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baked cauliflower wings
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5 from 6 votes

Baked Buffalo Cauliflower Wings

Crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, and coated in a flavorful spicy sauce, these Baked Buffalo Cauliflower Wings are the perfect, mouthwatering, bite-sized eats! Paired with Hemp Seed Ranch, this meal gives you endless flavor with a health-boosting twist!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Appetizer, Dinner, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine: American, Gluten-Free, Healthy Options, Vegan
Keyword: baked buffalo cauliflower wings, best vegan wings, buffalo, gluten-free, how to make cauliflower wings, plant based, vegan, vegan buffalo wings
Servings: 4
Calories: 214kcal
Author: Capri Lilly

Ingredients

  • 1 large head of cauliflower, chopped (approx. 4-5 cups of florets)

Batter

  • 1 cup Gluten-Free All Purpose Flour (Bob's Red Mill works best. Can sub regular flour)
  • 2/3 cup Almond Milk (or non-dairy milk, can sub regular milk)
  • 1/3- 1/2 cup water
  • 1 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1 tsp Turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Fresh Ground Pepper

Buffalo Sauce

  • 1.25 cup Buffalo Sauce (I like Buffalo Wild Wings Medium Buffalo Sauce)
  • 2 tbsp Ghee (Can also use Vegan Butter or Regular Butter)

Instructions

  • Line baking sheet(s) with foil or a silicone baking mat. Preheat oven to 425 F.
  • In a large bowl, combine the ingredients to make the batter: flour, almond milk, water, and spices. (slowly incorporating water until you get a smooth liquid texture.) Whisk well, until the batter has thickened.
  • Wash and cut cauliflower head into bite-sized pieces/florets. Toss the cauliflower pieces into the batter until that they are all evenly coated. (Coat 2-3 pieces at a time)
  • Transfer the cauliflower florets onto the baking sheet, making sure to leave behind any excess batter. (If you have tongs, they are perfect for transferring the cauliflower)
  • Bake the cauliflower for 20 minutes, flipping halfway through.
  • While the cauliflower is in the oven, prepare the buffalo sauce. In a small saucepan, over medium-low heat, melt the ghee/butter. Then, add the buffalo sauce and mix well. Remove the sauce from the heat when the sauce begins to boil, about 2-3 minutes. 
  • Remove the cauliflower from the oven. Using tongs, grab the cauliflower piece by piece and dip it in the buffalo sauce, making sure all sides are evenly coated.
  • Place the coated cauliflower on the baking sheet and bake in the oven for 10 minutes at 425°F. Then, turn the oven to a high broil and broil the cauliflower for 5 minutes, until a crispy golden crust is formed.
  • Serve with your favorite dipping sauce. Try Hemp seed ranch for a healthy, delicious dairy-free dipping sauce! 

Notes

Enjoy your Cauliflower Wings with this 5-Minute Homemade Vegan Ranch: Hemp Seed Ranch
Substitutions:
Gluten-Free All-purpose flour: can sub Regular All-Purpose Flour
To Keep Vegan, use Vegan Butter, like Earth Balance Original Buttery Spread
Ghee: Can sub Regular Butter
Almond Milk: Can sub Regular Milk (or another non-dairy milk)