Use an oil mister rather than an aerosol cooking spray because it can ruin the nonstick surface of your air fryer.  Add the florets in a single layer.  Air fry them for 12-15 minutes, shaking at minute 5.

Step 6.  Whisk together all ingredients for ranch dressing and serve with the Air Fryer Cauliflower Wings along with some celery and carrot sticks.


OVEN METHOD:  Bake at 400 degrees F for 25-30 minutes until just beginning to brown.

Nutritional info is for the Keto version of the recipe that uses pork rinds and oat fiber.


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