Baked Buffalo Bites
Like buffalo sauce? You will love this recipe for baked buffalo bites of cauliflower, tofu, or tempeh, and the planet will be happy due to the low carbon footprint! Don’t be daunted by the directions, which sound a bit complicated. The prep is actually really fun and pretty quick, and the bites are sooo delicious. My family loves them best made out of cauliflower (a great way to increase your vegetable intake), and next best out of firm tofu.
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and lightly oil a baking sheet.
  2. Set up four bowls in series. The first and third should each contain 1/2 of the soymilk (or other alternative milk in the recipe (2/3 cup in each bowl). The second bowl will have the flour through the black pepper, and the fourth will have the breadcrumbs.
  3. Break a large cauliflower head into bite sized pieces. Pick up each piece individually and dip it into each of the four bowls sequentially. Place each bite onto the baking sheet in a single layer.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes, flip, then bake another 10 minutes, or slightly longer so the batter on each piece is dry.
  5. You can toss these in straight Frank’s or a similar Lousiana-style sauce, or you can mix ½ cup of Frank’s with 2 T margarine and 1 T ketchup.
Recipe Notes

If you are using firm tofu instead of cauliflower, you can just slice it up straight out of the container, and start dipping. If you are using tempeh, it may taste better if you boil or steam it first (see the link above).