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air-fried Buffalo cauliflower with vegan Ranch dip
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Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower Wings

Air fryer buffalo cauliflower is the perfect meat-free alternative to buffalo wings, easy to prepare, and ready in under 25 minutes! Even better, these vegan cauliflower wings are gluten-free, dairy-free, and egg-free for a healthy yet delicious game-day appetizer, finger food snack, or side dish!
Course Appetizer, Side, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4

Equipment

  • Air Fryer*

Ingredients

Batter:

Other ingredients:

  • 1 small-medium head (600 g) cauliflower (weight without stem)
  • Mild hot sauce or ketchup, to brush
  • Vegan Ranch Dressing to dip

Instructions

  • You can watch the video in the post for visual instructions.
    Cut the cauliflower into florets and transfer them to a bowl.
  • Add chickpea flour to a medium bowl along with the dairy-free milk, hot sauce, spices, and oil. Whisk to combine.
  • Pour the batter over the cauliflower florets and toss thoroughly to combine, using tongs, a spoon, or even your fingers.
    If you prefer crispy cauliflower wings, I recommend coating the florets with some breadcrumbs (regular or gluten-free).
  • Spray the bottom of your air fryer with a little oil and add the coated cauliflower florets. Spread them evenly in a single layer.
  • Cook at 370°F (188 °C) for 15 minutes. Transfer the cauliflower florets to a plate and brush each one with either more hot sauce (if you like it spicy) or use ketchup. You can also make my keto BBQ sauce.
  • Serve with ranch dressing and enjoy!

Notes

  • Flour: I love using chickpea flour, but regular all-purpose flour will work too. You can also replace 1 tbsp of the flour with cornstarch for crispier results.
  • Batter: The batter is enough for a small/medium head of cauliflower, weighing 600 grams without the stem. If you are using a medium/large cauliflower (about 2 pounds), then definitely double all batter ingredients.
  • Cooking method: You could also bake the cauliflower wings in the oven, at 425°F (220°C) but the cooking time will increase to about 40 minutes (I recommend flipping halfway through).
Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower Wings
Amount per Serving
Calories
155
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
5
g
8
%
Saturated Fat
 
1
g
5
%
Carbohydrates
 
21
g
7
%
Fiber
 
6
g
24
%
Sugar
 
6
g
7
%
Protein
 
8
g
16
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.