BBQ Cauliflower Bites | Gluten Free & Vegan Snack
BBQ Cauliflower Bites a.k.a. Vegan BBQ Cauliflower WINGS!
These BBQ cauliflower bites are fuel-filled and finger-lickin’ good! All of the luscious, barbecue-y goodness of chicken wings, packed into wholesome veggies. Coated in this sauce, cauliflower florets eerily resemble chicken wings—making for a fun, healthy eating experience! Plus, these BBQ cauliflower bites are completely VEGAN! Woohoo! Perfect for #meatlessmonday.
You may have seen buffalo cauliflower floating around the interweb—or maybe even my own recipe on YouTube or in my eBooks. Now, this is really where using cauliflower as “chicken wings” began. But there’s no reason for it to end there. After all, I’m not even a huge fan of the zesty Buffalo flavor… Hence, the creation of these savory-sweet BBQ cauliflower bites!
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Keeping your BBQ Cauliflower Bites Low in Sugar & Full of Flavor
Barbecue sauce doesn’t have to be terrible for you—the problem is usually in added sugars. So, do your best to read the label and find one that’s lower in sugar. It’ll be just as delicious and keep your BBQ cauliflower bites dish on the healthier side. To start, aim to find a variety with 4-5g sugar per serving. You can always make your own, too!
With just a few simple ingredients and very few steps, you’ll go from raw, boring cauliflower, to soft, flavorful BBQ cauliflower bites! But, I encourage you to get creative here. You could totally sub out the barbecue for other sauces your family loves! I’d be excited to try a teriyaki version, honey mustard, chipotle, or even something as simple as ranch dressing!
Honestly, cauliflower is one of my favorite vegetables. It’s less-bad tasting because it’s more neutral, which also makes it great as a substitute in various dishes. I’ve done cauliflower Alfredo sauce, substituted potatoes for cauliflower in mashes, used cauliflower rice in place of actual rice, turned cauliflower into hummus, veggie patties, and more! And, of course, we can’t forget the famous cauliflower pizza crust! Seriously, the options are endless with this diverse vegetable.
And, cauliflower is also nutritionally prime—being low in calories, high in fiber, and high in vitamins in minerals! It’s also a sneaky superfood that’s rich in antioxidants that can reduce inflammation and fend of chronic diseases. So, these BBQ cauliflower bites aren’t just a tasty vegan snack? They’re also a disease-fighting super-snack?! Folks, dreams DO come true.
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To Cauliflower, or To Broccoli?
Often, people ask: “can this be done with broccoli?” The answer: totally!
But, to be honest, these BBQ cauliflower bites are just plain better as cauliflower bites. The texture of broccoli just doesn’t roast up the same! And, it really still tastes more like a vegetable than not. Granted, the alliteration of BBQ broccoli bites has a bit of a better ring to it than BBQ Cauliflower bites… Ultimately, the choice is yours!Print