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Cauliflower florets topped with hot sauce and served in a bowl with celery sticks. Bleu cheese dressing is placed at the top right of the bowl.

Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

Katerina | Diethood
Easy, healthy, perfectly spicy Buffalo Cauliflower Bites prepared in the Air Fryer! 
Servings : 4 Serves
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 1 head cauliflower, cut into florets (you'll need about 4 to 5 cups)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ cup Frank's Red Hot Sauce
  • ½ cup almond flour, or all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons dried parsley
  • ½ tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Lawry's Seasoning Salt


  • Place cauliflower florets in a large mixing bowl and set aside.
  • Melt butter; stir in olive oil and hot sauce until thoroughly combined.
  • Pour the hot sauce mixture over the cauliflower; mix around until all cauliflower florets are coated.
  • In a separate bowl whisk together almond flour, dried parsley, garlic powder, and seasoning salt.
  • Sprinkle about a handful at a time of almond flour mixture over the cauliflower; gently mix until everything is coated.
  • Transfer half of the prepared cauliflower to the air fryer.
  • Air fry at 350˚F for 15 minutes, shaking a couple times during the cooking process. Cauliflower is done when the florets are a bit browned, but not mushy.
  • Remove cauliflower from the Air Fryer; set aside and keep covered.
  • Repeat the same process with the remaining cauliflower florets.
  • Serve with celery sticks and bleu cheese dressing.


  • DO NOT crowd the air fryer pan. If you crowd it, the cauliflower bites will turn out soggy. This is why you want to cook the cauliflower in two batches. You need to have enough airflow to go all around each piece.
  • For more crunch, put cauliflower bites under the broiler for 2 minutes, then serve. 
  • Place prepared cauliflower florets on a foil-lined pan and bake for 15 minutes at 450˚F. Gently stir the cauliflower halfway through cooking.


Calories: 204 kcal | Carbohydrates: 12 g | Protein: 6 g | Fat: 17 g | Saturated Fat: 5 g | Cholesterol: 15 mg | Sodium: 1602 mg | Potassium: 482 mg | Fiber: 5 g | Sugar: 3 g | Vitamin A: 204 IU | Vitamin C: 71 mg | Calcium: 78 mg | Iron: 2 mg | Net Carbs: 7 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Appetizers, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: buffalo sauce, cauliflower, easy cauliflower recipe, keto dinner idea, keto side dishes, low carb recipe, low carb side dish