These vegan cauliflower buffalo wings are lip-smacking delicious! Terrific for game day or any day for that matter. We even eat them as a main dish.
You are going to love these cauliflower buffalo wings because they’re…
- Perfect for game day or parties
- Super flavorful
- Simply amazing
Gameday cauliflower BBQ wings
Every year, my husband and his friends make their annual request for these BBQ Wing Bites for game day. They say they just want to make sure I remember. This is the 5th year in a row, so I think they have me trained now.
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Cauliflower wing ingredients
- cauliflower florets
- whole-grain flour
- non-dairy plant milk
- bread crumbs
- barbecue sauce
These are so good! Even my sister, that normally does not eat cauliflower, likes them. That’s saying a lot!
How to make cauliflower buffalo wings
Vegan cauliflower wings are surprisingly simple to make. With only a little effort, you can have these delicious crowd-pleasing wings ready for parties, game days, or even just for dinner. We do that a lot!
Preheat oven to 450 degrees and line baking sheet with parchment paper. This makes clean up much easier.
Combine flour, non-dairy milk, and spices in a bowl, and whisk together.
Coat each cauliflower bite in the batter. I simply put a handful of them in the bowl at one time and roll them around until coated.
Pour the dry bread crumbs in a gallon-sized storage bag. As you batter each cauliflower bite in the bowl of batter, then toss them into the bag of bread crumbs and shake to coat evenly. I did this in batches.
Place battered and breaded cauliflower bites on a baking sheet and bake for approximately 20 minutes, until brown and crispy. You’ll be surprised how crunchy these get.
Place barbecue sauce in a bowl. Remove cauliflower bites from the oven. Dip each piece into barbecue sauce. I used tongs to roll the hot bites around in the sauce. Then re-bake for another 20 minutes, until dried out.
Remove from oven once they are done and allow to cool. Serve warm or even at room temperature.
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Nutrition in cauliflower
Whether boiled, steamed, mashed, roasted or eaten raw, cauliflower delivers great nutritional value with little nutritional cost. It’s low in calories, fat and sodium but delivers fiber, vitamin C and potassium.
A half cup of cooked cauliflower packs 45 percent of the recommended daily value of vitamin C, and a half cup of raw cauliflower has 40 percent.–LiveStrong
Rest assured, these cauliflower bites are phenomenal! I promise you won’t be disappointed!
BBQ sauce options
There are so many dishes that could use a great barbecue sauce to enhance the flavors. With its sweet smoky flavor, a good bbq sauce can transform a bland recipe into a culinary masterpiece. This 8-ingredient Healthy BBQ Sauce Recipe can do just that!
If you are looking for a premade barbecue sauce, we love this oil-free Bone Suckin’ Sauce.
Buffalo cauliflower dip
This Creamy Ranch Dip is a great addition to vegan barbecue buffalo wings.
One thing I missed when we went dairy-free and low-fat was ranch dip, so I came up with this sauce, and it hits the spot every time! The great thing is that there is absolutely no cooking required, so this dressing/dip can be ready in just a few minutes. Simply whisk all the ingredients together in a bowl.
Follower feedback on this recipe
OK, Terri, I gotta tell ya, I made these today and OH. MY. GOD!!!!!!!! Ridiculous. SOOOO good! I used whole wheat flour, and I thought with a 1:1 mix of cashew milk to flour the batter was too thick, so I thinned it out with more cashew milk. But oh my, what a recipe! This will be a staple for us. Thanks!–Greg
Just made these for dinner and they were fabulous!! crunchy on the outside and creamy on the inside. Perfection!! I did not have bread crumbs so I used equal parts of quinoa flakes and panko, So Yummy thank you for sharing recipe!!–Jane M
Recipe adapted from Potato Strong. Will is a genius!
Another great game day recipe that my husband and his friends request every year is Crock Pot Chili Beans and cornbread.
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- Vegan Chili Cheese Fries
- Spinach Artichoke Dip
- Loaded Potato Skin Bites
- Collard Green Veggie Wraps with Creamy Peanut Sauce
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- 1 head of cauliflower, cut into bite sized pieces
- 1 cup whole grain flour.
- 1 cup non-dairy milk
- 1 Tbsp. garlic powder
- 1 Tbsp. onion power
- 1 tsp. salt
- pinch of cayenne for slight kick
- bread crumbs, I used Kellogg’s Bread Crumbs
- your favorite barbecue sauce
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees and line baking sheet with parchment paper. This makes clean up much easier.
- Combine flour, non-dairy milk, and spices in bowl, and whisk together.
- Coat each cauliflower bite in the batter. I simply put a handful of them in the bowl at one time, and rolled them around until coated.
- Pour the dry bread crumbs in a gallon sized storage bag. As you batter each cauliflower bite in the bowl of batter, then toss them into the bag of bread crumbs and shake to coat evenly. I did this in batches.
- Place battered and breaded cauliflower bites on baking sheet and bake for approximately 20 minutes, until brown and crispy. You’ll be surprised how crunchy these get.
- Place barbecue sauce in bowl. Remove cauliflower bites from oven. Dip each piece into barbecue sauce. I used tongs to roll the hot bites around in the sauce. Then re-bake for another 20 minutes, until dried out.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 4
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 257 Total Fat: 3g Carbohydrates: 48g Fiber: 5g Sugar: 10g Protein: 10g
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