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Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower

  • Author: Lindsay Cotter
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 14 minutes
  • Total Time: 16 minutes
  • Yield: 3-4 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian


This air fryer buffalo cauliflower can be made in the air fryer or baked in the oven for a nutritious snack full of flavor! Vegan and low carb. 


Units Scale
  • 1 pound (around 400g cauliflower florets)
  • coconut or olive oil cooking oil spray (or 1 teaspoon olive oil)
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion salt or kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried dill or 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh dill
  • Pinch of ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup buffalo sauce. (For a whole 30 option, I used Primal Kitchen Or New Primal)


  1. Place the cauliflower in a large bowl, and toss it with olive oil or coconut oil spray.
  2. In a second small bowl, whisk together the spices and dried herbs.
  3. Coat the cauliflower in buffalo sauce, and add in the spices and dried herbs.
  4. Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  5. Once the air fryer has preheated, add the cauliflower making sure it is evenly spaced.
  6. Air fry for 12-14 minutes shaking the cauliflower halfway through cooking.

Baking Option:

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Toss the cauliflower in buffalo sauce and herbs.
  3. Place the prepared cauliflower on a lightly greased baking pan.
  4. Bake the cauliflower for 20 minutes.
  5. For extra crispy cauliflower florets, set the oven to broil for the last 1-2 minutes.


For crispier cauliflower, air fry closer to 14 minutes than 12.

  • Category: vegan
  • Method: air fryer
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 39
  • Sugar: 2.6 g
  • Sodium: 961.8 mg
  • Fat: .5
  • Saturated Fat: .2
  • Carbohydrates: 7.6
  • Fiber: 2.8
  • Protein: 2.8
  • Cholesterol: 0

Keywords: snack, air fryer, buffalo sauce, cauliflower, vegan, paleo, low carb, appetizer