Don’t knock it till you try it! This dish is so good! If you don’t own an airfryer I suggest you get one, STAT, but I’ll include the oven version nevertheless 😉
- 1 small head of cauliflower, cut into florets. Don’t go too small.
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 cup hot sauce (to be honest, I kind of eyeballed this amount, so I would start with 1/2 cup and add more if you need more to make sure you are not wasting all the hot sauce goodness!)
Instructions (makes 4 servings)
- Preheat your air fryer (if needed) to 350 F and put in the grill bottom if you have one. It will also work with the regular basket bottom. Make sure to spray the bottom of the basket with non stick cooking spray.
- Mix the almond flour, garlic powder, black pepper and paprika in a medium bowl.
- Add the milk and mix well.
- Dip each cauliflower floret into the flour mixture to completely coat it and lay on a plate to rest.
- Once all the florets are coated put them in a single layer in the air fryer, try not to let them touch each other.
- Air fry for 10 minutes.
- Fill a small bowl with the hot sauce.
- After air frying the cauliflower for 10 minutes, take them out and put them on a plate. Dip each floret in the hot sauce to coat completely before putting them back into the air fryer.
- Fry the florets for another 10 minutes.
- Put on a plate and serve with sugar free blue cheese dressing/dipping sauce.
What I’ve learned…
- You can make this dish in both the air fryer and the oven. I haven’t tried them in the oven yet, but the initial recipe said to put them in the oven on 450 F for 10 minutes after coating them in the flour mixture, and then again for 10 minutes after coating them in the hot sauce. I would imagine they would come out better if you place them on a small cooling rack over a cookie sheet to make them crispier.
- Cauliflower is a great source of vitamin C and folate and a good source of fiber and vitamin K. It is also rich in phytochemicals and antioxidants, two naturally occurring compounds thought to play a role in preventing chronic diseases.
Carbs: 6 g
Fiber: 3 g
Fat: 9 g
Protein: 3 g
Source: Initial recipe posted on Instragram by @kalejunkie