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vegan cauliflower buffalo wings

Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Wings

  • Author: Alex Thomopoulos
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 23-28 minutes
  • Total Time: 28-33 minutes
  • Yield: 8-10 servings 1x
  • Category: Appetizer, Snack
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


Wings are for flying—not frying! But don’t worry, this recipe leaves actual wings to the birds, and uses healthy cauliflower florets instead.

These vegan cauliflower buffalo wings make a perfect game-day snack, and once you try them, you’ll be hooked for life. They are gluten-free and of course, vegan! 

The ranch dip is especially delicious. I know it takes a little extra time to whip it together yourself (rather than using a store-bought option) but it will be worth it, I promise! 


  • 2 large cauliflower heads, chopped into florets
  • 1 cup of white rice flour
  • ¼ teaspoon of salt
  • ¼ teaspoon of paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 bottle of buffalo wing sauce (I used Frank’s Red Hot which is available at most supermarkets)


  1. Preheat your oven to 450°.
  2. Combine the water, white rice flour, salt, paprika, and garlic powder in a large bowl. Whisk together.
  3. Thoroughly coat the cauliflower florets with the batter and place onto a large baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 18-20 minutes, until they are slightly brown on the top.
  5. Remove cauliflower from the oven and coat them in buffalo sauce.
  6. Insert buffalo cauliflower back into oven to crisp up for another 5 minutes.


  • If you don’t have white rice flour, it is fine to use regular flour.

Keywords: appetizer, buffalo, cauliflower, gluten-free, spicy, vegan wings