Spicy Cauliflower Buffalo Wings
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A Simple Recipe To Make Crispy Buffalo Cauliflower Wings

You will find vegetarians, vegans, and meat-eaters fight over these delicious baked cauliflower florets!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: vegan,, paleo diet, keto-friendly, cauliflower wings, cauliflower, roasted cauliflower wings, baked cauliflower wings, Whole 30 food, Weight watcher's diet
Appliance: oven
Author: Ishani Bose


  • 1 whole medium-sized cauliflower cut into florets
  • 1-4 tsp oil or butter as per your choice
  • 1/2 cup almond flour or any other flour of your choice
  • 3 tbsp milk of your choice
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup hot sauce or buffalo sauce
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs or finely crushed cashews (optional)


  • To make buffalo cauliflower wings, first cut a medium-sized cauliflower into florets and dab them with a bit of oil. 
  • Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 425°F. Line a parchment paper over the baking dish. 
  • Once you have heated the oven and dabbed the florets with a bit of oil, toss them up in almond flour and garlic powder. This is the easiest and the most effortless combination that you can find to work as a batter.  
  • In the meantime, if you wish to add breadcrumbs or finely crushed cashews as a coating to the florets, now would be a good time to keep it ready. 
  • Once all the cauliflower florets have been evenly tossed around in almond flour and garlic powder, add the milk of your choice and the bread or the cashew crumbs to them. Neatly spread the ingredients over the cauliflower florets and place them in one layer over the baking pan. 
  • Allow it to bake for 25-30 minutes on the center rack. Once done take out the pan. Now cover the baked cauliflower florets with melted butter or oil before dipping them in hot sauce or buffalo sauce. Bake it for an additional 15 minutes or so. 
  • Once that is done, you can try broiling the florets for 5 minutes to add a smokiness to the flavor. This has to be done carefully as you would not want to burn them.
  • Finally, your buffalo cauliflower wings are ready to be devoured. You can serve them with delicious dips. It goes extremely well with ranch dressing, which is made into a sauce by mixing buttermilk, onion, mustard, salt, garlic, herbs, and spices, mayonnaise, or another oil emulsion.
    Buffalo Cauliflower Wings on a Baking Sheet


  • The broiling bit is optional. This is only if you want your cauliflower wings to have a smoky flavor. 
  • You can use an egg wash or almond buttermilk instead of just the oil. 
  • You can replace the almond flour and garlic powder with a cashew-arrowroot starch.
  • You can have this with different healthy dips. As we mentioned, this dish goes well with ranch dressing. But if you were to make it healthy, ie, go by the Whole30 ranch dressing recipe. You can use light olive oil, egg yolks, different herbs, and almond milk to make it. If you're vegan you will have to do away with egg yolks. 
  • You can also add these wings in tacos and burrito rolls, to make a different dish out of it.