Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

With the Super Bowl just around the corner, these Buffalo Cauliflower Bites will make the perfect, healthy appetizer!

buffalo cauliflower

Buffalo Wings are almost essential to a Super Bowl spread, but aren’t very healthy.  They are usually fried and then smothered in butter and hot sauce.  Not that butter is a bad thing…

buffalo cauliflower

Cauliflower is pretty popular right now.  It’s very healthy for you, and there are so much that you can make!  I used the cauliflower as a “nugget”, dredged it and then used an air fryer to “fry” it.  If you haven’t used an air fryer before, and you get the chance to use one, do it!  It is a much healthier way to cook, and takes very little time.  I used an air fryer, but have included the instructions for baking in the oven.


Buffalo Cauliflower Bites will make the perfect appetizer on Sunday, and I won’t feel guilty about eating them at all!  Serve them up with some Homemade Ranch Dressing and enjoy!


1 head cauliflower, cut into florets/bite sized pieces
1 – 1 1/2 cups milk
1/2 cup flour
1 tbsp salt
1/2 tbsp black pepper
2 tsp paprika
1 tsp onion powder

1/2 stick butter, melted
1/4 – 1 cup (or more) hot sauce, depending on how spicy you like them

1 recipe Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing


Preheat air fryer to 390 degrees (425 degrees if using oven).

Spray/brush fryer basket with oil.

Mix flour, milk and spices in a large bowl until combined, like pancake batter.


Toss cauliflower in batter.  Using tongs, toss around until cauliflower is fully covered.  Shake off excess batter and place in a single layer in air fryer basket or on a baking sheet lined with parchment (if using oven).

Cook for 10 minutes.  If using oven, cook for 15 minutes, turn and cook for another 10-15 minutes.


Meanwhile, mix butter and hot sauce to desired heat level.


Immediately, put cauliflower in a large bowl and toss with sauce.  Serve right away with Homemade Ranch Dressing.

Get the printable version of this recipe below:

Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

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