Sticky BBQ Cauliflower Wings

The Heavenly Bakes
by The Heavenly Bakes
15 Wings
40 min

A fun twist on the classic chicken wings...

These cauliflower wings are SO delicious. Such a good alternative to chicken wings if you're vegan/plant based or just craving something different! The sauce is so sticky and heavenly, you guys will love it.

You will need fresh cauliflower.

For the batter you will need all-purpose flour, garlic powder, salt, pepper and buttermilk. To make this vegan use dairy-free milk + apple cider vinegar.

For the sauce you will need agave or honey if not vegan, brown sugar, ketchup, soy sauce and apple cider vinegar.

You will need to start by dipping the cauliflower florets into the batter and baking for 10 minutes at a high temperature. I used my air-fryer to cook these so you can too!

You don’t really need much to make this recipe and you can easily use what you already have on hand.

You will need:

  • 1 cutting board
  • 1 mixing bowl
  • Airfryer OR oven
  • 1 baking tray lined with parchment paper (if baking in the oven)

For measuring: 1 tsp, 1/2 tbsp, 1 tbsp, 1/4 cup, 1/2 cup, 1 cup.

Sticky BBQ Cauliflower Wings
Recipe details
  • 15  Wings
  • Prep time: 20 Minutes Cook time: 20 Minutes Total time: 40 min
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For Batter
  • 1/2 big cauliflower (you can easily double the recipe if making for more than 2 people)
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup dairy-free milk + 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar OR buttermilk (if not vegan)
For Sticky BBQ Sauce
  • 1 cup agave (or honey if not vegan)
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Start by washing and cutting the cauliflower into florets resembling the size of chicken wings.
Make the batter by adding all the ingredients together in a mixing bowl.
Dip the cauliflower into the batter making sure to cover them well.
If using an air-fryer you will need to cook them for 10 minutes at 200°C/390°F.
If baking in an oven, make sure to preheat at 220°C/430°F then cook for 15-20 minutes.
Once they're golden, take them out and make the sauce.
Mix all the sauce ingredients in a mixing bowl.
Dip the cauliflower into the sauce, making sure to coat evenly.
Air-fry for another 10-15 minutes or bake for another 20 minutes until crispy.
Top with sesame seeds, serve them with more sauce and any sides you desire!
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