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!
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!
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).
Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower Wings
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.