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cauliflower buffalo wings

Some of my friends can eat 50 chicken wings in one sitting! It’s a terrible truth. But now they know better and love cauliflower buffalo wings even more. You’ve probably seen many recipes like this around Superbowl time and this kind of thing seems to be a trend right now, which is great to see! It’s popping up in restaurants and trendy pubs all over the place. Try it and you’ll be surprised by how “meaty” cauliflower really is.

Recently I made a video to show you how the cauliflower wings are done! Check it out.

 

 

 

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cauliflower buffalo wings

these cauliflower wings are one of hot for food's most popular recipes ever! This recipe is foo proof and you can even make other mouth watering flavors too!

Course Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword buffalo cauliflower, buffalo wings, cauliflower wings, vegan wings
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 4 small servings
Author Lauren Toyota

Ingredients

  • 1 head of cauliflower (about 4 to 5 cups of florets)
  • 1/2 C unsweetened nondairy milk (almond or soy work best)
  • 1/2 C water
  • 3/4 C all-purpose flour (can sub gluten-free rice flour)
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp of paprika
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground pepper
  • 1 tbsp vegan butter
  • 1 C frank's red hot sauce

salt & vinegar wing sauce

  • 1 tbsp vegan butter
  • 3 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp water
  • sea salt, to taste

ranch dip

  • 1 C wildwood zesty garlic aioli or vegan mayonnaise of your choice
  • 1/8 C nondairy milk
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground pepper
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped fresh dill
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped parsley
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped chives

Instructions

  1. Line baking sheet(s) with parchment paper and preheat your oven to 450°F.

  2. Wash and cut cauliflower head into bite sized pieces/florets.
  3. Mix all the ingredients (minus the vegan butter and hot sauce, this is added separately!) into a mixing bowl.

  4. The batter shouldn't be so thick that it doesn't drip, but also not so thin that it doesn't coat or stick to the cauliflower. If you're using rice flour you may need to add a little more liquid to get the batter the right consistency. It tends to be slightly thicker.

  5. Dip each floret into the mixture and coat evenly. Tap off the excess a couple of times on the side of the bowl.
  6. Lay florets in an even layer on the parchment lined baking sheet without over crowding. The parchment paper or a silpat mat is essential in preventing the batter from coming off throughout baking! I've tried oiling the baking sheets and they tend to stick. You need parchment paper!

  7. Bake for 25 minutes until golden brown, flipping the florets over half way through to get all sides golden brown and crispy. If you go to flip the cauliflower and the batter is coming off, you need to bake longer on that side!

  8. While the cauliflower is baking get your ranch dip and wing sauce ready. For the hot wing sauce, melt vegan butter in a small saucepan on low heat and mix in hot sauce. Remove from the heat just as it starts to melt. Stir together and set aside.

  9. If you're making salt & vinegar wings, melt the vegan butter and remove from the heat to stir in apple cider vinegar and water. You will sprinkle sea salt directly on the cauliflower wings after they've been coated with this sauce.

  10. Once the cauliflower is done it's first bake in the batter, remove them from the oven and put all the baked florets into a mixing bowl with the wing sauce and toss to coat evenly, or you can do this in smaller batches. Then spread all the florets coated in wing sauce out onto the same baking sheet. Bake in the oven for another 25 minutes, flipping the florets over half way through. Again, if you go to slip the pieces and the batter is coming off, bake for longer. Oven times and temperature vary from oven to oven! Also gluten-free rice flour may vary bake time and everyone's oven is different. Watch the florets at both stages and adjust bake time accordingly!

  11. To make the ranch dip, whisk together all the ingredients until smooth and fold in the freshly chopped herbs. If you use a regular vegan mayonnaise without garlic in it already, then you might also want to add 1 tsp of garlic powder to the ranch dip.

  12. Alternatively (and this is how I prepare the ranch) you can blend together vegan mayonnaise, nondairy milk, apple cider vinegar, onion powder, garlic powder, sea salt and ground pepper in a blender. Pour the dip into a jar or serving bowl and stir in the fresh herbs. Refrigerate before serving.

Recipe Notes

hot tip: you can substitute half and half bbq and hot sauce or use 1 cup of just bbq sauce for bbq wings. I usually use a pre-made sauce but if you want to make your own here is my recipe for a sweet and tangy bbq sauce

 

 

250 comments

  • carriewheeler 5 years ago

    Made these tonight and here’s my full report. 1 – I’m totally in love with these ‘wings’ 2 – I will bake mine a smidge longer next time as some of my ‘wings’ were crispy and some had some mushy bits. Ate some of them with a fork – but these are baked, not deep fried so it’s to be expected to not be as crispy 3 – skipped the dip but will make it next time because these are f’n HOT! 4 – my husband and I ate the whole thing in about 10 minutes and didn’t speak to each other once 5 – overall, love love love and adding to my fave recipe book!

    • Lauren Toyota 5 years ago

      Thanks for the review Carrie! Glad you loved them

  • Jane Hall 5 years ago

    Can someone please tell me this "earth balance" product is? Can it be purchased in Canada?

    • Tech Stars 5 years ago

      Yes it is available in canada. Find it in organic and vegan section of grocery stores.

  • Lili 5 years ago

    Earth’s Balance is a butter substitute.

  • jen 5 years ago

    earth balance is a vegan margarine. can be bought at most health food stores and big store grocery stores.

  • Alysa 5 years ago

    how long does the ranch dressing keep? like, can I have it in my fridge for a while?

    • Lauren Toyota 5 years ago

      Hey Alysa
      it keeps approx. 7 days in the fridge… maybe 10!

  • Valerie Miller 5 years ago

    Yes, Earth Balance can be purchased in Canada. It is available at Planet Organic and Save-On Foods. I received the following when I enquired about their use of Palm Oil.
    "Thirty percent of our palm oil comes from sustainable palm oil plantations in Brazil. Our Brazil-sourced palm oil is 100% organic and is used in all of our organic products (and because orangutans are not native to South America, the Brazilian palm industry does not adversely impact their wellbeing). The remaining 70% of our palm oil comes from responsible sources in peninsular Malaysia, which are all members of the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), the leading global organization developing and implementing global standards for sustainable palm oil production. We insist on continuing assurances from our suppliers that all palm fruit oil purchased for Earth Balance complies with the RSPO policies, and we are committed to terminating any suppliers that violate these policies."

  • Natalie 5 years ago

    Both my son and I love this recipe from you guys! I make the hot for me and Honey Garlic for him!!!
    Thank you for the great idea!!!

  • Sonia 5 years ago

    I’m making this tonight with my daughter! Great "wing" night tonight – especially with the bit of chill in the air.

  • Brandon 4 years ago

    I’ve been put on a low cholesterol and low starch/carb diet and am lactose intolerant. How would this be for that?

    • Lauren Toyota 4 years ago

      well this is a dairy free recipe so that’s something. And it’s free from animal fats which would eliminate your cholesterol issue. As far as carbs and starch, you can make the batter with whole wheat flour or a gluten free rice flour and it’s not much batter coating the cauliflower in general. I’m not a nutritionist or doctor but it is my belief that eating a strict vegan diet, with mostly whole plant foods would solve any health issue. These "wings" are considered a little bit of an indulgence though. If you want to be safe you could should show it to your doctor/nutritionist. Thanks for visiting!!

  • Mishele 4 years ago

    What is the serving size for this recipe?

    • Lauren Toyota 4 years ago

      depends I guess! You could eat all of them in one sitting between 2 people easily. Or just have a few pieces as an appetizer and it serves up to 4 people

  • bri 4 years ago

    How thick should this coating be because I have followed the recipe and it is quite thin?

    • Lauren Toyota 4 years ago

      This recipe is exact if you follow all the instructions. We’ve made them so many times! But it should be dripping a little bit. If you coat the cauliflower florets then just let some of the excess drip off they should still be well coated as you put them on the baking sheet. There might even be a little bit pooling at the bottom but only a little bit. That batter bakes as well and just adds to the irregular shape of the nuggets. We are re-shooting these photos soon so check back to see the process!

  • LM 4 years ago

    I made these buffalo wings for friends who are traditional wing eaters and they loved them. So did we! Sooo good.

    • Lauren Toyota 4 years ago

      that’s so great! It’s one of our secret weapon recipes we use to try and convince people that vegan food can be awesome! 🙂

  • slaf 4 years ago

    just tried them tonight – they were surprisingly satisfying! tried different sauces too, bbq was a good alternative.

    • Lauren Toyota 4 years ago

      awesome! Ya we like doing at least 2 flavours. The hot tends to get a bit too hot for me anyway after a few "wings"! Thanks for checking us out!

  • kylee 4 years ago

    tried these and made my dad have some, my dad never touches a single vegan food i ever make he is extremely picky, he actually liked these and so did the rest of my family! love finding vegan foods that i can share with my meat-eating family ahah 🙂

    • Lauren Toyota 4 years ago

      amazing! We have fed cauliflower wings to lots of meat eaters and everyone is always pleasantly surprised. It’s a great substitute for heavy, fatty chicken wings. If given the option we have noticed omnivores would totally go for the cauliflower over chicken!

  • Sarah 4 years ago

    Where can you get the garlic aioli recommended in the ranch recipe? I used a homemade vegan mayo, and my ranch turned out green! The mayo I made was a bit runny so I suspect that was the issue. Any guidance is appreciated!!

    • Lauren Toyota 4 years ago

      Hi Sarah
      Yes I have updated the recipe saying that if you blend the ingredients you might end up with a green ranch dip because of the herbs. You could finely chop the herbs and stir them in afterward OR whisk everything together instead of blending. I have done it both ways so I apologize for the basic instructions. It’s been updated now, but I doubt it affected how delicious everything was right?! The wildwood mayo is available at select grocery stores and health food stores. We’re in Toronto and have found it but I believe it is an American brand. But using Follow Your Heart / Earth Island Veganaise is also a good option. You just might want to add garlic powder to the mix as well. We’ve also tried Just Mayo, available only in the US and it’s a great mayo to start with as well.

  • Susan 4 years ago

    I really wanted to like this recipe. Unfortunately, what it amounted to was a tremendously hot (spicy) mess of really overcooked cauliflower. I love hot and spicy foods, and I love cauliflower, but for me, this just did not work. 🙁

    • Lauren Toyota 4 years ago

      Hi Susan
      Sorry to hear that! Honestly everyone who follows this recipe has nothing but rave reviews. Could you have missed a step in the instructions? Did you wait for the oven to get to the right temp? Did you do the batter first and then the hot sauce after? Did you change the flour? Rice flour and all-purpose or whole wheat works but we haven’t tried other types. Anyway hopefully there’s an explanation!

  • Melissa 4 years ago

    Has anyone baked them without parchment paper? Would cooking spray on a baking pan work the same? I used wax paper today but had to stand next to the oven to make sure it wasn’t burning.

    • Lauren Toyota 4 years ago

      I highly recommend buying parchment paper. It’s VERY useful in the kitchen, not just for these but also for baking. OR if you don’t want to be wasteful the washable silicone baking mats are another idea. Wax paper is risky especially at the high temp these need to be baked at and tin foil doesn’t work! Cooking spray on a baking sheet might work (I haven’t tried) but I think the batter might stick.

  • FoodLover 4 years ago

    What a waste of ingredients to make burnt saucy baked cauliflower. If I make these again I’ll reduce the oven heat to 375 or 400 while baking the ‘wing sauce’ into the florets.

    • Lauren Toyota 4 years ago

      well every oven is different and if you follow a lot of recipes you would know that it’s something that needs to be adjusted sometimes. We have had no negative feedback on this recipe or the bake time. Sorry it didn’t work out for you!

  • Jenn 4 years ago

    Love! Love! Love! So delicious and easy to make. The recipe worked perfectly for me. We made both the buffalo sandwich and extra wings. And everyone was very happy, my Celiac/Vegan husband for having delicious food that was like food he can’t eat anymore and my boys that aren’t vegan.

    • Lauren Toyota 4 years ago

      hey Jenn! That’s amazing to hear. We convert a lot of people with our buffalo cauliflower. It’s a winner for sure. So glad everyone liked it 🙂 Thanks for the love!

  • Kayla 4 years ago

    These wings rock! I made a buffalo wing salad with these and it was out of control. Also, after buying Franks Hot sauce for this recipe…I will never use another. It’s amazing 🙂

    • Lauren Toyota 4 years ago

      Frank’s really is the ONLY way! SO glad you enjoyed them 🙂

  • jay 4 years ago

    great recpie!!! jenna marbles and julien brought me here 🙂

    • Lauren Toyota 4 years ago

      awesome! Welcome to hot for food. We hope you’ll enjoy the vegan eats! Thanks for checking us out. We’re also on youtube if you like that platform too http://bit.ly/Subhotforfoodblog
      THANKS!

  • Mamrie 4 years ago

    I’m definitely making these for dinner! They sound delicious! Jenna marbles and Julien brought me here

    • Lauren Toyota 4 years ago

      Glad they did! LOVE J&J … thanks for the support 🙂

  • Carolyn Widgren Jordan 4 years ago

    Got here via Julien and Jenna….these look delicious and so do the others…making many bookmarks!

    • Lauren Toyota 4 years ago

      awesome thanks Carolyn! We were so excited to see J&J making our recipe 🙂

    • Candace 4 years ago

      Same here! As soon as I saw J&J make them I HAD TO MAKE THEM!

  • Valerie Wilson 4 years ago

    Do you have any of the nutritional values for this recipe (calories, protien, sodium,…..)? I can not wait to make these and share with my wife. Thanks for the great recipes.

    • Lauren Toyota 4 years ago

      Hi Valerie

      Unfortunately that’s not info we provide on our site or for our recipes at this time. I hope you’ll still enjoy them and know that it’s a much lighter alternative to eating greasy chicken!

  • Bri 4 years ago

    I’m making them now! I hope they come out great like the picture haha!

    • Lauren Toyota 4 years ago

      COOL! Let us know or share it on social and tag us @hotforfood on twitter and insta!

  • Corinne 4 years ago

    So I know this recipe is vegan but would it actually work with chicken?

    • Lauren Toyota 4 years ago

      I honestly can’t say because I’ve never made it with real chicken. I don’t know if the batter would work the same, as this one is meant to get in all the cracks of the cauliflower florets. We have a cashew coconut crusted chik’n finger recipe on the site that would likely work with real chicken.

  • Lacey 4 years ago

    How crisp does the cauliflower get? Also does this recipe actually taste like cauliflower or can you not even taste the cauliflower flavor?

  • Candace 4 years ago

    Tried making these last night! Very good but all the coating came off and made it look like a chip underneath each piece. Maybe I made the coating too thin or put too much on? Not sure.

    • Lauren Toyota 4 years ago

      I’m not sure. It’s true that every oven is different and temps vary from gas to electric or how old or new the oven is. Parchment paper works to prevent sticking and the coating coming off.
      We did a step by step photo so you can see how the batter should look, and how thick it should be. Depending on the flour you use you might need to thin it out a little but more than what the ingredients call for. ALSO making sure the oven is pre-heated and at the right temp is important too. I know A LOT of people who get impatient and put things in when the oven is not hot enough, so it sits at a low temp for too long and doesn’t bake. Causing sogginess and uneven cooking

  • Selena Stephenson 4 years ago

    I made this last night. The cauliflower got soggy when we cooked it the first time. Also, when I was flipping them over in the first batter, the batter underneath pealed off and stuck to the parchment paper. Because of this, I didn’t cook for the remaining 25 min. The parchment paper was also burning and falling into the oven, so I probably would not do this recipe again.

    • Lauren Toyota 4 years ago

      Hey Selena
      I don’t know what happened! We’ve had a couple people say it didn’t work for them but it’s because they didn’t follow cooking instructions. You have to wait for the oven to be hot. Perhaps your oven was too hot? I don’t really know, we get nothing but RAVE reviews on this recipe. What flour did you use?

  • jenni corbett 4 years ago

    Came here through J&J’s kitchen! started looking through your youtube channel awesome recipes, love the ideas and style of your vids, you both have great personalities too. Very happy to subscribe to your channel and hoping to see lots more of your videos being uploaded!! Great work!

    • Lauren Toyota 4 years ago

      thank so much! That’s so great. We were thrilled to see our recipe on J&J’s kitchen! Welcome to hot for food!

      • Jenn Johnson 4 years ago

        Making them as I type this!! So excited! Also came here from the J&J’s kitchen vlog. 🙂

  • miranda 4 years ago

    Made this tonight. Sadly it didn’t turn out as well as hoped. I’m going to trouble shoot what went wrong, but I’m thinking it might be the age of my stove. I will try this again in the future and will try out some of your other recipes 🙂

    • Lauren Toyota 4 years ago

      This is our most popular recipe and more often than not people have had nothing but success with it. I have updated the recipe with note’s so people hopefully realize before they make them where they need to be careful! I hope you can figure it out and enjoy them again! Thanks for trying and leaving this comment 🙂

  • Erin Cain 4 years ago

    I’m going to make these tonight. Has anyone tried freezing them? I’d love to make a big batch that I could just reheat for a quick meal.

    • Erin Cain 4 years ago

      Also can you make this from frozen cauliflower? I’ve seen some people complain about soggy wings, and I wonder if it’s because they’re using frozen.

      • Lauren Toyota 4 years ago

        The melted and excess water would totally sog them up and alter the entire recipe. Don’t use FROZEN cauliflower… but I assume that’s like, DUH?! haha

  • Kari (AKA Bellaisa) 4 years ago

    I used parchment paper, and the batter came off anyway. The batter is essential for this recipe. Any suggestions?

    • Lauren Toyota 4 years ago

      I’ve updated the recipe with some notes. Some people seem to have this issue, but baking times are guidelines for any recipe because it’s tough to say when everyone’s ovens are different. MOST feedback we get though is that everything worked out perfectly.

      Did you let the oven pre-heat? What flour did you use? GF flour will alter the baking time. They will stick if they are under baked and over baked so I can’t really tell you exactly what you did wrong.

  • Jessica 4 years ago

    I’m making this tonight and just flipped them the first time and all the batter on the bottoms stuck despite putting them on parchment paper. I’m not sure what I did wrong, considering I followed it to a T. Oh, well. I’m sure they will taste fine in the end. 🙂 Thanks for the recipe!

    • Lauren Toyota 4 years ago

      Hey Jessica

      Did you use gluten free rice flour? That potentially alters the baking time. PLUS everyone’s oven is different do you just have to watch them a little. Your baking time might be a few minutes less or more. They would stick if they were not baked enough but also if they were burnt to the bottom. AND letting the oven pre-heat is a must.

  • Natalia 4 years ago

    I have a question: if I can’t get a hold of Earth Balance buttery spread, will real butter or margarine work just as well?

    • Lauren Toyota 4 years ago

      yes we use EB because it’s a good (the best) vegan butter. IT acts like butter. Margarine can be watery. But try it it should still be ok. Or of course real butter yes, but we’re vegan!

  • Hayley 4 years ago

    Really good taste and I love the texture. I used wheat flour (I know it didn’t call for it but that’s all I had) and I took them out 5 minutes early to turn over and the batter stuck. Not sure if I should wait a little longer next time or just use different flour. They are so tasty though. J&J’s kitchen brought me here. 🙂

    • Lauren Toyota 4 years ago

      we’ve used whole wheat as well! Totally fine. I honestly don’t know what is up with the sticking. They never stick for us?

  • Cristin 4 years ago

    They are great right outta the fridge the next day…in case you make too much!

    • Lauren Toyota 4 years ago

      oh ya we always have leftovers! mmmmm

  • Lizz 4 years ago

    I tried this recipe today and like a lot of the other commenters I had the issue of the batter getting stuck. They also aren’t crispy and that made me so disappointed 🙁 They taste OK but they didn’t turn out how I wanted. Next time I’ll probably use foil instead (thats what I usually use when baking) save some batter and when i flip them i can re-cover them with batter. I cut mine into bite size pieces but maybe they should be a tad smaller… I don’t really want to have to cook them for much longer because this is already a long cook time. ^_^ I’ll try again and let you know what worked.

    • Lauren Toyota 4 years ago

      I dunno. I can only guess maybe your oven is different than ours. That is the only variable, unless people are using weird flours?
      We’ve made with rice flour and all purpose SO many times. Like we had to make them over and over for all these tv shows we were doing last year… and anyway they never stick! I don’t know what people are doing … haha

  • Rhonda 4 years ago

    Wow! I just made these and I must say that they are amazing! My mouth is still on fire as I type this. I will make this over and over again. My next recipe will be your buffalo cauliflower sandwich. Can’t wait. Thanks for sharing.

    • Lauren Toyota 4 years ago

      awesome! So glad you loved them. I actually mix bbq sauce and hot sauce when I make them because I find buffalo sauce just too hot! 🙂

  • Kristeena 4 years ago

    I made these Thursday night and they were absolutely amazing! I did make a few minor tweaks to the recipe. I lowered the temperature of my oven to 400F (my oven is abnormally hot) and I made a maple and chipotle sauce instead of the buffalo (I’m a little baby when it comes to heat!) and mine did not stick to the parchment paper at all! Thanks for this recipe guys!
    -Kristeena

    • Lauren Toyota 4 years ago

      Then YOU definitely know what you’re doing. I don’t know why they are sticking to the paper for other people BUT I keep telling everyone that every oven is different. It needs to be HOT but if some people’s ovens are hotter than others than yes you need to adjust and watch them so they don’t stick. haha anyway I appreciate you sharing your experience. Thank you!

  • Kosovare Rushiti 4 years ago

    Just made these and they taste great! wish they were more crunchy though, and they did stick to the parchment paper.. But it doesnt bother me much. Next time I make them i will try to change some things up!

  • Kate 3 years ago

    I too came here from J&J’s kitchen. I saw a lot of contents about the batter sticking to the parchment paper, so I sprayed mine with a light coating of Pam beforehand. It worked relatively well. I think my issue was my Bayer was a little thinner than what was shown in the pictures. Also, they became a lot more soggy after I added the hot sauce coating. Again I’m attributing it to the fact the batter coating wasn’t right. It was super delicious though! I definitely plan to make these again.

    Also, I absolutely love the blog. Definitely subscribed on YouTube and will keep up here! I love finding new, delicious vegan recipes!

    • Lauren Toyota 3 years ago

      either way they end up being totally delicious and edible right! They should become soggy on the second bake.. os maybe they were under cooked? Make sure you pre-heat the oven. And every oven is a little different in temp. I’ve used so many people’s oven’s and it blows my mind how you need to adjust them so much! Thanks for dropping by and sharing and for sub’ing on YouTube! We really appreciate it 🙂

  • Carey Cunningham 3 years ago

    I watched the Jenna and Julien episode and thought since it is Football Sunday, this would be the perfect thing to make. All I can say is YYYUUUUMMMMYYYY! Lauren, you are amazing. This is my new favorite recipe channel. Thank you for your creativity and healthy eating/living. 🙂 *Carey Cunningham

    • Lauren Toyota 3 years ago

      Hey Carey!

      So cool you saw the J&J epi! We loved that! And great that the wings were a hit 🙂 Thanks for checking us out!

  • Sarah 3 years ago

    I read all the comments before making these & was concerned about the sticking but they did not stick at all! & they are soooooo freakin good!! I have made several of your recipes & they have all been amazing! I did 3/4 cup of franks & a 1/4 cup of bullseye guinness bbq & I’m happy I did; they are spicy! Missed you guys at vegfest london last year; any chance you’ll be there again this year? Again, awesome recipes! I’ve been wanting to make these wings forever & I’m soooo happy I finally did! The apple crumble tart with salted caramel sauce turned out amazing too:)

    • Lauren Toyota 3 years ago

      Hey Sarah

      Amazing! So glad you loved the wings and the caramel apple tart. 2 of our most faves as well 🙂 Unfortunately we won’t be at London Veg Fest this year, but enjoy it! Thanks for checking us out and supporting!

  • Summer 3 years ago

    Is there anyway I could use an oil or another substitute for butter?

    • Tanya D. 3 years ago

      I used coconut oil and just added a smidge more salt … came out just great. 🙂

  • Maddy 3 years ago

    Does it have to be non-dairy milk, or is that just the vegan option??

    • Lauren Toyota 3 years ago

      we are vegan so we use non-dairy, but go ahead and use dairy milk if you must 😉

  • Kay Smith 3 years ago

    Just completed my bbq and salt & vinegar cauliflower wings with some pasta and plantains. THANK YOU Lauren for making vegan eating fun and delish!!!
    – Kay
    ps. you gave me ranch dressing again! :o) oh how I use to love ranch and now I can enjoy it once again!
    #gratitude

    • Lauren Toyota 3 years ago

      Oh ya! Ranch for life… it makes everything better. Thank you so much!

  • Nikki 3 years ago

    I’m doing this for supper tonight! The batter is already in the fridge i can’t wait to eat it !

    • Lauren Toyota 3 years ago

      I hope you loved them 🙂 Thank you!

  • Alexandria 3 years ago

    Tried these cauliflower wings out last night and they were pretty good. I’m neither vegan nor am I vegetarian, I just don’t not to eat a lot of meat. Don’t make these expecting them to taste like chicken, because DUH they are cauliflower. That being said I was pleasantly surprised. I reheated some in my toater oven tonight for supper and actually liked them a little bit more (maybe when I make them next time I need to let them get a little crispier). I would totally make these again and feel comfortable feeding them to some of my meat loving friends.

    • Lauren Toyota 3 years ago

      awesome! They’re always a hit with meat lovers 🙂 It’s pretty incredible right. Thank you!

  • Kim Herøy 3 years ago

    Made this for the second time today. We subbed the all purpose flour with whole wheat flower and it turned out even better!!

  • cynthia 3 years ago

    I became obsessed with finding this after seeing you eat it cold out of some foil on your youtube video about stuff you ate in a day. I don’t know why I can’t stop watching it… I’m not vegan or vegetarian, I don’t live in Canada, I don’t usually even watch these kinds of videos. Oh well… Keep up the good work, and thanks for the entertainment!

  • bev 3 years ago

    do you have to use non dairy milk or can u use a skim or 2%?

    • Lauren Toyota 3 years ago

      any milk you want. you can even use water

  • Yoyolandayoyo 3 years ago

    My child and I would like to thank you from the buttom of our hearts/stomachs, we just made this for the first time and we are amazed and enthralled. We are grateful to be vegetarian/vegan respectively. All hail hff!

    • Lauren Toyota 3 years ago

      awwwww SO happy hear! you are so welcome :O happy you are full in your heart and stomach! hehe

  • Lindsey 3 years ago

    Lauren, I discovered your YouTube channel and this recipe a few weeks ago and have made it about 4-5 times already with great results. I followed your directions to a T and they have turned out perfectly. The Ranch dipping sauce is great too! They are new favorites for me.

    I have noticed that Frank’s is very high in sodium (one cup has about 8500 mg) and the wings can taste a little salty if you eat a lot of them (which I do because they’re so tasty!). Have you or anyone else tried other brands of hot sauce that are lower in sodium? Any recommendations?

    • Lauren Toyota 3 years ago

      Frank’s seems to be the only sauce that isn’t super hot. The others are very concentrated hot pepper sauces right. You might want to do half and half with BBQ maybe?

  • Linnaea 3 years ago

    Absolutely delicious! Made these last night as a fun appetizer for Christmas Eve, and everybody loved them! People were telling me they loved them more than real hot wings and they couldn’t believe they were made from cauliflower when I told them! All the yumminess of a hotwing without the guilt. This recipe is a keeper!

  • Marisa Stuker 3 years ago

    Just made these for christmas. Hands down the best "wings" I’ve ever had.
    Thank you
    Miss DN

  • Keane 3 years ago

    Just made and ate them, delicious! Definitely making them again soon!

    • Lauren Toyota 3 years ago

      YES! Happy you liked them 🙂

  • Rachel 3 years ago

    Made them for a party, could not stop munching on them all night

  • Shalini 3 years ago

    Just made these for myself and my roommate, and she was blown away how much it resembled real hot wings! She was surprised that they were just vegetables! Thank you!

  • Chloe 3 years ago

    I LOVE the wings. And the ranch recipe was spot on!…..for Hidden Valley Ranch. sigh Twas too much to hope for. These wings are incredible though!

    • Chloe 3 years ago

      Edit: I SHOULD NOT HAVE DOUBTED YOU. I WAS WRONG. FORGIVE ME. Seriously though, that ranch…..mixed with other things….omigod….so. good.

  • Kelsey 3 years ago

    Buffalo wings have been my biggest craving ever since I started my plant-based diet, and you guys just solved it for me! I’ve tried a few recipes, but everything you add to the batter elevates the dish so much! This one’s definitely going into my recipe book 😀

  • mary bolton 3 years ago

    All recipes look very delicious! I don’t eat oil so will just subtract those ingredients. I don’t see a way to condense the recipe for printing– is that possible? Thank you!

  • Mana 3 years ago

    I tried to make them, but I forgot to buy paprika powder.. I thought: Well I add some cayenne instead of paprika… But then when I was grounding my pepper, the top of the peppergrounder fell of, with half of it falling in the batter…
    But I made them anyway and they were still really good… Althoug a little bit too spicy for me… I found that the cumin adds a cheesy flavor, for people missing the cheese!

    BTW! Cheap Lazy Vegan made these aswell (on youtube) with a korean style-sauce

  • Reeva 3 years ago

    holy crap! these are so gooooood. My husband and I are enthusiastic carnivores (sorry not sorry) but we respect all types of cooking and lifestyles. I found Hot for Food under his youtube subscriptions and I must say your vegan creations are interesting, appetizing and look fantastic. Anyways, he has been begging me to make these but I was waiting until the price of cauliflower went down (ouch Toronto produce). Simply delicious! I made my own bbq sauce and these were meaty just like you said. If I closed my eyes and got an especially crunchy, cooked batter part I could’ve sworn I was eating a boneless wing.
    I cannot rave about these enough and have recommended them to everyone!

    • Lauren Toyota 3 years ago

      thank you thank you! So happy you liked them.

  • Elise 3 years ago

    These are insanely delicious! As a vegetarian, I miss the meat products I used to eat. But these are perfect! So glad I found your recipe!!😋

    • Lauren Toyota 3 years ago

      awesome! SO glad you liked them. Thanks for sharing!

  • Kimberli Lues 3 years ago

    I wish I had franks red hot… I’m going to try Sriracha instead and see how it turns out!

  • Karly Largin 3 years ago

    Yup these turned out effing amazing!! After going to the grocery store 3 times since buying the cauliflower for this recipe and still not having parchment paper I just went with spraying a nonstick cookie tray with spray olive oil and had ZERO stickage. I made the salt and vinegar for 1/2 and used store bought bbq for the other half. SOOOOO good. I was missing a few ingredients for the ranch so it didn’t turn out perfect but what can you do. They didn’t even need sauce. Thanks again for a perfect recipe :))

    • Lauren Toyota 3 years ago

      AWESOME! WE love trouble shooters 😉

  • Maria 3 years ago

    Lauren! I just made these for me and my husband. Best.thing.since.we.went.vegan.5.years.ago. So amazing!! THANK YOU 🙂

    • Lauren Toyota 3 years ago

      AMAZING! Glad you guys enjoyed them. Thanks!

  • Jordan Byrd 3 years ago

    I wonder if there are different "qualities" of parchment paper…the first time I made these I used parchment paper instead of my silpat because the recipe is so adamant about it. And it was a disaster, they stuck so bad i had to scrap the whole batch, tried again and the same thing but this time I painstakingly peeled the paper off the cauliflower so I could still eat them. They were super delicious. So I tried them again using my silpat (because no way in hell was i trying parchment paper again) and they did not stick one bit. Ive since made them 3 times and they never stick and come out delicious. I was at a friends house and decided to make them for her but all she had was parchment paper…since I could make these in my sleep Ive made them so many times I decided to give it a go. Once again they stuck so bad that they were inedible. Ill stick with the silpat….oh and I have my husband hooked on the crab cakes.

    • Lauren Toyota 3 years ago

      hey! Ya I think there probably are different qualities of parchment paper. ALSO silpat can always replace parchment. We just don’t have one… need to get one! Glad you like them and the crab cakes! Thanks!

  • Nikki Noodle 3 years ago

    Okay this is for anyone who has had trouble with this recipe. I’ve made these three times now and each time i’ve tweaked a little something and they get better and better.
    The number one problem i had was the batter sticking to the parchment paper. So here’s what i did to fix it. #1 MAKE SURE THE OVEN IS PREHEATED. Mine seems to run a bit cooler so i set mine at 460. in addition to that leave them in for 30-35 min instead of 25
    #2. don’t let the batter from the wings run into each other on the baking sheet, or else when you try to flip the wings, it pull the batter off. In order to prevent this you have to do 2 things, dip fast and leave them enough space. The longer it takes you to batter the cauliflower the more time there is for the batter to drip off. I use smaller baking sheets that fit in my oven side by side. This allows me to get them in the oven faster so the batter starts baking and binds to the wings before it has a chance to run.
    #3. When you take the wings out to flip, if the batter is sticking to the parchment paper stop flipping and put them back in for 5 min. The batter isnt done cooking yet. Repeat this until the batter is cooked well and it will not stick to the paper.

    I have made these with the butter and without. There is a slight difference in the texture without the butter, but they are still delicious. I have also broiled them on low for a minute to crisp them up.

  • Nathalie Pope 3 years ago

    Another one ticked of the "To Cook" list! They were fab. Even my cauliflower hating husband got stuck in while we were watching the rugby.

  • Eden Legaspo 3 years ago

    You two are amazing. I have been waffling between a super unhealthy and lazy fast food diet and a vegetarian/vegan diet for awhile now but you have been game changers. This was the first of your recipes that I made that truly motivated me to stick with it and live a healthier lifestyle. I actually crave these after a night out versus regular friend chicken!

    Also, if you ever release a cookbook, consider myself on the pre-order list. I’ve got a couple health cookbooks in my library but I always found the recipes were a bit complex or bland. Yours are simple to follow and the flavours make my taste buds sing. Keep doing what you’re doing, y’all are inspiring! 🙂

  • Allison Osterberg 3 years ago

    Let me start off by saying I have affectionately named this recipe "Highschool Ranch". For almost 10 years I’ve been looking for the same ranch that was served in my highschool years. I FOUND IT!!! I want to sincerely thank you from the bottom of my heart.. Not only for your amazing recipes but for you as a person. I’ve watched many a YouTube video.. Especially " what I eat in a day – vegan" type of videos.. For ideas mostly. When I found your channel.. I became obsessed. You’re so real and down to earth. You don’t try to glamorize your food.. You make it and you eat it. Such a refreshing view on being vegan it’s amazing. Sorry for the long comment but I wanted to let you know how inspiring you are and to never stop!! I’m currently vegetarian but your recipes and outlook are realllllly pushing me towards vegan. It’ll happen soon enough! Like you said in your video about going vegan.. There’s not one path in particular you have to take. Thank you again!

  • Nadia Bouffard 3 years ago

    This is absolutely delicious!! I want to eat some all day everyday! lol

  • Azemina Janicijevic 3 years ago

    Can chipotle hot sauce be used in this recipe (it is the only thing remotely close to hot sauce that I have access to here in Serbia) or will the taste not be like "buffalo wings?"

  • Curtis Johnson 3 years ago

    I made these f**kers last night! They were deeeeelish! That said, I work in a produce department of a store that sells only organic produce. So when you refer to a head of cauli, you are referring to a 12 ct, head of cauli which is approx, 2 lbs before being cut into florets! I used a 1 count which resulted in way too much batter and sauce. I saved it, no biggie, but you want approx a 2 to 2 1/2 lb cauli.

  • Orisia 3 years ago

    You guys need a Pinterest button because I don’t know how to pin this thru my phone

    • Orisia 3 years ago

      Found something but it didn’t work! It just leads me to the Pinterest app and says Pin not found

  • Akhila Jambagi 3 years ago

    Since I don’t normally have all purpose flour I had to try other things. Last time I tried whole wheat flour and it wasn’t amazing. This time I used gram flour and MAN it was good! So delicious! Ate an entire (albeit small) cauliflower with my boyfriend in about 5 minutes. I almost feel like it could be better than regular flour because gram has a really smooth taste. Had to use almost a cup though, but definitely worth a try for anyone looking for some variation

    • Lauren Toyota 3 years ago

      what is gram flour?! We’ll have to look for that! Thanks for the suggestion!

      • azemina 3 years ago

        Graham is the flour used to make graham crackers!

        • kljflkjlks 3 years ago

          Actually, gram flour is chickpea flour!

          • Lauren Toyota 3 years ago

            it is?!

  • julianna 3 years ago

    I’m thinking about making these cauliflower wings (they look AWESOME), but I have a few questions. What kind of an oven do you guys have? I have a convection oven, so I need to lower the temperature for a bit if you have a regular oven 😁 And could I use a salsa-type sauce? I’m not a huge fan of spicy food and we don’t have Frank’s red hot here in Finland. 😀

    • Venla 3 years ago

      I live in finland too and you can get frank’s hot sauce from k-supermarket or citymarket. If you live in helsinki region, you can get some from Postitalo’s k-supermarket. 😉

  • LLMarvin 3 years ago

    Julianna, I used my convection oven without turning down the temp and it made these little cauliflower glories even crispier!!! Don’t bake on lower temps, as the cauliflower starts to soften in a bad way. Lauren, am I right?

  • PAT 3 years ago

    I am not a fan of cauliflower, but when I watched the video, I knew I had to try them. I’m so glad that I did. They’re a keeper! I even shared the link several times with friends and they made it and loved it. Thanks for sharing!!

  • Grainne 3 years ago

    How long does the ranch dressing last in the fridge? I’ve been looking for a vegan ranch replacement but I’m afraid in my house I’ll be the only one using it! Has anyone any experience keeping it for longer than a day?
    Can’t wait to try this recipe!

    • caitlin 3 years ago

      Later reply, but I’ve had mine in a mason jar in the fridge for about 3 days and it still tastes great! I’d say 5-7 days is probably a good life expectancy keeping the almond milk in mind.

  • Jessica 3 years ago

    Made these today and holy balls I want everyone I know to try them! I did half hot sauce half bbq but didn’t make the ranch. I served ’em with a side of raw cucumbers and onions drenched in lemon juice as a refreshing bite between spicy awesome bites. Lol. I’ll be bringing these to the next party I attend. Thank you hotforfood!

    • Lauren Toyota 3 years ago

      you are welcome! So glad you liked them so much! 😀

  • Annastacia knox 3 years ago

    Hey! I made a version of these today (I didn’t have all the spices needed so I improvised with some curry powder etc) I’m just starting in a transition into vegetarian or vegan and these were my first major try for something off this channel/blog and they were great! i paired them with the sauce you made in the friday night girls night video, the mustard and maple syrup one, and they pair together really nicely for my taste, I’m excited to try some of your other cauliflower recipes (cauliflower is my favourite thing)

    Thanks!!

    • Lauren Toyota 3 years ago

      NICE! I love that you used the dips for the cauliflower wings. Very clever and definitely a good pairing 😀 Thank you so much!

  • Leela Morris 3 years ago

    This recipe is amazing! I’ve never had or made anything like this. Also the ranch was to die for. My mom didn’t even know it wasn’t store bought ranch! THANKS SO MUCH LAUREN AND JOHN <3

    • Lauren Toyota 3 years ago

      NICE! That’s what we love to hear 😀 thank you!

  • Milly 3 years ago

    I LOVE EVERYTHING YOU DO. YOU ARE AMAZING!! please open up a Hot for food restaurant in london , I will come EVERYDAY <3 Vegan Love xoxoxox

  • Echalote&Co 3 years ago

    Just try the cauliflower wings and the delicious ranch dip! So so so good ! This is a dream come true. Thanks for sharing this simple but wonderful recipe! It’s only a few months I did change my nutrition and such recipe do help a lot ! I have a food blog here in Switerland with an FB page in English and in French. I will be very happy if you can allow me to add your link with this incredible recipes on my blog and FB page? That way I can transalate them in French too?
    I wish you a wonderful day !

  • Mads 3 years ago

    Making this for the first time because my cauliflower (it was in a pre-cut bag) expired today. I hope it’s as yummy as it looks, I’m also making fries to go with it. 😀

  • Mads 3 years ago

    Mine don’t look nearly as pretty as yours but they are delicious! I didn’t have any vegan butter for the sauce, but it turned out well. I used 1 cup barbeque sauce and 1/4 cup hot sauce, the sauce was so good I ate all my fries dipped in them before my wings were even done. Thanks guys for the recipe!

  • Maddie 3 years ago

    Could you cook these on a BBQ?

  • Di 3 years ago

    Just made these and after the first cooking (before tossing them in sauce) they were super crispy! However, after cooking for 25 minutes more with the sauce they became soggy!!:( any suggestions? oven was at 450…maybe too much sauce?

    • caitlin 3 years ago

      The same thing happened to me! Next time, I’m going to try 15 minutes pre-sauce, then check them post sauce periodically by stabbing with a fork. You can always add more time, so hopefully starting with a lesser time will work out. Definitely remember to tap off excess batter and sauce, as I found that can create a soggy wing too.

  • Mary 3 years ago

    Made these last night and they were seriously delicious. I didn’t have much luck with the sogginess issue at first either, but after covering them with the sauce I put them in the oven under the grill setting instead and they went properly crispy (but if you do this, keep an eye on them – we nickname our grill "nuclear mode" for a reason… they go from uncooked to burnt out husks in about a minute…! You definitely don’t need the full 25mins)

    I did half hot sauce and half salt+vinegar- and my carnivorous meat-three-times-a-day boyfriend vacuumed them up in an instant. Thanks for a great recipe! 🙂

  • Gabi von Eichhorn 3 years ago

    I’ve made these several times now and love them! I’m always trying out new marinade combinations – my favorite to date is banana ketchup (a slightly spicy sauce from the Philippines), tomato paste and A LOT of butter 🙂 Due to laziness, I just sprinkle the marinade on the wings before and after I flip them, this leads to a way more uneven coating and a real mess on your parchment paper but it still tastes fine!

  • Stacy 3 years ago

    I am making these tonight…for the third time 🙂 Your blog was discovered by my 15 year old vegan daughter (love your videos, BTW) and we love trying your recipes.

    • Lauren Toyota 3 years ago

      that is AWESOME!!!!

  • Jenna 3 years ago

    I made these tonight for my non vegan husband! He thinks they are better than chicken!

  • Raya 3 years ago

    Made these tonight but I only had baking paper on hand so you know what happened. They were so delicious anyway but I’m gonna invest in some silicon baking mats especially so I can remake these as they should be, in beautiful little untattered pieces haha!

  • Ashna 3 years ago

    My batter came out a little thin should I just use more flour next time?

    • Lauren Toyota 3 years ago

      yes if it is too thin, just add a little but of flour at a time until you get the right consistency. SAME if its too thick add a little more non dairy milk or water to thin it back out

  • Rusty 3 years ago

    Wow. My first reaction was that this taste like chicken! The texture is very meaty and tender.

  • Seiko Suzuki 3 years ago

    Just made these tonight. Yum! I wouldn’t describe them as being meaty but still delicious. I was afraid they wouldn’t crisp up but they did. The Buffalo sauce is quite salty so I’ll omit the salt in the batter next time.

  • Mikayla Koeltzow 3 years ago

    These are AMAZING. So inspired by your food (& you as a person). I used silk almond and coconut milk mixture, and cooking spray on an anti stick tin. With caution on flipping the breading did not crumble off, even though I was worried it would without parchment paper.

  • Halle 3 years ago

    If you aren’t a fan of cumin I would scale back the amount the recipe calls for or leave it out entirely. I didn’t really like the cumin flavor but I could see its purpose it gives the bites a more meaty flavor profile. I also used smoked paprika instead of regular and it’s really good on them. So full of flavor but I think I’ll leave out the cumin next time though. Thanks for the recipe!

  • Karine 3 years ago

    These are delicious! Although I didn’t get them to crisp up, the flavoring was on point: garlicky, smoky, sweet, and spicy perfection. Next time, I might add more flour (I used a gluten-free blend) to the batter or perhaps less sauce (1/2 cup instead a full cup) OR the panko breading from the recent LA vlog, but I’m certainly glad I gave it a try! Thanks for the recipe!

  • Jennifer 3 years ago

    Made a batch of ketchup wings (ie ketchup instead of hot sauce) to go with the kids’ Mac tonight. Pretty great!

  • Raynell 3 years ago

    Made these several times and. . . WE ARE IN LOVE. My 17 year old eats less and is more satisfied. Love the ‘chicken wings’..

  • Cecilia 3 years ago

    Can I use coconut oil instead of butter? Will it make a huge difference in the taste if I do?

  • Jenny 3 years ago

    Does the salt have to be sea salt?

  • melissa amaro 3 years ago

    I was wondering if we can deep fry them instead of baking them and if we can, at which point will I start frying them?

  • Sarah 3 years ago

    I’m a little late to the party, but these are a new favorite. I’ll be making these a lot in the next few weeks. If anyone out there likes jerk, try adding a few jerk spices to the batter and tossing them in Grace’s or PC jerk sauce.

  • Lindsay 2 years ago

    I stumbled on your blog when I saw your video of the buffalo cauliflower sandwich on facebook. Since I am currently gluten-free I made these buffalo cauliflower bites using brown rice flour and they are fantastic! Great recipe.

  • Taylor 2 years ago

    What is the shelf life of your vegan ranch recipe?? I read somewhere it should be used within a week, but if that is incorrect I do not want to waste good ranch!

  • dolly 2 years ago

    i’d love a lemon pepper coating that isn’t made with lemon pepper seasoning. got a recipe?!?! 🙂

    • Lauren Toyota 2 years ago

      you could just toss in lemon juice and pepper or add the lemon juice to the batter!

  • Jd 2 years ago

    Lauren, loved this recipe, although I would definitely reconsider using the Franks next time because of the sodium content in it. Felt like it overpowered everything else. The base was superb though alongside the homemade ranch dip!

  • Mayra 2 years ago

    This was soooo good!

  • Heather @ Polyglot Jot 2 years ago

    Just want to say that these are now a go-to recipe for me! My husband and I loooove them! I love making them with bbq sauce–I cant stop eating them!!

    • Lauren Toyota 2 years ago

      YASSSS! They’re pretty addictive!

  • Sarah 2 years ago

    This is my second time making buffalo cauliflower and I LOVED this recipe! The first time I made it I didn’t bread it and it come out very good but this was AMAZING! I only have vanilla soy milk in my house so I used water and I don’t have vegan butter so I just used vegagable oil and it still came out very good! They did come out meaty an my non-vegan family loved them. The only issue I had was that the took longer than expected to get crispy and I adjusted the temperature to 470 and they turned out great! Theses are definitely and make again but maybe with and different sauce because they were VERY spicy and could probably benifit from using a lower sodium salt than Frank’s Red Hot. Overall, I loved these and am looking forward to making more of your recipes especially because I have no idea what to do with tofu!

    • Lauren Toyota 2 years ago

      oh man ya you got to bread them!!! haha happy they turned out this time ;D

  • april 2 years ago

    Do you have the recipe on the Buffalo caulifower that are fried in oil?

  • Tina 2 years ago

    Can I leave out the vegan butter in the salt & vinegar sauce? They don’t sell vegan butter where I live 🙁

    • Farah 2 years ago

      I saw in her cauliflower burger/sandwich recipe she said that she puts the butter in because when making traditional chicken wings people do that, but she said that it would probably be fine just leaving it out.

  • Kathy 2 years ago

    tried this tonight, was easy to make and delicious! texture is perfect!

  • SHAUNIE 2 years ago

    I am meal prepping and decided to cook these for tomorrow’s lunch. Should I freeze them or put them in the fridge. I worry that I won’t get the same crispy outcome as I did tonight. Also, I used Almond Flour with Almond milk (did not put water in it) and baked it at 400 degrees. It was AMAZING!

  • Ayse 2 years ago

    Oh my god. I tried these today. I used oil instead of vegan butter and a mix of chili paste and a kind of german barbecue sauce called "zigeuner sauce" because i couldn’t find hot sauce without MSG . They are sooo delicious and easy, i am in love with this recipe!

    • Lauren Toyota 2 years ago

      So glad you loved them 😀

  • sara 2 years ago

    I used parchment paper and they still stuck. what did I do wrong?

  • V 2 years ago

    Tried these out today and they were so yummy! I’m a meat eater and was in need of a chicken wing fix but didn’t want to go through the trouble of buying and preparing actual chicken wings. Lucky for me I had some cauliflower and non vegan butter in my fridge.

    While these don’t taste like chicken, they do satisfy the part of me that wanted something battered and spicy. A fabulous recipe that I will keep on hand for when I have people over for a movie night! Love love love it!

  • Candice 2 years ago

    Can this batter be used to bread tofu? And do you think I could keep any leftover batter in the fridge to use for later?

    • Lauren Toyota 2 years ago

      I mean technically there isn’t anything that can go bad in it and you’re dipping cauli. So you might just need to add more liquid as it will prob thicken up

  • Sara 2 years ago

    We just tried round 2 on the buffalo cauliflower 🙂 Our oven isn’t great, so following the recipe perfectly the first time lead to wings that stuck to the parchment. We increased the temp, and it was perfect! Also, that ranch sauce is SO GOOD!!!! Holy Toledo! I’m in LOVE!

    • Lauren Toyota 2 years ago

      yes some ovens you will need to increase the temp! Glad you sorted it out 😀

  • Jenn 2 years ago

    Third time making these delish cauliflower wings, and me and my meat eating boyfriend love them! They are so amazing. The recipe is easy to follow and the prep work is not too bad. My batch is in the oven right now, can’t wait!

  • Emmy 2 years ago

    These came out with too many spices for my liking and not at all crispy. I followed the recipe exactly too. I will keep playing with the recipe and maybe adjusting the batter and removing some spices. Everyone hated them though.

    • Virginie 2 years ago

      Yeah! All of her recipes are so spicy! You really need to adjust to taste 🙂 I left out the cumin and paprika because I have a deep hatred for these spices and added some of my favourite spices instead! Your wings may not be crispy because you might have added the sauce too soon before serving? I add the sauce right before serving so the sauce doesn’t have the time to make the batter soggy… hope this can help!

  • Maggie 2 years ago

    I only refer people to this recipe when they try cauli wings in restaurants and want a recipe…EVERYONE loves these wings, even my parents who don’t like veg food so I know I am not crazy when I say these are as good or better than chicken wings

  • Stacey 2 years ago

    I tried to make these once from another recipe and was super disappointed so it’s taken a while for me to be bothered to make them again. I just finished devouring half a batch of these made with Frank’s hot sauce and am so glad I took the time to try this recipe. Can’t wait to share this with others!

  • AMBER 2 years ago

    I make these all the time. My non vegan friends & family request them all them time. I like to dip them in Panko breadcrumbs after the batter. Extra crispy and delicious!

  • Katie 2 years ago

    Yum! I hate cauliflower, but I made these and I love them! I was shocked by how similar cauliflower and chicken texture are! Good job on this recipe, Lauren! (btw you have great hair)

  • Jamie Mauricio 2 years ago

    These are delicious! I’ve made them before and they’re so good I had to make them again 🙂 Yum yum!

  • Chanea 2 years ago

    Would dry herbs work ok for the ranch?

    • Jill Tinsley 1 year ago

      I used dry and the dip was still delicious!

  • Marisa 2 years ago

    These were SO good! I was so proud that my husband (whose favourite food is chicken wings) called these "a good substitute". Seriously?! That is high praise. Loved the ranch sauce as well. I did sub in dried dill (1 tsp) and green onion for the chives and it still tasted great.

  • Sarah 2 years ago

    Would it make a huge difference if I used sweetened almond milk instead of nonsweetened?

  • Jen 2 years ago

    AMAZING — so good. I used crushed red pepper instead of black pepper because I wanted them spicier! Love love love these!!!!

  • Grape Honey 2 years ago

    Do you have any alternatives to cauliflower? After I eat the wings I have intense bloating and stomach discomfort. It does not agree with my system very well.

  • Brodie 2 years ago

    PSA – UK people, you can get Frank’s Hotsauce in Sainsbury’s and Morrison’s <3 love these so much!

  • Hannah 2 years ago

    Holy moly, made that vegan ranch to go inside our buffalo cauliflower wraps and it was PHENOMENAL. I have not come across one of your recipes that I have not liked. Tomorrow night we are making jerk sunchokes 😉

  • Stephanie 2 years ago

    please please please do a maple garlic cauliflower coating sauce recipe. i have tried out other maple garlic sauce recipes and they didnt work 🙁

  • Tobi 2 years ago

    These are, legit, the best wings I’ve ever had. Better than chicken, better than any other cauliflower wings, simply the best. These are the kinds of recipes that make vegan so damn easy.

  • Robin 2 years ago

    Making these as we speak! Doing your BBQ sauce on them. Can’t wait!!!

  • Fluffy 2 years ago

    Had th best for supper last night, delicious. Will definitely have again. Thanks

  • Justine 2 years ago

    Really simple and so good, even as a snack the day after! You have to make the ranch dip it’s delicious!

  • Mayra 2 years ago

    Love these!! Make them at every get together and everyone loves them!! In fact, I am making 4 trays right now!!!

  • Malque 2 years ago

    it smells sooo good

  • Lavet 2 years ago

    This looks delicious! Can’t wait to make it.

  • Enedina Monique Zamarron 2 years ago

    You killed it like always Lauren! This is mine and my families favorite cauliflower wings recipe!

  • Brad 2 years ago

    I’ve made these at least a half dozen times and they always come out soggy, any ideas?

    • Elan 2 years ago

      I think maybe a hotter oven temp? 🙂

    • Jill Tinsley 1 year ago

      How about using an air fryer?

  • Bronte 2 years ago

    Just made these and they were delicious! Thanks for the great recipe <3

  • mamadukez 2 years ago

    Omg just made these and they were incredible!!!

  • Natalie Gott 2 years ago

    I made the buffalo wings and pigged out on them by myself<3 The flavor was to die for. I even ate a few before putting on the hot sauce, when they only had the batter after being baked, and the batter had a great flavor. I kinda wish they were a bit crispier on the outside though. Any suggestions on how to go about doing that?

  • Zoe 2 years ago

    i tried making this twice now and followed the recipe exactly and both times they have not turned out even edible. I would say do not waste your time.

  • Caitlin 2 years ago

    I love these. I made them using Bob’s red mill gluten-free all purpose (which has a chickpea flour base) and it worked great.

  • Chelsea 2 years ago

    I never comment on recipes but these are amazing and I’m not even vegan.

  • Hester 2 years ago

    This is one of my favourite recipes!! I had a brainwave to combine the sweet and sour tofu sauce with this recipe. Oh my god! Everyone should try it. So delicious. I dipped the cauliflower in the sweet and sour sauce instead of the hot sauce for the second bake, and had the hot sauce on the side. 🙂

  • Aussie Vegan 2 years ago

    Mine are in oven in Australia we don’t eat buffalo wings (or I have never heard of them) so I’m really excited to try them out with hubby tonight but I don’t have ranch dressing ingredients but have a vegan colesaw dressing so I might try that.
    I have made vegan pulled pork so its all a mezza plate tonight

  • Olga Roster 2 years ago

    Just tried this and oh my god they’re so damn delicious. Great recipe 😀

  • Katy Piotrowski 1 year ago

    OMG SO GOOD! Easy, too. Thank you for this!

  • Jennifer Fitzpatrick 1 year ago

    Yummmm. This was a perfect Christmas eve dinner. I had wanted to make these for thanksgiving but couldn’t find cauliflower. (The joys of living alone, i do what i want and throw tradition to the wind). I made half buffalo and half bbq. The outside turned out crispy and sticky with the sauce, perfect. The inside was a bit mushy but not in a bad way. So good.

  • Brittany Klemme 1 year ago

    I would love to make these for a super bowl (feast of food) party! Do you think it would work to do the first bake, then bring to the party, toss in sauce and do the second bake there? It would be about 20 or so minutes between first and second bake.

  • Jill Tinsley 1 year ago

    Okay, just made these and followed the directions exactly! They were delicious! One thing I want to improve is that they were on the mushy side. I could tell they were too mushy after the 2nd 25 minutes so I turned the broiler on for a minute but I was afraid they were going to burn up so I took them out. They were fine to eat by myself but I wouldn’t serve these to company until I can figure this out. Next time, I’m going to change the parchment paper in between bakes. Maybe that’s why they stayed on the mushy side? If after doing that they still seem mushy I might cook them in a dry sauce pan for a few minutes or bake them longer in the oven? I just ordered an air fryer and am wondering if I can try cooking them in that? At any rate, I’m 90% there just need to get them crispier.

    • Jan Davidson 12 months ago

      They turn out 1000% times better in the air fryer and take half the time. Just stick it in at the highest temp for 10-15 minutes, then do the sauce layer, and another 10 minutes or however as crunchy as you want.

  • Jessica MacInnis 12 months ago

    Made these twice now for my non-vegan fam and they’re obsessed! They turned out perfect each time.

  • Lily Weschke 11 months ago

    I have made these 3 times now and every time they come out on the mushy side. I followed the recipe and instructions exactly! Help?

  • Terri S 2 weeks ago

    Made these tonight (for the Super Bowl) and they were delicious. My whole family really enjoyed them. Even my 6 yr old loved them (and thought it was chicken). 🙂 I did half buffalo, quarter spicy bbq and quarter Thai sweet chili.

    • Lauren Toyota 2 weeks ago

      love when you get the whole fam into it!! Thanks for sharing and trying the recipe 😀

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