Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower Wings
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Why you’ll love this recipe
- Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower Wings are a great vegan alternative to traditional chicken buffalo wings.
- A great low carb and grain-free snack or appetizer.
- The perfect recipe for Super Bowl Sunday, or just any BBQ or party.
- These wings are crispy, spicy and savory.
- Secretly healthy, but incredibly delicious.
- This recipe is vegan, plant based, gluten free and grain free.
- Can be baked in the oven or fried in the air fryer.
- A recipe that both vegan and non vegan’s will love.
- Check out these buffalo chickpea bites for another great recipe!
Ingredients and Substitutions
These are the main ingredients and substitutions for Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower Wings. Be sure to scroll down to the recipe card at the bottom of this page for a full list of ingredients and instructions.
You can use a whole cauliflower and chop them into cauliflower florets, or buy cauliflower florets from a bag.
I personally love using the buffalo sauce from Primal Kitchen Foods, but you can use any buffalo sauce such as Red Hot.
Paprika gives these cauliflower bites a smokey flavor, similar to what wings typically taste like.
Garlic and onion powder give these buffalo bites a savory added flavor.
Salt and pepper helps balance out the flavors.
Almond flour is the flour that I use to make these buffalo wings grain free. I have not tested this recipe with any other flours.
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 and they will turn out just the same!
- air fryer (or oven)
- mixing bowls
- measuring spoons
How to make
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 florets and place them into a large mixing bowl. Start by pouring the buffalo sauce 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 sprinkle over the 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.
Air fry at 350F for 20 minutes. Remove from the fryer and serve with ranch or blue cheese. ENJOY!
Tips and Tricks
Don’t over crowd your air fryer, allow there to be some room in between each piece. Over crowding the air fryer will result in a soggy wing.
Make sure each cauliflower floret is well coated with buffalo sauce and seasonings.
How to serve and store
Serve these air fried cauliflower wings with ranch or blue cheese.
Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge and enjoy within 3 days. Reheat in the microwave or the air fryer for best results.
Taste and Texture
These Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower Wings are crispy, crunchy, spicy and savory.
Frequently asked questions
Yes, bake at 425F for 20-25 minutes or until crispy.
About 3-4 days.
Reheat in the microwave, or the air fryer for best results.
Other recipes you may like:
- buffalo chickpea caesar wrap
- chickpea bites with buffalo
- air fried buffalo chickpea caesar salad
- brussels sprouts air fried
- carrot fries
If you make these Air Fryer Cauliflower Buffalo Wings, I would really appreciate a comment and rating down below, under the recipe card. Don’t forget to take a picture and tag me over on Instagram, Tiktok or Pinterest!