We probably say this all the time, but this has got to be one of our favourites! Buffalo Cauliflower Chick’n Burgers? Yes please! The texture of the breaded cauliflower is so perfect lathered in hot sauce and placed in between two burger buns. Why is it called a chick’n burger? Because it really does remind us of eating a chicken burger… except it’s obviously better because… it’s not chicken!
Lathering your buns in our vegan ranch dressing (your burger buns people!) is definitely key here. The heat from the hot sauce, paired with the tanginess from the mayo and the vinegar from the pickled onions, it’s the perfect way to spend any meal.
We recommend baking these in an oven because we live in Canada and we created this recipe in the winter, but come summer time oh baby! Rest assured we will be outside flipping these bad boys on the BBQ. #goals!
Serve these with lots of napkins and in a more casual setting… so not a first date or in a white dress because they are hella messy! Although… maybe yes on a first date, because the taste will impress! Either way, they are finger lickin’ good! Did you see what we just did there?? HA!
Buffalo Cauliflower Chick’n Burger
- 1 head Cauliflower
- 1/2 cup All-Purpose Flour
- 1/2 cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1/2 tsp Black Pepper Freshly cracked
- 1 tsp Garlic Powder
- 1/2 tsp Onion Powder
- 4 slices Bread Skip if you have breadcrumbs
- 1/2 cup Hot Sauce We use Frank's
- 4 Hamburger Buns
Preheat oven to 450 F.
Place 4 pieces of bread in a toaster until they are toasted and then break up and place in a blender or a food processor.
Blend until you have bread crumbs that are slightly thicker in texture. Place in a bowl and set aside.
Slice cauliflower into 4 steaks, roughly 1-inch in thickness.
Line a baking sheet and set aside.
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, almond milk, salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion.
Dip the cauliflower steaks (one by one) into the almond milk mixture letting any excess batter drip off (use a pastry brush to help get into the cracks and crevices), then dip into the bowl of bread crumbs fully coating the cauliflower. Place on the prepared baking sheet. Continue until all of the cauliflower steaks are complete.
Place cauliflower burgers in preheated oven and bake for 25 minutes. Remove from oven and cover in hot sauce, ensuring cauliflowers is fully coated.
Place back in oven and cook for additional 20 to 30 minutes, flipping half way through until the breading becomes crispy. Baking time may vary for larger/thicker cuts of cauliflower.
To serve add vegan Ranch to both side of bun, add the cauliflower burger, lettuce and some pickled onions.
Serve with lots of napkins and enjoy!