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Air Fried Cauliflower Buffalo Wings

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Air Fried Cauliflower Buffalo Wings are addictive and will sure to be loved by both meat and non-meat eaters! These air “wings” are crispy and air fried to perfection. Tossed in spicy buffalo sauce and coated in a almond flour blend making these wings suitable for both vegan and gluten-free diets!

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Air Fried Cauliflower Buffalo Wings are addictive and will sure to be loved by both meat and non-meat eaters! These air "wings" are crispy and air fried to perfection. Tossed in spicy buffalo sauce and coated in a almond flour blend making these wings suitable for both vegan and gluten-free diets!

Cauliflower stands as a delicious vegan alternative to the traditional chicken buffalo wing. When prepared correctly, the flavor profile and crunchy juicy texture will have you questioning if this is really cauliflower! These wings are prepared with almond flour, Primal Kitchen Buffalo Sauce, and a few spices. These are a great low carb and grain-free snack, perfect for Super Bowl Sunday!

These wings are soft and tender on the inside but crispy on the outside. These cauliflower buffalo “wings” are so close to the real deal it’s hard to believe! Don’t believe me? Give them a try yourself.

Air Fried Cauliflower Buffalo Wings are addictive and will sure to be loved by both meat and non-meat eaters! These air "wings" are crispy and air fried to perfection. Tossed in spicy buffalo sauce and coated in a almond flour blend making these wings suitable for both vegan and gluten-free diets!

Ingredients in Buffalo Cauliflower Wings

These Air Fried Cauliflower Buffalo Wings are a great substitution for traditional buffalo wings. This specific recipe is both vegan and gluten-free. Dip these spicy bites in ranch or blue cheese for even more added flavor.

  • cauliflower
  • buffalo sauce
  • paprika
  • garlic powder
  • onion powder
  • black pepper
  • salt
  • almond flour

Kitchen tools needed to make Air Fried Wings

I used my air fryer to make this recipe. But I know not everyone has an air fryer, and that’s okay. You can still make this recipe in the oven rather than the air fryer and they will turn out just the same!

  • air fryer (or oven)
  • mixing bowls
  • measuring spoons
Air Fried Cauliflower Buffalo Wings are addictive and will sure to be loved by both meat and non-meat eaters! These air "wings" are crispy and air fried to perfection. Tossed in spicy buffalo sauce and coated in a almond flour blend making these wings suitable for both vegan and gluten-free diets!

How to make air fried buffalo cauliflower wings

Making these cauliflower wings is so simple! From start to finish they will be ready in less than 30 minutes. Let’s get into it.

To start, chop and then wash the head of cauliflower. I like to use a fruit scrub to make sure I get rid of any pesticides or bugs that are lingering.

Then, dry the cauliflower and place into a large mixing bowl. Start by pouring buffalo sauce of choice over the cauliflower wings and coat them really well. Like REALLY well. Ideally, you don’t want to see any white from the cauliflower. Set aside.

In a separate medium bowl, combine almond flour and spices. Mix really well, then pour over cauliflower. Again, toss the cauliflower in the large bowl until each piece is well coated with the almond flour mixture.

Place the wings into the air fryer in a single layer. Do not over crowd the wings as this will result in a soggy wing.

Fry at 350F for 20 minutes. Remove from the fryer and serve with ranch or blue cheese. ENJOY!

Air Fried Cauliflower Buffalo Wings are addictive and will sure to be loved by both meat and non-meat eaters! These air "wings" are crispy and air fried to perfection. Tossed in spicy buffalo sauce and coated in a almond flour blend making these wings suitable for both vegan and gluten-free diets!

Air Fried Cauliflower Buffalo Wings

Recipe by Hannah KlingCourse: SnacksCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Beginner
Servings

6

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

20

minutes

35

minutes

Air Fried Cauliflower Buffalo Wings are addictive and will sure to be loved by both meat and non-meat eaters! These air “wings” are crispy and air fried to perfection. Tossed in spicy buffalo sauce and coated in a almond flour blend making these wings suitable for both vegan and gluten-free diets!

Ingredients

  • 1 head of cauliflower

  • 1 cup buffalo sauce

  • 1/2 Tbsp paprika

  • 1/2 Tbsp garlic powder

  • 1/2 Tbsp onion powder

  • 1 tsp black pepper

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1/2 cup almond flour

Directions

  • To start, chop and then wash the head of cauliflower. I like to use a fruit scrub to make sure I get rid of any pesticides or bugs that are lingering.
  • Then, dry the cauliflower and place into a large mixing bowl. Start by pouring buffalo sauce of choice over the cauliflower wings and coat them really well. Like REALLY well. Ideally, you don’t want to see any white from the cauliflower. Set aside.
  • In a separate medium bowl, combine almond flour and spices. Mix really well, then pour over cauliflower. Again, toss the cauliflower in the large bowl until each piece is well coated with the almond flour mixture.
  • Place the wings into the air fryer in a single layer. Do not over crowd the wings as this will result in a soggy wing.
  • Fry at 350F for 20 minutes. Remove from the fryer and serve with ranch or blue cheese.
  • ENJOY! Best served immediately with dipping sauce of choice.

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  1. Made these for the super bowl and they came out perfect!! Super crispy when you leave them in long enough and lots of flavor!! Perfect for vegetarians or pescatarians:)

     
  2. Hands down the best Buffalo cauliflower recipe I’ve followed. I’ve tried several different recipes in the past but this one definitely has the best flavor and was a crowd pleaser ! Do yourself a favor, just go ahead and double the recipe.

     
  3. Just made these! I ran out of almond flour so I used whole wheat breadcrumbs instead. Still came out tasty but def want to try to almond flour next time! Thanks for this recipe!!

     
  4. Hello! Is there a substitute for the almond flour ? Flour/ corn starch ?
    Also what are the oven settings ? The same ?
    Thanks!

     
  5. hey!
    i’m fairly new to experimenting with air fryers, and i’m a vegetarian so loved the idea of this.
    i tried this recipe and i burned the outside of the cauliflower :/ coating was pretty thick on the outside when i put them in, put them in at 350 degrees and didn’t look super appealing when i pulled them out. turned out real crispy on the outside and really brown, overly brown…
    i used regular flower versus almond flour (non bleached if that matters)
    and would love to know what i did wrong to try to fix it and nail it next time!
    again, first time trying cauliflower wings at all, and would love to know what could be the verdict, as i think it had something to do on my end being new to it (definitely don’t think it was the recipe). ?

     
  6. (omg posting again bc i just realized i spelled “FLOUR” wrong and called it flower long day forgive me so embarrassed)

    hey!
    i’m fairly new to experimenting with air fryers, and i’m a vegetarian so loved the idea of this.
    i tried this recipe and i burned the outside of the cauliflower :/ coating was pretty thick on the outside when i put them in, put them in at 350 degrees and didn’t look super appealing when i pulled them out. turned out real crispy on the outside and really brown, overly brown…
    i used regular flour versus almond flour (non bleached if that matters)
    and would love to know what i did wrong to try to fix it and nail it next time!
    again, first time trying cauliflower wings at all, and would love to know what could be the verdict, as i think it had something to do on my end being new to it (definitely don’t think it was the recipe) <3

     
    • Hi there!! Oh no, let’s see there could be a few things that you may be able to adjust. First, don’t over-pack the air fryer. You want the cauliflower to be on a single layer and not stacked too high to the top. Secondly, the regular flour will definitely make a different because the gluten will crisp better than the almonds. So I would suggest baking at 350F but for 10-15 minutes. It’s always best to check on them about half way through and give them a little shake (depending on the air fryer) so that way they cook all the way around. The air fryer that I have is like a small oven so the air circulates and no shake is needed, but not all air fryers are created equal! Let me know if that helps, and I hope the next batch turns out better for you! Keep me posted 🙂

       
  7. Stephanie

    Can’t wait to try this – recipe looks delicious! You mention using a fruit scrub on the cauliflower to get rid of any lingering pesticides or bugs. Can you please tell me the name of it, and where can I buy it? Thanks.

     
    • Hi Stephanie!!

      I can’t wait for you to try it! I used the fruit and veggie wash from trader joes! just add a small amount to a bowl of warm water and let your fruit/veggies soak for about 10 minutes!

       

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