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Cauliflower Wings

These Cauliflower Wings are easy to make, crispy outside and juicy inside. Amazing taste and perfect texture from baking covered in a top notch homemade Wing sauce. No one would ever taste these are vegan. A keeper that everyone will eat and come back in no time.

Serving bowl with ready baked Cauliflower Wings with extra dipping sauce in background.

Cauliflower is one of those vegetables, which makes dinner, lunches even movie nights better.

It can be used in so many variations and there are many different techniques how to cook cauliflower: frying or baking or boiling. You can glimpse a touch of this variability looking at my Kung Pao Cauliflower, the Sweet and Sour Cauliflower, or my Bang Bang Cauliflower

If you are looking for more ideas use the search bar and keep more cauliflower recipes for your family dinners coming your way.

Ingredients needed to make these baked Cauliflower Wings.

Preparing the marinade and breadcrumbs coating.

Why you need to try these best Cauliflower Wings

When it comes to Cauliflower Wings, I think about a crispy “skin” on the outside with a spicy touch and a soft and tender inside.

In my recipe, we hit this spot this by using my homemade Wing Sauce in a flour marinade coating, and then covering it in bread crumbs.

I also opted for baking these wings because I found it better keeps the marinade intact compared to deep frying them.

Cauliflower florets are given into a bowl with the Wing Sauce marinade.

All in all you get a recipe that is easy to make and I give your a foolproof method to give you the right results.

It becomes even easier with detailed step-by-step instruction pictures, providing your with a clear visual guide what to do and when.

When you follow all of these, you will get amazing flavors and a perfect meatless alternative for everyone that is into a great texture and bold flavors.

Marinated cauliflower florets are coated in panko breadcrumbs.

What you need for this Cauliflower Wings recipe

Now, let’s get down to business. Making this recipe requires the following simple ingredients:

  • Wing sauce
  • flour
  • cauliflower
  • plant milk
  • vegan mayo
  • oil

 

  • cumin
  • chili powder
  • garlic powder
  • smoked paprika
  • poultry seasoning
  • panko breadcrumbs

Cauliflower Wings before baking on a baking sheet.

How to make Cauliflower Wings

Preheat oven to 430°F  and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Preparing the Marinade

In a bowl combine flour, 1/2 of the sauce (reserve that rest for later), vegan mayo, oil, and plant milk. Season with salt and pepper.

If the mixture becomes too thick and dry (more like a bread dough), add small amounts of plant milk and mix again until the consistency is right. You can see that in the instruction pictures.

In another mixing bowl, combine breadcrumbs with chili powder, cumin, smoked paprika, garlic powder, poultry seasoning. Add a pin of salt and pepper to this, too.

Cauliflower florets are covered in extra Wing sauce .on the baking sheet.

Cauliflower Wings after baking on a baking sheet and in a serving bowl.

Making the Wings

Now dip cauliflower florets in the flour mixture and make sure that the marinade sticks to them and they are completely covered with it.

Toss them in the breadcrumbs mix from all sides, then transfer the florets to the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes until cauliflower is browned.

Take the cauliflower from the oven and mix cauliflower wings with the remaining wing sauce. Return to the oven and bake for 5 minutes more.

Closeup on Cauliflower Wings in a bowl.

Serving suggestions

Personally, I prefer to enjoy these hot and fresh from the oven.  But they can be reheated at a lower temperature in the oven or for a quick fix in the microwave.

Properly stored in an airtight container, they stay fresh for about 4 days in the fridge.

Of course, you can have these plain of with some extra dips or sauces. I recommend to use my Ranch Dip, the Fry Sauce, or the Awesome Sauce

Collage of two pictures of Cauliflower Wings with recipe title text.

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Love seeing your amazing remakes.

Cheers, Florian.

Serving bowl with ready baked Cauliflower Wings with extra dipping sauce in background.

Cauliflower Wings

Yield: 2
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes

These Cauliflower Wings are easy to make, crispy outside and juicy inside. Amazing taste and perfect texture from baking covered in a top notch homemade Wing sauce. No one would ever taste these are vegan. A keeper that everyone will eat and come back in no time.

Ingredients

  • Wing sauce, divided
  • 1 cup flour (use gf, if needed) 
  • 20 oz cauliflower florets
  • 1/2 cup almond or oat milk
  • 2 Tbsp vegan mayo
  • 2 Tbsp oil (neutral taste)
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp poultry seasoning
  • 2 cups panko breadcrumbs (use gf, if needed)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 430°F  and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a bowl combine flour, 1/2 of the sauce (reserve that rest for later), vegan mayo, oil, and plant milk. Season with salt and pepper. See note!
  3. In another mixing bowl, combine breadcrumbs with chili powder, smoked paprika, cumin, garlic powder, poultry seasoning. Add a pin of salt and pepper to this, too.
  4. Dip cauliflower florets in the flour mixture and make sure that the marinade sticks to them and they are completely covered with it.
  5. Toss them in the breadcrumbs mix from all sides, then transfer the florets to the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes until cauliflower is browned.
  6. Take the cauliflower from the oven and mix cauliflower wings with the remaining wing sauce. Return to the oven and bake for 5 minutes more.

Notes

If the mixture becomes too thick and dry (more like a bread dough), add small amounts of plant milk and mix again until the consistency is right. You can see that in the instruction pictures.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 10 oz
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 216Total Fat: 4.3gSaturated Fat: 2.4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1.3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 122mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 5.1gSugar: 4.4gProtein: 7.9g
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