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Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower Wings

April 4, 2024
Air Fryer Cauliflower Buffalo Wings

Air Fried Cauliflower Buffalo Wings

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Turn up the flavour dial on your snack game with our Air Fryer Cauliflower Buffalo Wings – the crispy, spicy bites you never knew you needed! Whether you're a die-hard wing fanatic or just looking for a healthier twist on a classic favourite, these little delights are about to become your new obsession. With a crunchy exterior and a mouth-watering buffalo sauce glaze, each bite packs a punch of flavour that'll have you coming back for more. Get ready to satisfy those cravings without the guilt and let's dive into this easy, irresistible recipe!
Air Fryer Cauliflower Buffalo Wings
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Ingredients You'll Need

[Dry Ingredients]
1 Cauliflower Head - Cut Into Bite Size Pieces
1 Cup All Purpose Flour (120g)
1 Cup Cornstarch (120g)
1 Tsp Garlic Powder
1 Tsp Smoked Paprika
1 Tsp Onion Powder
1/2 Tsp Cayenne Pepper
1 Tsp Salt
[Wet Ingredients]
1 1/2 Unsweetened Milk of Choice
1/2 Cup Of Hot Sauce
2 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
1 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
[Buffalo Sauce Ingredients]
1 Cup Hot Sauce
1 Tsp Garlic Powder
2 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
2-3 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
1 Stick Unsalted Butter
1/2 Tsp Cayenne Pepper
60ml of Milk or 1 Tbsp Cornstarch Slurry In Water
Pinch of Salt and Black Pepper

Let's Get Started!

  • Lets start by preheating your air fryer to 375°F (190°C) and then cut the Cauliflower into bite sized florets. Try to trim the stem and tough cores. Keep them aside for now.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, cornstarch, baking powder, nutritional yeast, onion powder, garlic powder, smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, salt, and a pinch of black pepper. Mix well to combine.
  • In another bowl, whisk together the unsweetened milk of choice, hot sauce, apple cider vinegar, and Worcestershire sauce until well combined
  • Firstly dip each Cauliflower into the dry batter shaking off any excess then dip each cauliflower floret into the wet batter, allowing any excess batter to drip off. Then finally, coat the cauliflower in the dry batter mixture one last time, ensuring each piece is evenly coated.
  • Lightly spray the air fryer basket with cooking spray to prevent sticking. Arrange the coated cauliflower florets in a single layer in the air fryer basket, making sure they are not overcrowded.
  • Air fry the cauliflower at 375°F (190°C) for 15 to 18 minutes, flipping halfway through, or until they are golden brown and crispy.
  • In a saucepan, melt the unsalted butter over medium heat. Once melted, stir in the Franks hot sauce, garlic powder, Worcestershire sauce, cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper. Allow the mixture to simmer for a few minutes.
  • Add in 60ml of regular Milk on low heat, or if you want to keep the recipe Vegan friendly, prepare a cornstarch slurry by mixing 1 tablespoon of cornstarch with 2 tablespoons of cold water. Gradually add the slurry to the sauce while stirring continuously until the desired thickness is reached.
  • Once the cauliflower wings are cooked and crispy, transfer them to a large mixing bowl. Pour the prepared buffalo sauce over the cauliflower wings and toss until evenly coated.
  • Serve the buffalo cauliflower wings hot, garnished with fresh chopped parsley or celery sticks on the side. Enjoy them as a delicious appetizer or snack!

People Also Asked..

  • Why Are My Cauliflower Wings Soggy?

    If you keep them coated in the Buffalo sauce for too long before eating, they will get less crispy. A good tip is to either drizzle on the Buffalo sauce right before eating them or enjoy dipping them into the sauce instead which will keep them more crispy.

  • Are Cauliflower Wings Healthier Than Chicken Wings?

    Cauliflower contains antioxidants as well as being low in fat as well as saturated fats. Also animal products unless they are Organic will usually contain unwanted chemicals such as Hormones, antibiotics amongst other contaminants. This recipe is healthier than other store bought versions but it’s aimed at being a game day style treat to enjoy rather than being healthy.

  • Are Buffalo Cauliflower Wings Good?

    Most definitely! They sure can give Chicken Wings a run for their money too! We’ve tried and tested different variations of this recipe over a period of time and settled on this one as being the most yummy. It’s a must try.

  • What Goes With Buffalo Cauliflower Wings?

    As an appetizer, this can pair well with blue cheese dressing or ranch too, and be served alongside Cucumber, Celery, Carrot sticks, crispy French fries, Garlic bread or even a refreshing cold drink of choice to help cool down the mouth from the spiciness of the sauce!

  • How Can I Take These Buffalo Wings To The Next Level?

    So you want to level up your Wings game and really impress your guests? Firstly you could add in some Honey into the Buffalo Sauce to compliment the spice and add in some sweetness which will change and improve the flavour.

    If you want to take the Crispiness and crunch to another level, you can use Panko breadcrumbs to coat the Cauliflower florets in after you’ve coated them in the dry batter for the third coating. This 4th coating in Panko breadcrumbs will give it some extra crunch to transform the taste further.

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4 Servings
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 34.5g
Saturated Fat 21.5g
Sodium 2638mg
Total Carbohydrates 59g
Total Sugars 2.25g
Protein 7.25g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be different depending on your body.


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