BBQ Cauliflower Wings

These are awesome!!

Not one for many cauliflower dishes, this faux “wings” absolutely have me hooked. The way they cook in the oven give it such a great texture and fall apart similarly to the way chicken may fall off the bone (gross reference, but very accurate). The BBQ sauce is adaptable and feel free to use whatever kind suits your palette. They were a cinch to make and I love this dish so much because it’s a full meal on its own, and who doesn’t love saying they ate an entire head of cauliflower for dinner?

1 head cauliflower, broken into florets

1 cup organic BBQ sauce (we used Annie’s Naturals)

1 cup almond milk

1 cup organic all-purpose flour

1 tbsp chipotle hot sauce (optional)

1 tbsp arrowroot powder (or whatever starch you’ve got)

1 tbsp olive oil

1 tsp sea salt

1/4 tsp black pepper

*Dip into raw vegan mayo-it doubles as sour cream too!

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees
  • Whisk almond milk and flour together
  • Dredge cauliflower pieces into flour mixture and place in a shallow glass baking dish
  • Bake at 450 degrees for 20 minutes
  • Meanwhile, mix together the BBQ sauce, hot sauce, olive oil, salt and pepper
  • Once cooked, toss cauliflower with BBQ mix and bake for an additional 5 to 8 minutes




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About the Author

Lisa is the founder of The Vegan Pact and a vegan personal chef.

Delicious Comments...

  1. This looks so good! Would’ve fooled me just based on the photo alone. I keep meaning to try out cauliflower wings so I may have to give your recipe a try now!

  2. I’ve tried various recipes for vegan wings, which have mostly really sucked, but hey, I’m all for roasted cauliflower!

  3. Barbara Smith says:

    Would this work with a gluten free flour? I hope so as this looks wonderful!

  4. I think it should! I’ll have to test it out 🙂

  5. This ones a keeper! 🙂

  6. These look so delicious! I need to give these a try someday. 😉

  7. Hey! Just made these and they’re SUPER good. Of course I used homemade BBQ sauce, so I have to pat myself on the back a little bit for that. But thanks so much for the idea!

  8. MMMM do you have a recipe for the homemade sauce?!

  9. This looks WONDERFUL! However, I am gluten- and soy- intolerant, so I was wondering if you knew how to make it gluten-free or had a recipe for the sauce. ? Thanks!

  10. We get alot of people saying the same thing! The entire recipe is soy-free, but I am unsure of how to make it gluten-free. I would suggest spelt or oat flour

  11. ashley c says:

    @maria @lisa we made it with rice flour and it turned out great!

  12. Awesome, Ashley! I was going to try it with chickpea flour, but rice flour sounds much better 🙂

  13. At what stage do you add the Arrowroot flour? I added it with the BBQ sauce at the end. My Cauli stuck to the dish too:(

  14. I made this but my cauliflower stuck to my pan, why?

  15. Ours sometimes does that too! 🙁 try using parchment paper or a baking sheet. Or when ours stick, we transfer them to a different, clean dish to bake them in again the second time around

  16. These were great flavor-wise. Mine weren’t very crispy (not sure they were meant to be?) and that might make them better next time. Otherwise great!

  17. When do you add the arrowroot powder/extra starch?

  18. Do you add the arrowroot powder with the flour and milk????

  19. I just made these and i am not gf , vegan etc. and I love them ! I can’t believe how crispy and tastey these are


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