Vegan Cauliflower Buffalo Wings


Looking for a healthy appetizer for your Super Bowl party or another casual get-together? These vegan Buffalo cauliflower wings are sure to hit the spot. Coated in panko breadcrumbs and spices, these Buffalo cauliflower bites are tender on the inside and crispy on the outside--and don't forget the vegan ranch sauce! This is one of those healthy Super Bowl recipes you won't be able to resist.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
8 servings


  • Cooking spray

  • 1 ¼ cups unsweetened plain almond milk

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder, plus 1/2 teaspoon, divided

  • 2 tablespoons onion powder, plus 1/2 teaspoon, divided

  • 1 ¼ teaspoons ground pepper, divided

  • 8 cups cauliflower florets (from 1 medium head)

  • 2 cups panko breadcrumbs

  • ¼ cup vegan mayonnaise

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill

  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar

  • 3 ½ tablespoons Buffalo-style hot sauce (such as Frank's RedHot)

  • ¼ cup celery leaves (Optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; coat with cooking spray. Whisk almond milk, flour, cayenne, 2 tablespoons garlic powder, 2 tablespoons onion powder and 1 teaspoon pepper in a large bowl to form a loose batter. Add cauliflower; toss well to coat.

  2. Place panko in another large bowl. Using a slotted spoon, remove the cauliflower from the batter, letting excess drip off. Add the cauliflower to the panko; toss to coat. Arrange the breaded cauliflower on the prepared pan; coat the cauliflower liberally with cooking spray. Bake until golden brown, 35 to 40 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, whisk mayonnaise, dill, vinegar and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/2 teaspoon onion powder and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a small bowl.

  4. Arrange the cauliflower on a platter; drizzle with hot sauce. Drizzle the dressing over the cauliflower. Sprinkle with celery leaves, if desired.

    Vegan Cauliflower Buffalo Wings

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

186 Calories
6g Fat
29g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 186
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 29g 11%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 5g 11%
Total Fat 6g 7%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Vitamin A 223IU 4%
Vitamin C 52mg 58%
Folate 87mcg 22%
Sodium 341mg 15%
Calcium 70mg 5%
Iron 1mg 6%
Magnesium 21mg 5%
Potassium 374mg 8%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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