A little crispy with some creamy, tangy spice, this easy air fryer buffalo cauliflower is finger lickin’ good! It’s a healthy low carb appetizer, snack or side that’s perfect for the Whole30 or Keto diet.

How to make air fried buffalo cauliflower

A simple recipe with only a few easy steps! Here’s what you do:

  1. Prepare the easy homemade buffalo sauce by mixing it in a bowl.
  2. Toss the cauliflower florets with the buffalo sauce to coat.
  3. Throw it in the air fryer for 15 minutes.

You’ll be popping these little crispy bites into your mouth in no time!

Close up of air fryer buffalo bites in a bowl with parsley topping

But why buffalo cauliflower bites?

I’ll admit, when I first thought of doing this recipe I was a little skeptical. I love buffalo wings, but could you really get any satisfaction out of eating buffalo cauliflower?

It turns out – yes you can! These crispy and tangy bites are perfect for:

  • A game day appetizer
  • Holiday parties
  • A fun and healthy side dish
  • Popping into your mouth straight out of the air fryer

Seriously, I don’t blame you if you eat these right out of the basket.

buffalo cauliflower bites on a white plate with celery sticks and ranch dressing on the side

Dipping options for healthy cauliflower bites

What is anything buffalo if it isn’t dipped in something creamy and delicious? These bites are great on their own, but if you want some healthy dipping options here you go:

Air fryer buffalo cauliflower in a bowl with ranch being poured on top

Some other low carb appetizers

Looking for some more easy keto appetizer recipes? Here are some options:

Your turn to try this Keto buffalo cauliflower

If you love anything with buffalo sauce, I know you’ll love these air fryer cauliflower bites! If you make it, leave a comment and rating below to let us know how it goes. Also, take a pic to share on Instagram. Tag us @realsimplegood so we can check it out, we love to see what you’re cooking!

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Easy Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower

A little crispy with some creamy, tangy spice, this easy air fryer buffalo cauliflower is a healthy keto appetizer that's finger lickin' good!


  • 6 cups (600 g) cauliflower florets, about 1 head

For the sauce:

For serving:

  • Chopped parsley
  • Celery sticks
  • Carrot sticks
  • Ranch sauce



  • Cut cauliflower into medium sized florets and place in a bowl.
  • Prepare the sauce by combining all of the sauce ingredients in a jar or pyrex cup and mixing well with a whisk.
  • Preheat air fryer (if yours preheats) to 375° Fahrenheit.
  • Just before you add the cauliflower to the air fryer, pour the buffalo sauce over the florets and toss to coat.
  • Place cauliflower in air fryer in an even layer with a little space between pieces. Avoid overcrowding your basket and cook in batches as needed.
  • Cook for 15 minutes, stirring halfway. The cauliflower will be tender and a little browned when it's done.
  • While cauliflower is cooking, prepare any optional toppings/serving items.
  • Once done, serve warm with any desired toppings/serving items.

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Nutrition details are per serving and an estimate provided for those following a Ketogenic or low-carb diet. The nutrition amounts do not include optional toppings/serving items for this recipe. See our full nutrition information disclosure here
Calories: 89kcal, Carbohydrates: 10g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Fiber: 4g
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