12 Plant-Based Cauliflower Wing Recipes!


Who said cauliflower had to be boring? With these simple and creative cauliflower wings recipes, it will quickly become your newest obsession. Cauliflower is often praised for its health benefits and versatility, and is popping up in a ton of special diet communities, from vegan to paleo. It’s so great because it can be used instead of dairy in creamy sauces, and instead of chicken in these wings recipes. The absolute best thing about cauliflower wings is that you can coat them in whatever sauce you want, so they can be different all the time. Fun, right?

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1. Buffalo Cauliflower Wings

1. Buffalo Cauliflower Wings

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Crispy and spicy buffalo cauliflower wings by Alexandra/Eian Kelly are a healthy way to satisfy your junk food cravings! Serve as a party appetizer or at family dinner night. They’ll be a hit!

2. Asian-Inspired Cauliflower Wings

Asian-Inspired Cauliflower Wings

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This recipe for Asian-Inspired Cauliflower Wings by Gabrielle St. Claire is effortless, fresh, slightly sweet, slightly spicy, the breading maintains itself even though it’s only baked, and the sauce is universal and can be used for a variety of dishes!

3. Sweet Chili Cauliflower Wings

Sweet Chili Cauliflower Wings

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These Sweet Chili Cauliflower wings by Robin Browne are all things sweet and spice. They are breaded, loaded with flavor, and vegan to boot. The outside of the cauliflower is toasty, and the inside is soft and baked. And once the crispy cauliflower is topped with the sweet chili sauce, you’ll be smacking your lips and digging in for more.

4. Sticky Asian Cauliflower Wings

Sticky Asian Cauliflower Wings

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If you fancy making something a bit more special than your regular meals, then this roasted Sticky Asian Cauliflower Wings recipe by Andri Neocleous is perfect! The homemade sticky sauce is so indulgent and super easy to make too. This Korean Cauliflower Wings recipe is relatively straightforward in comparison to many other cauliflower recipes as it doesn’t require a multi-stage process to coat the florets (it’s an absolute messy nightmare trying to dip battered food in breadcrumbs!).

5. BBQ Cauliflower Wings

BBQ Cauliflower Wings

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Praised for its health benefits and versatility, cauliflower is popping up in a ton of special diet communities, from vegan to paleo. It’s so great because it can be used instead of dairy in creamy sauces, and instead of chicken. It’s also delicious as a rice alternative too. But these BBQ cauliflower wings by Danielle Dewar will be your new obsession!.

6. Buffalo Cauliflower Wings With Cashew Ranch

Buffalo Cauliflower Wings With Cashew Ranch

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Looking for a healthy game day snack? Try these buffalo cauliflower wings with a creamy cashew dressing by Brittany Mullins. They’re absolutely delicious and easy to whip up. Vegan and gluten-free.

7. Crispy Buffalo Cauliflower Wings

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Buffalo cauliflower is the beloved vegan take on classic Buffalo wings. However, getting that perfect crunchy crispy texture can be a bit of a challenge. This Crispy Buffalo Cauliflower Wings Recipe by Gabrielle St. Claire yields the perfect texture of batter and the saucy Buffalo flavor.

8. Battered Cauliflower Wings

Battered Cauliflower Wings

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These are a hit, every time. The best thing about cauliflower wings is that you can coat them in whatever sauce you want, so they can be different all the time. Fun, right? You can use a sweet Thai chili sauce, BBQ sauce, some vegan butter, whatever floats your boat! If you don’t have time to make your own sauce, just use a ready-made one. Whatever you do, just be sure you make these Battered Cauliflower Wings by Victoria Rand & Christopher Bill.

9. Sweet Chili Habanero Glazed Cauliflower Wings

Sweet Chili Habanero Glazed Cauliflower Wings

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These Sweet and spicy chili habanero glazed cauliflower wings by Ashley Hankins are the perfect appetizers for potlucks and parties. The cauliflower florets are battered in an elegant tempeh batter, lightly fried, and then tossed in a tangy, spicy, habañero chili sauce that out of this word. While these are perfect to share with guests – they’re so delicious you may not want to.

10. Thai Peanut Cauliflower Wings

Thai Peanut Cauliflower Wings

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If you love fresh modern vegan eats or all things Thai, you’re going to love these new vegan oven baked Thai peanut Cauliflower Wings by Gabrielle St. Claire! There are so many perks to this recipe – quick and easy batter, crisp on the outside, they don’t get soggy, the sauce features staple ingredients, notes of sweet, notes of heat, it’s perf for any season, great for entertaining, can easily be made in bulk, can easily be made gluten-free, have aesthetic appeal with the toppings, and are such an affordable dish!

11. Sticky Peanut Baked Cauliflower Wings

Sticky Peanut Baked Cauliflower Wings

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Sticky, salty, spiced, nutty, and totally addictive: these sticky peanut baked cauliflower wings by Laura Hemmington might be a side dish, but they’ll have everyone overlooking the main meal. Once served, these baked cauliflower wings don’t hang around for long on the table (never mind even making it to a plate). Crisp on the outside, and soft in the middle, these zingy, sticky peanut baked cauliflower wings are a delicious, quick and healthy side for so many meals!

12. Green Cauliflower Wings With Spicy Orange Glaze

Green Cauliflower Wings With Spicy Orange Glaze

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These green cauliflower wings with spicy orange glaze by Margaret Chapman are deliciously crispy and the spicy orange glaze is the perfect addition to the wings. Both the wings and the sauce are great to freeze and then reheat so you can make them a few days before a party and reheat them when you are ready.

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