March 29, 2020

Make Your Own Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower

Curb your cauli-cravings and prepare one of our most sought after recipes in your own kitchen.

What a couple of weeks, huh? We miss you, and we’re anxious to get back to what we’re best at – film, food, and drinks. In the meantime, can’t help but notice on our social media streams and our inboxes that you’re missing the Alamo Drafthouse experience, and many of you are craving one specific dish: BUFFALO CAULIFLOWER.

If you're missing those vegan-friendly lightly breaded flavor morsels, we’re opening the vault on this much-loved recipe, re-formulated it for ease of cooking at home, and just in time to stave off those cauli-cravings at your next homebound movie party.

Buffalo Cauliflower

To start, we're going to grab all our ingredients before we begin breading the cauliflower.

  • 1 package frozen cauliflower florets (2 lbs.)
  • 1 cup AP flour
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (adjust to make it a little spicier)
  • 1 cup soy milk
  • 3 cups Panko breadcrumbs

Pour your cauliflower into a bowl and let it thaw. While your cauliflower is thawing place flour, kosher salt, ground black pepper, and cayenne pepper in a small mixing bowl.

Using a spoon, mix all ingredients thoroughly so all the seasoning is properly incorporated, set this off to the side to reserve for breading.

Place soy milk in a separate bowl, and do the same for the Panko breadcrumbs. Once your cauliflower is suitably thawed, it’s time to bread the cauliflower.

Follow the following breading procedure: cauliflower --> seasoned flour --> soy milk --> Panko breadcrumbs.

The key is letting your cauliflower soak in the soy milk for at least 30 seconds before moving them on to the Panko crumbs.

Preheat your oven to 375* and grab a cookie sheet. Cover the sheet in Pam and place your breaded cauliflower on top and then drizzle lightly with olive oil.

Slide the pan into the oven and cook for 20-30 minutes or until cauliflower is golden brown and crispy. Set the cooked cauliflower in a bowl to the side and toss with your favorite hot sauce (we recommend Texas' Pete's Hot Sauce).

Now it's time to make the Vegan Ranch.

Vegan Ranch

Let's run down our ingredients.

  • 2 cups Veganaise (Vegan Mayo)
  • 2 tsp Dried Thyme
  • 4 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 4 tsp Onion Powder
  • 3 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1 tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 2 Tbsp fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 cup Soy Milk

Place all ingredients for dipping sauce in a bowl and mix thoroughly. Taste for seasoning and adjust as needed (you may want it a bit spicier, that's up to you).

There you go! Grab a few plates for you and your friends or keep it all for yourself. We won’t judge. Did you try the recipe? How’d it turn out? Share the results with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram with #AlamoAtHome.

Designs and photography by Isa D'Aniello

Video edited by Laird Jimenez
Written and produced by Megan Reardon