Batter dipped and Air Fried, these Crowd Pleasing Cauliflower Bites are the perfect Low Calorie snack or side dish. Add a little Hot Sauce and turn them into Buffalo Cauliflower Bites!
What Exactly are Cauliflower Bites?
Cauliflower Bites are small bite sized cauliflower florets battered in your favorite flour and seasoning that can then be baked, air fried or oven roasted and turned into the perfect crispy crunchy healthy snack or appetizer. Sometimes called Cauliflower wings when bathed in hot sauce.
Are Cauliflower Bites Healthy?
Cauliflower is very low in calories and high in vitamins. One cup of cauliflower is only 25 calories and has 3 grams of fiber. Loaded with vitamins and nutrients such as Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, Folate, Pantothenic Acid, Potassium, Manganese, Magnesium and Phosphorus...basically every vitamin that you need in one vegetable.
How Many Calories are in these Air Fried Cauliflower Bites?
This Cauliflower Recipe makes about 40 Bites with one head of Cauliflower and averages about 158 calories for 10 crispy cauliflower bites. The perfect Low Calorie Healthy snack.
Can I use Breadcrumbs for Extra Crispiness?
Yes you can use Hot & Crispy Seasoned Panko Breadcrumbs, Italian Seasoned Breadcrumbs or Whole Wheat Seasoned Breadcrumbs which I like to use. Note if you use breadcrumbs the Carb and Calorie count will double to about 20 grams of carbs per serving and 104 calories per serving.
Can I make Low Carb Keto Friendly Bread Crumbs?
Yes...instead of using traditional breadcrumbs try using crushed pork rinds as a delicious low carb breading or for an even healthier bread crumb mix take some cauliflower rice mix with some spice and air fry it for 10-15 minutes and then let it air dry for 30 minutes and then use that as a crispy low carb breading.
How Many Carbs are in Baked Cauliflower Bites?
These delicious Cauliflower Bites are baked in the Air Fryer and only have 10.7 carbs per serving. The perfect snack if you are following a Low Carb Keto Diet or need to watch your carb intake due to Diabetes.
Are these Cauliflower Bites Vegan?
These tasty Cauliflower Bites are 100% Vegan friendly. By using Almond Flour and Almond Milk no worries about staying on track with your vegan diet.
Yes you can...try a Low Sodium Soy Sauce for Dipping if you don't like it hot.
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How should I serve Cauliflower Bites?
These little delectable snacks should be served fresh out of the Air Fryer with your favorite dipping sauces.
What kind of Dipping Sauces should I use?
Soy Sauce with Wasabi Sesame Seeds
Black Bean Dip
Light Ranch Dressing
Greek Yogurt Dip
How do I cook Cauliflower Bites?
Why Air Fry?
I love my Air Fryer and use it several times a week, it has become a staple in my kitchen. Cooking with an Air Fryer is better for your health, deep fried foods are loaded with fat and calories which can lead to serious health conditions.
With the Air Fryer you only use a couple of sprays of Olive Oil which makes your meals in the Air Fryer much lighter. You will not feel bloated and lethargic after you eat like you would after a greasy burger and fries.
How Long does it take to Air Fry?
Most dishes prepared in the Air Fryer can be prepared in a fraction of the time that they would take in a traditional oven. If you are always on the go and do not have a lot of time to spend cooking than an Air Fryer is perfect for you.
Are you Carb Conscious?
This recipe uses Almond Flour in place of regular flour. Almond Flour is a great alternative to traditional wheat flour. It's low in carbs, packed with nutrients and has a slightly sweeter taste. Almond Flour may also provide more health benefits than traditional wheat flour, such as reducing "bad" LDL cholesterol and insulin resistance.
Why is eating Low Carb better for you?
When you consume carbohydrates, they are converted into simple sugars known as glucose in your bloodstream. They are your main fuel source. Without sufficient carbs available as fuel, your body will start burning fat to keep you moving. Basically lowering your Carb intake will make it easier to burn fat and lose weight.
Why is everyone trying Low Carb and Keto?
Lowering your carbs to below 100 grams per day is beneficial for weightloss and also promotes overall good health, energy and vitality. The Keto Diet limits your intake of carbs to less than 50 grams per day and eliminates junk and processed foods allowing you to eat clean, whole food for better overall health and wellness.
I follow the Weight Watchers program and incorporate low carb, so it is a blend of both. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different types of food that is the only way you are going to discover your best healthy life.
What are the Benefits of Eating Low Carb Foods?
When you eat food Lower in Carbs it reduces your appetite which in turn causes you to consume fewer calories.
Quickstart to Weightloss
Reduces harmful abdominal fat.
Reduces Blood Sugar and Insulin Levels
Why Are Low Carb Foods Better for you?
Low Carb eating results in weight loss.
Eliminates those pesky out of control cravings.
Stabilizes Blood Sugar and consequently the appetite.
Reducing carbohydrate consumption and replacing them with protein and healthy fats will reduce overall calorie consumption and aid in losing weight.
Reduces Belly Fat.
Aids in maintaining a Healthy Blood Pressure.
I enhance my recipe’s by adding Low Carb and Keto friendly food swaps which make the recipe better and healthier for you.
What Kitchen Tools do I need for this Cauliflower Recipe?
An Air Fryer
Is an Air Fryer easy to clean?
When you finish cooking in your Air Fryer there is no excess grease to clean up or discard like you would have if were traditionally frying. No oil splatters on the stove or countertops. Just remove your basket and rinse with soap and water easy peasy!
Are you a Weight Watcher?
If you follow my Blog you probably already know I am a lifetime member of Weight Watchers and I like to point all of my Recipes with the WW Smart Points System.
These Crowd Pleasing Cauliflower Bites are only 3 Smart Points for one serving which is about 10 cauliflower bites. Weight Watchers has 3 New Programs right now to make it easier to enjoy the foods you love and still lose weight.
I was following the Purple Plan which was good but a little too lenient for me so I have switched over to the Blue Plan and the pounds are going down again happy to report. If you want the new WW Food Lists for each plan just click here.
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Ingredients to Make Cauliflower Bites:
¾ Cup of Almond Flour, Plus a little extra for dusting
1 Teaspoon of Garlic Powder
1 Teaspoon of Onion Powder
1 Pinch of Paprika
½ Teaspoon of Chili Powder
1 Pinch of Red Pepper Flakes..if you like some spice
½ Teaspoon of Salt
¼ teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper
½ cup of Almond Milk
½ Cup of Water
1 Head of Cauliflower, cut into florets
- Pre heat Air Fryer to 360 Degrees F
- Stir together Almond Flour, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Paprika, Red Pepper Flakes and Pepper in a mixing bowl.
- Gradually whisk in Almond Milk then water with your Flour and Spice mixture until your batter is smooth and lump free.
- Dust Cauliflower Florets with some Almond Flour, shaking off excess. Drop into the Batter to coat, turning so the entire floret is coated.
- Spray Air Fryer basket with cooking spray. Arrange battered cauliflower in the Air Fryer basket in a single layer.
- Cook for 20-25 minutes until golden brown and crisp, gently shaking basket a few times during cooking. You can cook an extra 5-10 minutes if you like them super crispy.
- Remove from Air Fryer and let cool briefly before serving.
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