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Crispy baked GF buffalo cauliflower wings

Crispy Baked Buffalo Cauliflower Wings

Make crispy baked buffalo cauliflower wings in a breeze! These vegan wings are crunchy, spicy, and lightened up since they're baked instead of fried. Make this for your next gathering and everyone will be asking for the easy recipe!!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American


  • 1/2 head cauliflower
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs

Wet batter ingredients

  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 2-3 tbsp Frank's Red Hot wings
  • 5-6 tbsp unsweetened almond milk or any unsweetened plant milk
  • 1/2 tsp salt or more to taste
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder


  • In a medium sized bowl, add in all of the wet batter ingredients.
    IMPORTANT NOTE: If you use 2 tbsp of hot sauce then use 6 tbsp of plant milk. If you use 3 tbsp of hot sauce then use 5 tbsp of plant milk. You don't want to use more than 1/2 cup (which equals 8 tbsp) of liquid. This will ensure your wet batter is thick enough.
  • Set aside your wet batter to thicken for atleast 5 minutes.
  • While your batter is thickening, rinse and cut up your cauliflower into slightly bigger than bite sized pieces. Lightly dry your cauliflower with a clean kitchen towel. Set aside.
  • In a separate bowl pour in your breadcrumbs.
  • Now take your piece of cauliflower and dunk it in your wet batter (being sure it gets evenly coated). Lightly shake your cauliflower to get rid of any excess batter.
  • Then put your battered cauliflower into the breadcrumbs. Make sure it gets fully coated with the breadcrumbs. Set aside and repeat the process with the remaining pieces of cauliflower.
  • I like to lightly spray my cauliflower wings with a bit of cooking oil spray to help them crisp up even more, this is optional but HIGHLY recommended!
  • If you are using an air fryer, set your air fryer to 400F. Bake cauliflower wings for 20 minutes, shaking gently halfway through.
  • If you are using a traditional oven, heat your oven to 400F. Place your cauliflower on a parchment lined baking tray and bake for 20-25 minutes, turning over your cauliflower wings after 10 minutes.
  • Serve while hot! Enjoy with your favorite dipping sauce!


Cauliflower wings can be reheated if you have leftovers. Just place them in your air fryer/ oven at 375F and check them periodically, until they are warm and crispy again.
Keyword appetizer