Buffalo Cauliflower Wings

Buffalo Cauliflower Wings

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One of the first recipes I posted on my previous blog, For the Sake of Good Taste, was an all-time personal favourite: a buffalo cauliflower sandwich. In a similar vein, I’m a huge fan of buffalo cauliflower wings.

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I first made a version of these buffalo cauliflower wings during my freshman year of college. A friend and I hosted a super bowl party for our larger friend group and I was hooked! Now, I can’t remember the recipe we used. But that’s okay⁠—it started my love affair with buffalo cauliflower in all its forms.

Since then, I’ve tried dozens of different recipes and adapted my own to come up with this one…though let’s be honest, I’ll almost definitely adapt it more.  I’ve made it with fresh and frozen cauliflower florets, store-bought or homemade buffalo sauce, and with or without the crispy batter and coating.

It’s delicious all of these ways and likely more! Find a new, creative take? Let me know in the comments so I can try too! Or, tag us @anideallifeblog on Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, or Facebook.

Superbowl party? Look no further than these buffalo cauliflower wings. Just looking for a tasty side? They work for that, too!

Buffalo Cauliflower Wings

Buffalo Cauliflower Wings

Spicy and oh-so-delicious, these buffalo cauliflower "wings" are perfect for Superbowl Sunday, another game day, or a delicious everyday side!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4


  • Oven
  • Baking Sheet


  • 1 head cauliflower cleaned and cut, or 12 oz. package of cauliflower florets
  • 2/3 cup flour or almond flour, plus extra for coating (optional)
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup hot sauce adjust to taste
  • 1/4 cup vegan cheese shreds optional - faux mozzarella works well but feel free to use your favourite!
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup vegan butter or margarine melted


  • Preheat oven to 450 F.
  • Combine flour, water, and a dash of hot sauce to create a batter.
  • Coat each floret in batter and place on a lined baking sheet.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the batter has become golden brown.
  • While cauliflower bites are cooking, prepare your buffalo sauce.
  • Combine remaining ingredients to create a buffalo sauce.
  • Coat cauliflower in sauce and return to oven for 5 to 10 minutes or until crisp. If desired, sprinkle with additional almond flour for an extra crispy exterior.
  • Serve & enjoy!
Keyword Buffalo, Cauliflower, Sides


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Last Updated on 5 days by Juliette Sebock

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