Tender on the inside, crispy on the outside, and super spicy. These Vegan Cauliflower Buffalo Wings are almost too good to believe! Serve with Vegan Ranch and celery for the perfect Game Day appetizer.
How spicy are these Vegan Cauliflower Buffalo Wings?
Very spicy, just like real buffalo wings! So if spicy isn’t your jam, you may want to leave the hot sauce on the side for dipping as you go. Having a batch of Vegan Ranch to dip them in will help temper the spiciness though, so don’t forget it!
I think you are going to LOVE these Cauliflower Buffalo Wings. They’re:
Tender on the inside, crispy on the outside
Easy to make
A fun way to eat a vegetable!
& Crowd pleasing!
Can I make these Gluten Free?
These can easily be made gluten free by using either almond flour or a gluten free brand (I like Bob’s Red Mill) in place of the all purpose flour.
Recipe adapted from Hot For Food.
Tender on the inside, crispy on the outside, these Vegan Cauliflower Buffalo Wings are the perfect food for game day! They are quite spicy, so make sure to serve them with Vegan Ranch Dressing.
- 1 large head cauliflower (about 5 cups)
- 1 cup water
- 3/4 cup all purpose flour (see notes for substitutions)
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup Frank's Red Hot Sauce
- 1 tablespoon vegan butter, melted
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
Wash and cut cauliflower into bite sized pieces.
In a large bowl, add water, flour, garlic and onion powder, and salt. Whisk until well combined.
Dip each cauliflower floret into the batter, and tap off the excess a few times on the side of the bowl. Place on the prepared baking sheet and make sure they are not touching each other, or they will all get stuck together as they bake.
Bake for 15 minutes. Flip them over and bake for 10 more minutes, until golden brown.
While the cauliflower are baking, prepare the hot sauce/butter mixture. Melt the butter in a saucepan on the stove over medium heat. Once melted, add the hot sauce and stir. Set aside.
Add the cauliflower pieces to a large bowl, and pour the hot sauce/butter mixture on top. Toss gently to coat. Put them back in the oven for 20 minutes. Remove, and serve with Vegan Ranch dressing and celery, if desired.
- I find all purpose flour yields the best flavor and texture here, but it also works with almond flour, white whole wheat flour or a gluten free all purpose flour.
- For Oil Free, omit the melted butter.
- If you are serving a large crowd, double or even triple the recipe!