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4.55 from 80 votes

Vegan Cauliflower Buffalo Wings

Cauliflower Buffalo Wings are easy to make and they have a buffalo wings sauce flavor kick that is just the best.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 5 Servings
Calories 202kcal
Author Ginny McMeans


  • 4 cups cauliflower florets - one head 4-5 cups florets
  • ¼ cup dairy-free butter - melted
  • ¾ cup buffalo sauce - Frank's has one and it is vegan - you can use the homemade sauce in the notes.
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil - for the air fryer

Crumbs mixture

  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper


  • In a large bowl whisk together butter and buffalo sauce.
  • Add in the cauliflower florets and toss until well coated.

Crumbs coating

  • Combine bread crumbs and seasonings in a separate large bowl.
  • Transfer the cauliflower to the bread crumb mixture and toss again to coat well.
  • Set the air fryer to 350 F and spread olive oil on to the basket, put half of the cauliflower in the air fryer basket.
  • Cook for 12-15 minutes or until cauliflower is golden brown and cooked through.
  • Cook the rest of the prepped cauliflower the same way and serve with ranch and celery sticks.


Homemade buffalo sauce
  • ⅔ rd's cup Franks Hot Sauce (it's really the best)
  • 2 tablespoons dairy-free butter
  • 1 ½ tablespoons white vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon vegan Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ⅛ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • Franks' Red Hot Wings Sauce is also the recommended bottled sauce if you'd like to forgo making it from scratch.
  • Place all of the ingredients in a medium-sized saucepan and heat over medium-high heat.
  • Bring to a simmer while stirring occasionally. As soon as the liquid begins to bubble on the sides of the pot remove it from heat.
  • Let it cool and it's ready to use.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 202kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 928mg | Potassium: 301mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 432IU | Vitamin C: 39mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 1mg