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Crispy Buffalo Cauliflower Wings

These crispy tangy buffalo cauliflower wings are insanely addictive. You will be wishing you had doubled the batch. These cauliflower wings, are everything that is good about chicken wings (the sauce obviously) without the expensive chicken part.
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American, Canadian
Keyword Buffalo Sauce, Cauliflower Wings, Football Snack
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 37 minutes
Total Time 47 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 250kcal
Cost 10$


  • Large Bowl
  • Small Bowl
  • Baking Sheet
  • Aluminum Foil


Cauliflower Wing Batter

  • 1 cup Flour
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 2 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Onion powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • 1 Head of Cauliflower

Buffalo Sauce

  • 1/4 cup Hot sauce *Franks is my fave
  • 3 tbsp Melted butter
  • 1 tbsp Maple syrup

Pantry Ranch Dipping Sauce (Optional)

  • 1/4 cup Mayo
  • 1/4 cup Sour Cream
  • 1/4 cup Milk
  • 1/2 tsp Dried dill
  • 1/4 tsp Dried parsley
  • 1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Pepper


  • Combine all the ranch ingredients in a mason jar and give it a really good shake. Taste and adjust the seasoning (more salt?) set aside in fridge.
  • Preheat oven to 450 °F.
  • In a large bowl using a whisk, combine the flour, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper and milk, set batter aside.
  • Remove green sprigs from the base of the cauliflower and discard. Cut the cauliflower in half with a sharp knife and begin removing the florets.  and place in a large bowl. 
  • Place florets in large bowl containing batter and coat cauliflower well. 
  • Place a piece of foil on top of baking sheet and grease with Pam Spray or lots of butter. You don’t want the cauliflower sticking to the pan. 
  • Transfer cauliflower to a baking sheet. Make sure to arrange the cauliflower so they are not touching for optimal crispness. Bake for 20 minutes flipping them halfway through. 
  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the hot sauce, melted butter and maple syrup. 
  • Once cauliflower is cooked for the first 20 minutes, remove the cauliflower from the oven and pour buffalo sauce on each individual cauliflower, and bake for an additional 15 minutes.


  • The first time I made these cauliflower wings, I simply threw them on a baking sheet lined with foil and when it came time to flip them they were stuck to the foil. Do not make the same mistake, generously butter or spray the aluminum foil on your baking dish to have crispy wings!