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Amazing Air Fryer Cauliflower Wings

Learn how to make cauliflower wings following my Cauliflower Buffalo Wings recipe! Includes easy air fryer and oven instructions.
Course Appetizer or main
Cuisine American
Keyword air fried cauliflower wings, air fry cauliflower wings, air fryer cauliflower wings, cauliflower buffalo wings
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 315kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 head cauliflower
  • ¾ cup gluten-free flour
  • ¾ cup unsweetened soy milk
  • ¾ cup gluten-free panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ cup vegan BBQ sauce
  • ½ cup vegan buffalo sauce
  • 2 small spring onions for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  • Cut cauliflower into bite-size pieces. In a large bowl, combine your flour, milk, and seasonings. Stir well until combined. Keep your breadcrumbs in a separate bowl.
    ¾ cup gluten-free flour, ¾ cup unsweetened soy milk, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon smoked paprika, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon black pepper, 1 head cauliflower
    batter mixture in a bowl
  • Dip each piece of cauliflower to coat them in batter, then into the breadcrumbs. cover them completely.
    ¾ cup gluten-free panko breadcrumbs
    dipping cauliflower in batter
  • Transfer cauliflower pieces to your air fryer. Make sure not to overcrowd and fry in batches if need be. I fry half of my cauliflower wings at a time.
    Cauliflower bites in air fryer
  • Air fry at 350°F for 8-10 minutes, until golden-brown and crisp. A couple of times during the cooking process, stop and give the basket a good shake so all parts are browned. If you have an air fryer with a tray and not a basket, flip the wings halfway through.
    Fried cauliflower wings in an air fryer
  • While the cauliflower wings are cooking, mix BBQ sauce with buffalo sauce in a separate bowl. Taste and adjust as you prefer.
    ½ cup vegan buffalo sauce, ½ cup vegan BBQ sauce
    Mixed buffalo sauce in a bowl
  • When the buffalo cauliflower wings are done cooking, toss them to coat each piece completely with the buffalo-BBQ sauce mixture. Serve immediately, sprinkled with spring onions (optional).
    2 small spring onions
    Complete cauliflower wings on a plate with limes

Notes

  • Calculated nutrition will vary depending on the sauces you use for your cauliflower wings and if you use dairy or non gluten-free alternatives for your ingredients.
  • Make sure not to crowd the air fryer. If you do, the cauliflower bites will turn out soggy. It is vital you cook them in batches.
  • All vegan and gluten-free options can be swapped out as you prefer. Regular milk and flour can be used.
  • I make a homemade buffalo sauce for wings that is just out-of-this-world delicious! You can easily make it vegan by using vegan butter rather than regular butter. Find my recipe here: How to Make Buffalo Sauce

Nutrition

Calories: 315kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 2050mg | Potassium: 611mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 483IU | Vitamin C: 71mg | Calcium: 124mg | Iron: 2mg