Buffalo Cauliflower Buddha Bowl- Roasted Buffalo Cauliflower, brown rice, spinach, chickpeas and cashew cream.

Buffalo Cauliflower Buddha Bowl

Spicy roasted buffalo cauliflower paired with fresh spinach, chickpeas, grain of your choosing and topped with a drizzle of cashew cream sauce.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 7 servings
Calories 525kcal
Author Nora Taylor


Buffalo Cauliflower

  • 1 large head cauliflower, chopped bite size
  • 1 cup almond flour *
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup Frank's Red Hot Sauce

Savory Cashew Cream

  • 2 cups raw cashews, soaked for at least 1 hour (or pour boiled water over them and let sit 5-10 minutes)
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt

For the Bowls

  • 4-5 cups cooked brown rice, quinoa or farro
  • 1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups fresh baby spinach


Buffalo Cauliflower

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Prepare a large roasting pan by lining it with parchment paper or a silicone mat. 
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the almond flour, water, salt and garlic powder.
  • Dip the cauliflower florets, one by one,  in the batter and place on the pan. 
  • Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and shake them around a little bit. Brush the cauliflower with most of the Frank's Red Hot Sauce. Bake for another 10-15 minutes, until the sauce looks absorbed and they are somewhat crispy, but not burned. Remove from oven and set aside.

Cashew Cream

  • While the cauliflower is roasting, make your cashew cream sauce and prepare all the bowl ingredients.
  • To a high powered blender, add the soaked and drained cashews, water, garlic powder, onion powder and salt. Blend on high until very smooth.

Assembling the Bowls

  • In a bowl for each person, add about 1 cup of whatever cooked grain you're using, 1/4-1/2 cup chickpeas, a handful of baby spinach, some buffalo cauliflower, and top with a drizzle of cashew cream. May also drizzle additional red hot sauce on top if you like. Serve!


You may also use all purpose flour, brown rice flour, or even white whole wheat flour. I tested it and our favorite was with almond flour.


Calories: 525kcal