Healthy Eats: Cauliflower ‘buffalo wings’ a twist on an American favorite

buffalo featureThese healthy “buffalo wings” were an internet sensation last year, and why not? They taste like chicken — seriously — and are incredibly healthy.

If you do try these, share your finished “wings” on Instagram with your favorite dip. The recipe is super-simple. Feel free to substitute the whole wheat flour with all-purpose white or almond flour, depending on your dietary needs.

buffalo ingredientsIngredients:

• 1 head of cauliflower

• ½ cup almond milk (though, any milk will do)

• ½ cup water

• ¾ cup whole Wheat Flour

• ¾ cup of your favorite hot sauce/buffalo sauce (it needs to have a smooth texture)

• 1 TBSP melted butter

• 2 tsp garlic powder

• 2 tsp cumin

1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

2. Rinse and cut cauliflower into bite size pieces.

buffalo chop

3. Combine flour, milk, spices, and water in a gallon size bag. Use more water to thin if you desire.

buffalo ziploc

4. Add the cauliflower in the mixture, shake, and then place on a lined baking sheet. Place in oven for 20 minutes or until golden.

buffalo postbake

5. While baking, melt the butter with hot sauce in a saucepan. Bring to a little simmer then remove from heat. Once the cauliflower is done baking, add to the saucepan.

buffalo sauce

6. Place the florets a second time in the oven for 10 minutes. And that’s it, you’re done: A healthy version of an American favorite.

buffalo sauce preoven

Jillian 2Jillian Campbell Scheibe, CHC, is a nutrition enthusiast and the owner of Health Rebel. She seeks to help people develop ways to incorporate healthy habits into their lives, without resigning to a one-size-fits-all regimen. At Being808, she shares recipes that are packed with nutrition and taste, and blogs about small things you can do to live a healthier lifestyle. Follow her on Twitter @health_rebel.

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