Buffalo Cauliflower? Say what??

Delicious… Seriously don’t let the title fool you.
This stuff was just like boneless buffalo wings (minus the chicken of course, but the taste & texture mmm you could totally trick yourself if you let yourself). Who’s not looking to add some extra veggies into their families menu in a fun way right?!

example A below: my son is enjoying an egg yolk (yuck)

We’ve been working towards even healthier eating lately. {not that we weren’t before} The word Paleo has been thrown around quite a bit in our house. Honestly, I’m not sure we I can actually do that though, I love bread & cheese way too much to give them up completely. Personally, I’m a huge fan of just plain eating whole foods, minimal processed stuff, & burning more calories than you take in. It’s a pretty simple equation yet {as a personal trainer who saw soooo many different body types and lifestyles} I do understand it’s not that easy for anyone… it’s a Lifestyle people! ok ok enough on that, truth: i could go on for pages a long while, but I’ll spare you {for now}

back to our healthy recipe.
Buffalo Cauliflower
Source: thanks to Persnickety Plates for the original recipe.
Serves: 4+ as an appetizer 

1 head of cauliflower
{for batter}
1/2C all purpose flour (i used almond meal or whole wheat flour instead)
1/2C water
a few drops Franks Wing Sauce
1/4 tsp garlic powder (optional)
1/4 tsp onion powder (optional)
{for sauce}
1/4C Franks Wing Sauce
3 Tbsp salted butter, melted (optional or substitute)

Preheat oven to 450.
Line baking sheet with foil and spray (olive oil spray is my preference)
Wash head of cauliflower and cut into pieces. (think a good variety of sizes when you do this)
Mix together all of the batter ingredients in a medium sized bowl. (it should be pretty thick)
Dip each piece of the cauliflower into the batter, once evenly coated, place onto prepared baking sheet in a single layer.
Bake for about 15 minutes until the batter just hardens.
In a small bowl, mix together the sauce ingredients .
Remove cauliflower from oven and brush with buffalo sauce. Again make sure they are all evenly coated.
Put back into the oven to bake for a few minutes (5-7 does the trick), until the sauce is dried and cauliflower are mostly crispy.
Remove from oven, let cool and enjoy!

My sincerest apologies. The photos I took seem to be missing (or maybe my brain thinks I took them yet I forgot due to my crazy little toddler). Check out Persnickety Plates or my Pinterest for some great shots. Who knows, I’ll probably find them next week sometime when I least expect it right!

don’t be shy friends, give it a try this weekend!! And if you have any other great cauliflower ideas {or any veggie for that matter}, feel free to share. I’m looking forward to trying mashed *potatoes and pizza crust from them next.

Stay tuned for the happenings in our home, some delayed valentine goodies (I have a good excuse why this is delayed), and some toddler meal ideas!
Happy Weekend Friends!

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