Cauliflower Wings

Yep, you read right — cauliflower florets do look like mini chicken wings if you squint a bit. These Buffalo style “wings” are vegan and surprisingly delicious!

They are baked, not fried and yield a back-of-the-throat rich heat that wings bring. Our cooking club crew at Cookshare (Facebook: Cook Share) loved both the taste and texture. These will stand on their own if you do not compare them to the real dish.


  • flour- 3/4 cup
  • onion powder- 1 tsp
  • paprika- 1/2 teaspoon (sweet, or smoked paprika)
  • salt- 1/4 tsp
  • pepper- 1/4 tsp
  • water- 1 cup
  • hot sauce- 10 TBS, divided (Frank’s hot sauce is original to Buffalo wings)
  • cauliflower- 1 large head or 2 small, cut into large florets
  • butter- 2 TBS. [optional]
  • celery and creamy dressing


Warm Bitter Greens Salad
These are best served hot, right out of the oven
  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, onion powder, paprika, salt and pepper.
  2. Preheat oven to 400º F.
  3. Combine 2 TBS. hot sauce and water then pour into the flour mixture and combine.
  4. Add the cauliflower and toss well. Using tongs transfer cauliflower to a baking sheet in a single layer. Do not add any remaining batter once the cauliflower are on the sheet.
  5. Bake 15-20 minutes, then begin to check for bits of browning. Check every 5 minutes until brown spots appear. After 20 minutes, check bottom of one cauliflower to make sure it doesn’t burn.
  6. Meanwhile, warm the butter [if using] and combine with the remaining 8 TBS. hot sauce in a large bowl.
  7. Lastly, add the hot cauliflower to the bowl of hot sauce and toss. Serve with slices of celery and dressing.

Original recipe credit: Adrianna Adarme and adapted here

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