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Gluten Free Buffalo Cauliflower

Gluten Free Buffalo Cauliflower are addictive and will sure to be loved by both meat and non-meat eaters! These air fried wings are crispy, spicy and make for the perfect appetizer or healthy snack.

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Air Fried Buffalo Cauliflower Wings on a plate with ranch and parsley as a garnish.

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • Gluten Free Buffalo Cauliflower 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 Gluten Free Buffalo Cauliflower. 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 Franks 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.

all the ingredients that you need to make these gluten free cauliflower wings in individual containers.

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.

ONE: 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.

TWO: Dry the cauliflower florets and place them into a large mixing bowl. Pour 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.

the cauliflower after being tossed in buffalo sauce.

THREE: In a separate medium bowl, combine almond flour and spices. Then, add in buffalo cauliflower and toss until each piece is well coated.

FOUR: 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.

a fork dipping the cauliflower wing into ranch.

How to serve and store

Serve these Gluten Free Buffalo 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.

a close up of the air fried cauliflower wings

Frequently asked questions

Can I make these in the oven instead of the air fryer?

Yes, bake at 425F for 20-25 minutes or until crispy.

How long will these last for in the fridge?

About 3-4 days.

How can I reheat these?

Reheat in the microwave, or the air fryer for best results.

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If you make these Gluten Free Buffalo Cauliflower, 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 InstagramTiktok or Pinterest!

Gluten Free Buffalo Cauliflower

Gluten Free Buffalo Cauliflower wings are addictive and will sure to be loved by both meat and non-meat eaters! These air fried wings are crispy, spicy and make for the perfect appetizer or healthy snack.
4 based on 9 reviews
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PREP TIME:
10 minutes
COOK TIME:
20 minutes
Author - Hannah

Ingredients

  • 1 head of cauliflower, about 2 cups
  • 1/2 cup buffalo sauce
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 cup almond flour

SCALE:

1X

YIELDS:

6 servings

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. Then, dry the cauliflower and place into a large mixing bowl. Pour 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.
  3. In a separate large bowl, combine almond flour and spices. Mix really well, then add in the buffalo cauliflower and toss until each piece is well coated with the flour mixture.
  4. 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.
  5. Fry at 350F for 20 minutes. Remove from the fryer and serve with ranch or blue cheese.
  6. ENJOY! Best served immediately with dipping sauce of choice.

Notes

  • 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.

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I used regular flour and these were great! Better than expected!!! Thank you!

These were absolutely AMAZING!!! I was skeptical from previous recipes that I have tried… but these were a showstopper!!!!! 10/10