These Cauliflower Buffalo Wings are legit what I live for these days! Okay maybe that’s a little extreme, but it’s almost true. These faux wings are crisp and chewy on the outside and fluffy in the middle. The hot sauce-oil mix gives these simple florets such a flavour transformation.
Not only are these vegan but they’re completely gluten-free (check the hot sauce ingredients for allergens such as gluten if you are allergic or intolerant) and require just 6 ingredients. Eat them as a side dish, a snack or even a dinner for 1 with plenty of ranch and fries – I’m tempted to make them right now actually! Also, just another fact, these literally are the perfect movie snack – goodbye nachos, hello cauliflower buffalo wings!
Questions about Cauliflower Buffalo Wings
How to make Cauliflower Buffalo Wings? To make cauliflower buffalo wings you need cauliflower, hot sauce, oil, cornstarch, plant milk and onion powder. The florets are brushed in a paste made with cornstarch and milk, then covered in the remaining cornstarch and onion powder and smothered in the hot sauce and oil mixture before being baked until golden and crisp.
Are Cauliflower Buffalo Wings healthy? Cauliflower buffalo wings do contain less fat as they are made with cauliflower rather than chicken wings, which contain a very high amount of saturated fat due to the chicken skin in particular. In that sense they are the healthier option, but it does not automatically mean they are not energy dense or a low-fat food.
Cauliflower Buffalo Wings Recipe
Ingredients for Vegan Tofu Schnitzel:
- 1 head cauliflower cut into florets
- 5 tbsp cornstarch
- 1 tbsp onion powder
- 100 ml plant milk
- 4 tbsp sriracha or other similar hot sauce
- 4 tbsp rapeseed oil
- Preheat oven to 200℃.
- Combine 2 tbsp cornstarch with the plant milk and brush each floret.
- Combine the remaining cornstarch with the onion powder and dip the florets in the flour mix, shaking off any excess.
- Mix the oil and hot sauce and rub over the cauliflower.
- Place on a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper and bake for 25 minutes, flipping over halfway.
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Big Thanks to…
Erin Lives Whole for my food inspo. You can find her recipe here: https://www.erinliveswhole.com/buffalo-cauliflower-wings/.