Vegan Cauliflower Buffalo Wings

These cauliflower wings are healthy, wholesome, full of flavour, crispy and so comforting. They're best enjoyed straight out of the oven with homemade vegan ranch for dipping.
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 40 mins
Total Time: 55 mins
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Vegan Cauliflower Buffalo Wings

I am so excited to be sharing this delicious vegan cauliflower buffalo wings recipe with you today! They are so addictive that I made it twice last week. If you haven’t tried cauliflower wings before, boy are you in for a treat. They are so easy to make, and the perfect vegan and healthy substitute for chicken wings. 

In fact, since transitioning to a vegan diet, Mr. Two Spoons always tells me that the only thing he misses from his old diet is chicken wings! It’s something he says often in fact – that he can get on board with all the vegan versions of his old favourites, like vegan sausages, burgers, and hot dogs. But he really misses the chicken wings! 

So, this recipe was made with my husband in mind to help him get his buffalo wing fix. And, well – it fixed it. 

So, let me tell you exactly how to make these vegan cauliflower buffalo wings, so that you can get your fix too.   

vegan cauliflower Buffalo wings

Vegan Cauliflower Buffalo Wings Recipe

These vegan cauliflower buffalo wings ticks all the boxes. They are:

  • Vegan
  • Comfort food 
  • Saucy
  • Sweet and spicy 
  • Wholesome
  • Crispy and baked, with a soft and supple interior 
  • Low-carb and healthy
  • Melt in your mouth
  • Served with a creamy vegan ranch to dip
  • So close to the real-deal!

Pretty much, they’re everything you would hope for in a vegan cauliflower buffalo wings recipe – actually, they’re better!

The recipe is inspired by Broma Bakery’s Buffalo Cauliflower Wings. Made vegan of course with some modifications, and then some more to taste.  

I also absolutely love the homemade vegan ranch dressing for dipping. It’s made with a base of coconut yogurt for a healthy, creamy, and tangy dip. 

the ingredients

How to make vegan cauliflower wings

Baked Cauliflower Wings

These vegan cauliflower buffalo wings are baked not fried, making it a pretty healthy options for wings. It begins by chopping the cauliflower into florets and dipping into a spiced flour mixture for the breading. Then baking the florets in the oven until crispy and golden. 

While you’re waiting for the cauliflower wings to get crispy. You can prepare the bbq sauce and dip. 

how to make cauliflower wings

how to make cauliflower wings

how to make cauliflower wings baked

 

For the bbq sauce, I’ve used my favourite store-bought brand (easy peasy) mixed with a bit of melted coconut oil for a silky smooth texture. When the florets are nice and crispy, you can toss the cauliflower florets in the sauce. 

how to make cauliflower wings

Easy Ranch Dip

As for the ranch dip, this is a simple mix of coconut yogurt, apple cider vinegar, dill and other spices. I love this dip not only because it’s creamy and flavourful, but the ingredients are so clean. Which you often can’t find with store-bought brands.

vegan ranch dip

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And that’s pretty much all you need to know for making this gorgeous cauliflower wings recipe. It’s really easy and straight forward, and the perfect fix for any chicken wing craving. These cauliflower wings are healthy, wholesome, full of flavour, crispy and so comforting. They’re best enjoyed straight out of the oven with homemade vegan ranch for dipping.

And, if you do make this recipe please let me know in the comments below what you think! I truly love hearing from you, and I’m always here to answer any questions you might have. And of course, tag me on Instagram with your pictures using the hashtag #twospoons. Nothing makes me happier than to see your recreations.

Love always,

Hannah

Vegan Cauliflower Buffalo Wings

These cauliflower wings are healthy, wholesome, full of flavour, crispy and so comforting. They're best enjoyed straight out of the oven with homemade vegan ranch for dipping.
vegan cauliflower Buffalo wings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Serves 3 people

Ingredients

  • 1 head cauliflower (medium sized - 2 lbs)
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp fine sea salt
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil melted
  • 1/3 cup buffalo sauce

Ranch Dip:

  • 1/2 cup coconut yogurt
  • 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp dried dill
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp fine sea salt
  • pinch paprika
  • pinch pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375F/190C. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. Chop the cauliflower head into bite sized florets and set aside.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the almond milk and apple cider vinegar to make a buttermilk. Set aside.
  • In a separate small mixing bowl, combine the flour, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, and salt. Add the buttermilk and whisk until smooth and combined.
  • Dip the cauliflower florets one-by-one into the batter, and roll to coat, using a spoon to scoop the batter into all the nooks and crannies. Place the florets onto the baking tray, spreading out so they are not crowded.
  • Bake for 20 minutes and then flip the cauliflower florets over to bake the other side for an even bake. Bake for another 20 minutes on the other side (total of 40 minutes).
  • Prepare the buffalo sauce: In a large mixing bowl combine the melted coconut oil and buffalo sauce. Mix until smooth and silky in consistency. Set aside.
  • Prepare the ranch dip: In a small bowl, combine the coconut yogurt, apple cider vinegar, dill, onion powder, sea salt, paprika and pepper. Mix to combine.
  • Once the cauliflower florets are crispy and baked, transfer them to the mixing bowl and toss gently to cover in the sauce. Transfer to a serving platter along with the homemade ranch for dipping.

Notes

This recipe can be made gluten-free by swapping the all-purpose flour to a 1:1 gluten-free flour blend. 
Cauliflower wings are best enjoyed straight out of the oven while warm! The homemade ranch dip can be prepared 1 to 2 days in advanced. 
Nutrition information is a rough estimate. 
Recipe inspired by Broma Bakery. 

Approvals

Nutrition

Calories: 289kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Sodium: 1960mg | Potassium: 652mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 338IU | Vitamin C: 98mg | Calcium: 207mg | Iron: 3mg
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Allergies

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  1. Made this for our long awaited game day. New to vegan lifestyle and these were an amazing hit! We bought plant-based ranch and made our own spicy buffalo sauce but all in all, this recipe is now a new favorite! Thanks so much!

    • Hi Janetta! I am thrilled you enjoyed the recipe! So perfect for game day! Thanks for sharing this really sweet review. 🙂

  2. Made it twice and the family enjoyed. A great way to get everyone to eat cauliflower.

  3. These are SO good!!! Two thumbs up! My husband wants to start eating these once a week! Great recipe!

    • I am so glad you both loved the recipe! I made this for my husband after he said the only thing he misses about a plant-based diet is chicken wings! haha. It was such a hit too! Thanks for the sweet comment. 🙂