A plate of crispy air fryer buffalo cauliflower covered inn buffalo sauce. Also on the plate is cut up celery, a ramekin of ranch, and a ramekin of buffalo sauce.
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Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower

These Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower wings have a crispy breading on the outside, perfectly tender cauliflower on the inside, and tossed in a delicious homemade buffalo sauce. The outcome is the best appetizer, party food, and snack that everyone will go nuts over. Naturally gluten free, dairy free, paleo, and Whole30 approved.
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower, Buffalo Cauliflower, Buffalo Cauliflower Bites, Cauliflower Buffalo Wings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 274kcal
Author Kelly



  • In a small bowl mix together the almond flour, tapioca flour, chili powder, paprika, cayenne, and salt and pepper. In another small bowl, add the whisked eggs. Set up an assembly line with cauliflower florets, eggs, and flour mixture.
  • Bread the cauliflower by dipping it in the egg mixture, making sure it is fully coated and getting into the nooks and crannies. Roll in the flour mixture, fully coating and shaking off any excess. Place on a plate or large baking sheet and repeat with remaining cauliflower.
  • Spray the bottom of you air fryer basket with oil (I used avocado oil spray). Place breaded cauliflower in your air fryer basket, evenly spreading out and leaving room in between pieces so the air can easily flow through. Spray cauliflower with a light coating of avocado oil. Close drawer, set air fryer on manual at 375°F for 15 minutes. Depending on the size of your air fryer, you will probably have to cook the cauliflower in two batches to make sure they are not overcrowded.
  • When the cauliflower is almost done, either make or heat up the buffalo sauce.
  • Once cauliflower is done, add to a large bowl and pour buffalo sauce over cauliflower. Carefully mix to coat the cauliflower. Make sure to mix carefully as you don't want the breading to come off. Serve with ranch or blue cheese, carrots, celery, and more hot sauce and enjoy!


Skip the Breading
If you are tight on time or don't have the breading ingredients, you can skip if it you want. Simply just toss the cauliflower in your buffalo sauce and cook in the air fryer for 15-20 minutes at 400 degrees until golden brown.
To pan fry:
Follow this method for this popcorn chicken. All you need to do is add about 3/4-1 cup of oil to a large skillet and let it get hot. Fry the cauliflower in batches, making sure not to over crowd them. Then just toss in the sauce and you are set!
To bake in the oven:
I haven't tried this, but bake at 400 for 20-25 minutes until golden brown and cooked through. Then just toss in the buffalo sauce.


Serving: 1/4 of recipe | Calories: 274kcal | Carbohydrates: 19.3g | Protein: 9.5g | Fat: 18.2g | Saturated Fat: 5.6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2.9g | Potassium: 342mg | Fiber: 3.5g | Sugar: 3.5g | Vitamin A: 347IU | Vitamin C: 49mg | Calcium: 623mg | Iron: 2mg