Gluten Free Buffalo Cauliflower
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 Instagram, Tiktok or Pinterest!
i tried this and it was actually AMAZING. this was beyond delicious and surprised me. i used all purpose flour but half of what u used, and it tasted delicious. i definitely will make this so much more! it was so good. thank u
AMAZING!! so glad you enjoyed 🙂
Love this recipe. I use primal kitchen buffalo sauce and still comes out great!
Hi Erica! YAY!! so happy to hear you love it 🙂
Followed the recipe EXACTLY. These were SOOOOO salty. Really disappointed wasting this much food. It’s inedible. 🙁
Hi Kristen! Oh no, i’m really sorry to hear that. I’ve had many remakes over on pinterest and haven’t heard this. I’ll remake them soon and see if there is a mistype of some kind. I’m terribly sorry, I hate wasting not only food but my time as well. I appreciate the feedback regardless.
I followed this recipe to the T, even single layered as suggested and it came out extremely salty. Maybe leave out the salt as the wing sauce carries enough sodium? The texture was soggy on the bottom sides of the calliflower so i suggest flipping them halfway through so all sides cook evenly.
Hi Chely! Thanks for your feedback, i’m sorry to hear they turned out too salty. Mine definitely didn’t taste that way. Do you mind telling me which brand of buffalo sauce you used?
Flavor was great but the were soggy. I used an air fryer for half and deep fried the remainder.
Hi Sandra! so glad you enjoyed them flavor. Try not to over crowd the air fryer, they need to be on a single layer to get nice and crispy!