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Buffalo Cauliflower Wings (Gluten-Free)

  • Author: Simple Vegan Blog
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 6-8
  • Category: Appetizers & Snacks, Gluten Free
  • Cuisine: Vegan, American-Inspired

These Buffalo cauliflower wings are baked, not fried and also gluten-free. They’re so easy to make and a super healthy snack, appetizer or side.

Buffalo Cauliflower Wings (Gluten-Free) - These Buffalo cauliflower wings are baked, not fried and also gluten-free. They're so easy to make and a super healthy snack, appetizer or side.
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Ingredients

  • 1 head of cauliflower

For the batter:

  • 1 cup plant milk, we used soy milk (250 ml)
  • 3/4 cup flour, we used brown rice flour (120 g)
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper

For the Buffalo wings sauce:

  • 1/2 cup water (125 ml)
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar (4 tbsp)
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste (4 tbsp)
  • 2 tbsp tamari or soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne powder

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 450ºF or 230ºC.
  2. Wash and cut the cauliflower head into bite sized pieces or florets.
  3. Mix the batter ingredients in a bowl until well combined.
  4. Dip each floret into the batter and coat evenly. Shake off excess and place on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes, flipping the florets over half way through.
  6. To make the Buffalo wings sauce you can mix all the ingredients in a bowl or add them to a blender and blend until smooth. Then pour the sauce into a mixing bowl. I prefer to blend them, but it’s up to you.
  7. Toss the baked florets in the sauce, 1 or 2 pieces at a time. Shake off excess and place back on the baking sheet.
  8. Bake for another 20 minutes or until golden brown, flipping the florets over half way through.
  9. Serve with our simple vegan ranch dressing and some chopped chives on top (optional).
  10. Keep the Buffalo cauliflower wings in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Notes

  • Feel free to use store-bought Buffalo wings sauce or mix hot sauce with some tahini.
  • Use any type of vinegar you want, salt instead of tamari or soy sauce (although you should add 2 tbsp of water as well), extra virgin olive oil or any other oil instead of the tahini (you may need to add less water) or any spices you like.
  • The sauce is pretty spicy, so add about 1/8 tsp cayenne powder first, taste it and add more if needed.
  • If you don’t like cauliflower, you should give this recipe a try anyways, but you can also use tofu instead (the baking time may vary).

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/8 of the recipe
  • Calories: 137
  • Sugar: 5.4
  • Sodium: 460 mg
  • Fat: 3.2 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 22.9 g
  • Fiber: 4.6 g
  • Protein: 5.9 g