Yield: 6 servings

Cauliflower Wings

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Crispy vegan Cauliflower Wings tossed with homemade buffalo sauce are so delicious you won't even miss the meat.


  • 1 (48-oz ) bottle vegetable oil
  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • ½ cup cornstarch
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun spice
  • 1 ¼ tablespoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 ¼ cup seltzer water
  • ¾ cup Frank’s hot sauce
  • 5 tablespoons vegan butter
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 ¼ teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder


    1. Heat the vegetable oil in frying pan over medium heat.
    2. Cut the cauliflower into large bite size pieces. Set aside.
    3. Add the flour, cornstarch, salt, Cajun spice, baking powder and black pepper to a bowl and whisk it all together. Then, pour in the seltzer water and whisk until combined.
    4. Dip a piece of cauliflower into the batter and let the excess batter drip off.Carefully drop the cauliflower into the oil and fry for three to four minutes on each side, or until the cauliflower turns a light golden brown.
    5. Add five to six pieces of cauliflower to the oil at a time and place them on a plate with a paper towel to allow the excess oil to drip off.
    6. While the cauliflower is frying, make the buffalo sauce.
    7. Add the hot sauce, vegan butter, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder and onion powder to a small pan and heat over medium heat. Let it simmer for five minutes before turning it off.
    8. Remove the pan from the heat and let it sit for five minutes.
    9. Once all of the cauliflower has cooked, gently toss it in the buffalo sauce.
    10. Serve immediately.


  • To ensure the wings are vegan, make sure to use a vegan brand of Worcestershire sauce (some contain anchovies). You can make this homemade VEGAN sauce too.
  • Frank's hot sauce is my preference for the Buffalo sauce. It'll give them the most classic "buffalo" flavor! You could also mix it up by using Sriracha or another hot sauce variety you love.
  • Need more heat? Add a few shakes of crushed red pepper flakes or a dash of cayenne to the sauce.
  • Serve these immediately for best texture and flavor. The longer they sit around the less crispy they will be. If you do end up with leftovers, they'd taste good added to a salad or wrap for a next day lunch, but don't expect the breading to stay crisp.
  • I didn't think these needed any kind of dip, but a creamy dipping sauce would certainly help cool down some of the heat. Grab a bottle of vegan ranch or bleu cheese or make your own, if you like! Dip in homemade Ranch dressing if you like.
  • Toss the leftovers in my homemade Buffalo Chicken Pasta and skip the chicken for a meatless meal!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 257Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 1519mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 3gSugar: 4gProtein: 4g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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