Orange Scented Barbecue Cauliflower Wings

14 bites
35 min

These are just in time for football season!

Super easy to make and you very adaptable, they take only minutes to put together and are ready to eat in less than half an hour.

I developed this recipe as a vegan recipe, but you can easily swap out the almond milk for regular milk and vegan butter for regular. I use a minimal ingredient, no sugar added barbecue sauce, but you can use your favorite sauce without any problem.

The tapioca flour is a very fine, unflavored flour that helps with getting a bit of crispiness, like a cornstarch. Potato starch is a good swap for this. Both are easy to find in almost any grocery store.

Perfect as a snack or as a game day treat!

The orange zest takes these to the next level!

Add some ranch dip as a dipping sauce if you'd like, but these cauliflower wings can stand on their own.

Orange Scented Barbecue Cauliflower Wings
Recipe details
  • 14  bites
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 20 Minutes Total time: 35 min
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  • 12-14 cauliflower florets
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup tapioca flour
  • 1/4 cup flour (I used whole wheat)
  • 1/4 cup barbecue sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup almond milk

Preheat oven to 425
In a medium bowl, combine the garlic, salt, zest, tapioca and flour. Whisk, then add the milk and whisk until smooth.
Add the florets and toss them until they are coated. Take them out of the batter and lightly shake off any excess (don't shake all the batter off!)
Place the florets on a a lined sheet pan and bake for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven.
While the florets are baking, whisk together the barbecue sauce and butter. Brush it on the cauliflower when you take it from the oven.
Return the cauliflower to the oven for 5-10 more minutes till tender.
  • Try to make all the florets the same size so they cook evenly.
  • You can buy pre-cut florets to save time.
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  • Tina Fischer Tina Fischer on Sep 23, 2022

    It's really difficult for me to consider caluliflower like wings. Something is very wrong with that idea!!😛

    • LOL, clearly you are not a vegan. 😂 Maybe you might like some of my other recipes which are a little more conventional. Please feel free to check them out. Thanks!