Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Wings


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vegan buffalo cauliflower wings

When I tell you’ve fallen in love with these Buffalo Cauliflower Wings, I mean I have fallen in love with them! I’m so excited to share this recipe with you- they’re such a great crowd-pleasing dish- my boyfriend is obsessed with them- and they’re completely plant-based and gluten-free!

vegan buffalo cauliflower wings

These cauliflower wings are a mix of smokey, spicy, and sweet. They also taste incredibly satisfying – there’s an outer breading on the cauliflower that you bake off first, before adding the buffalo sauce. This helps to give the cauliflower wings an even richer flavor and crunch.

And…. also- let’s talk sauce. I decided to use Primal Kitchen’s Buffalo Sauce because I love the quality and ingredients and wanted to make this super easy. It’s not packed with a ton of unnecessary sugar and additives like you’ll see in so many condiments. Instead, it’s clean, made with avocado oil, and packed with flavor. It’s tangy and spicy, and just so good.

vegan buffalo cauliflower wings

But- if you’d rather make the sauce yourself- you totally can! You can combine melted vegan butter with hot sauce to make your own buffalo sauce.

To pair with the buffalo cauliflower wings, because you might need a little cooling down effecrt, I made a vegan ranch out of plain coconut yogurt. I just add a little salt, chives, dill, onion powder, and garlic powder- and you get this instant ranch flavor. Check the notes in the recipe below for details.

Alright, let’s get to this recipe!

vegan buffalo cauliflower wings

Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Wings

Smokey, spicy, crunchy vegan cauliflower wings that are a total crowd pleaser!
Servings: 4


  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 3/4 cup gluten-free flour
  • 1/4 cup arrowroot starch
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 cup vegan buffalo sauce


  • Preheat oven to 400 F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Prep cauliflower: remove leaves, core, and stems from cauliflower head, wash and dry well. 
  • Mix gluten-free flour, arrowroot starch, smoked paprika, garlic power, onion powder and salt in a large bowl. Add in water, whisking until smooth. 
  • Add cauliflower florets to the flour blend and toss to coat. Spread cauliflower out evenly on parchment-lined baking sheet. 
  • Bake cauliflower wings for 12 minutes. 
  • Remove baking sheet from oven, place cauliflower wings in a large mixing bowl, add in buffalo sauce, and toss to coat. 
  • Place cauliflower wings back on baking sheet. Bake for another 15 minutes. 
  • Remove from oven, serve with vegan ranch dipping sauce (recipe in notes).


If you’d like to make Vegan Ranch for dipping: Mix 1/2 cup coconut yogurt mixed with 1/2 tsp garlic powder, 1/2 tsp onion powder, 1/2 tsp dill, 1/2 tsp chives and a 1/2 tsp sea salt. 

I hope you love these cauli wings. They’re such a fun vegan dish. 🙂

Talk to you soon, xo,


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