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By Hannah Sunderani | Two Spoons

Hannah is a food blogger, Best of Vegan contributor, and the best-selling cookbook author of The Two Spoons Cookbook: More Than 100 French-Inspired Vegan Recipes. Her goal is to share recipes that are simple to make and full of flavour, with ingredients that are accessible no matter where you live. In this article, she shares her recipe for Vegan Cauliflower Buffalo Wings.

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This vegan recipe for homemade cauliflower buffalo wings bakes lightly seasoned cauliflower florets in store-bought buffalo sauce. There’s no breading in this easy appetizer recipe! Enjoy the crispy buffalo cauliflower bites straight out of the oven together with a quick-to-make vegan ranch for dipping.

Ingredients You’ll Need

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How To Make This Vegan Buffalo Wings

Step 1: Preheat Oven and Make Buttermilk Mix

  • 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 buttermilk. Set aside.
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Step 2: Batter and Coat the Cauliflower

  • 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. 
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  • 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 them out so they are not crowded. 
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Step 3: Baking and Preparing Buffalo Sauce

  • 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 (a total of 40 minutes).
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  • 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.

Step 4: Ranch Dip and Cauliflower Coating

  • 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.
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  • 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.
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Crispy Baked Cauliflower Buffalo Wings – Recipe Card

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Crispy Baked Cauliflower Buffalo Wings (Vegan)

5 from 3 votes
These Vegan Crispy Buffalo Cauliflower Wings are the ultimate plant-based appetizer. Seasoned cauliflower florets are baked to crispy perfection and coated in a spicy buffalo sauce. Paired with a quick homemade vegan ranch, they're perfect for any gathering or game-day snack.
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Author: Hannah Sunderani
Servings: 3 servings

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
  • 1/2 cup vegan ranch dip optional for serving

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 to ensure crispiness! The homemade ranch dip can be prepared 1 to 2 days in advanced. Nutrition information is a rough estimate.
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