These easy keto spicy peanut cauliflower bites make a delicious low carb, dairy-free and gluten-free appetizer, side dish or snack. Cauliflower florets roasted in a spicy peanut butter sauce are very tasty and ready in 30 minutes. They are are great for Game Day too.
I see a lot of cauliflower "wings" recipes which slightly disturb me as a vegetarian and a love for cauliflower. I guess this is because the sauce used is similar to chicken wing dishes? I would rather call them cauliflower bites then wings. But feel free to slather this sauce over your chicken wings too! The spicy peanut butter sauce is very similar to a Satay sauce
We enjoy these as a last minute snack after a night out as it's quick to make with minimum fuss.
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I have used this sauce on chicken too (breast strips, not wings) for the Chief Taster which he enjoyed. You could take this sauce and cook it on any part of the chicken or a vegetable you wanted. I loved these keto-friendly spicy cauliflower bites and label them as a snack or starter since there is a tendency to scoff the whole plate in one go (might be just us though..)!
For the peanut butter we used 100% and smooth. Crunchy peanut butter could be used but always check the ingredients for added sugar.
I didn't add salt to this recipe as I find the tamari sauce adds a salty taste, but by all means, season these cauliflower bites to your own taste.
HOW TO MAKE KETO SPICY PEANUT CAULIFLOWER BITES
This easy low carb cauliflower appetizer recipe is so simple. You smother the cauliflower florets in a spicy peanut butter sauce and roast them.
Mix the sauce ingredients until smooth
Toss cauliflower bites with the sauce
Place the cauliflower bites on a baking sheet and bake
Eat and enjoy!
Feel free to play around with the spices. Some hotter chili powder would be a great addition if you like the heat. Just beware, that these spicy peanut cauliflower bites are very delicious and it is very hard to only eat a couple.
You could play around with the spices and add extra heat. Perhaps ginger or cumin would give it an extra flavor. A dash of our sugar free hot sauce would certainly add a kick!
If you have any leftovers, store them in an air tight container and they will keep in the fridge for up to 4 days.
CAN THESE CAULIFLOWER BITES BE MADE AHEAD?
To make ahead, mix the spicy sauce, toss the cauliflower florets and keep them in an air tight container until you are ready to cook.
CAN THESE BE COOKED IN AN AIR FRYER?
These tasty keto cauliflower bites can also be cooked in the air fryer. Keep the temperature the same as the oven and air fry for 10-15 minutes.
CAN ALMOND BUTTER BE USED?
If you have a peanut allergy than almond butter or even sunflower seed butter could be substituted.
MORE LOW CARB CAULIFLOWER RECIPES TO LOVE
If you enjoy cauliflower as a low carb appetizer or snack, try cauliflower buffalo wings or any of these easy recipes.
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Spicy Peanut Cauliflower Bites
- 1 Cauliflower, cut into florets
- 2 tablespoons Peanut butter
- 2 tablespoons Coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon Tamari sauce
- ½ tablespoon Lime juice
- ½ teaspoon Garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon Paprika
- 1 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
- Pre-heat the oven to 200C/400F degrees
- Mix all the ingredients (except the cauliflower) in a bowl until you have a smooth batter.
- Add the cauliflower florets and stir to get a covering of the sauce all over the florets
- Place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and cook for 25-30 minutes.
- Eat and enjoy!
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