If you like it HOT, you’ll love these fiery Buffalo Brussels Sprouts, enveloped in a dough-y chickpea batter, then doused in organic chipotle habanero sauce and baked to perfection. Be sure to dip it in the cashew dill sauce so your tongue doesn’t go on fire.
I picked up the Brussels sprouts at the farmer’s market, but the rest I picked up at vitacost.com, my favorite online retailer to shop for healthy groceries at a fraction of the price you’d pay at the grocery store.
You can shop the recipe to order the exact brands and products I used in this one. Most notably:
Sprouted chickpea flour Sprouting the chickpeas before they are turned into flour, makes it easier to digest. Yes, please.
Organic hot sauce Conventional hot peppers are sprayed with some of the most controversial and toxic agricultural chemicals, landing them on the Environmental Working Group’s Dirty Dozen Plus list, which makes them a food you ideally always want to consume organic. It’s not easy to find organic hot sauce, but on vitacost, you’ve got options!
I love the Arizona Pepper Products brand, and tried this with both the habanero and chipotle habanero varieties. Both make you want to stick your tongue in the cashew dipping sauce. Just how I like it.
Liquid coconut milk I tried making this with homemade almond and hemp milk, but just didn’t come out the same. They are too thin and watery. The So Delicious unsweetened coconut milk makes such a nice thick batter that really coats the Brussels sprouts well. (It’s carageenan free, of course!)
Avocado oil or organic pasture-raised ghee – I LOVE avocado oil for its ability to withstand high heat and its neutral flavor. In this recipe it makes for vegan buffalo brussels sprouts. If you want a more traditional buffalo sauce, I prefer to use ghee. It nourishes the gut and is easier to digest than butter for many people.
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Maria Marlowe is a holistic nutritionist and wellness coach who uses real food to help her clients improve their health, weight, and skin. She offers meal plans, ongoing group workshops both in NYC and online, and writes healthy and delicious recipes for her popular blog. She is also the author of The Real Food Grocery Guide, the most practical guide to selecting the healthiest foods, without going broke. Praised by Dr. Oz and InStyle magazine, it was a #1 new release on Amazon.