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Vegan + Gluten Free Buffalo Cauliflower Wings

  • Author: Mia Zarlengo
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 2-4 servings 1x
  • Category: Sides, Snacks


The best gluten free and vegan buffalo cauliflower wings! Baked, perfectly crispy, and healthy!  


  • 1/2 head of cauliflower, chopped into florets
  • 1/2 cup crushed tortilla chips or gluten free crackers, more if needed

For the batter: 

  • 1/3 cup quinoa flour (can sub chickpea or all purpose gluten free flour)
  • 1/3 cup plain unsweetened almond milk 
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • Dash of black pepper

For the buffalo sauce:

  • 1/2 cup your favorite buffalo sauce (sub BBQ sauce if you don’t like spice), more if needed
  • 1/2 tbsp vegan butter or regular butter, melted 


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, almond milk, water, garlic, paprika, and salt and pepper until very smooth. Prepare tortilla chips in a separate shallow bowl (I like to crush them quickly in a blender, leaving some good crumb). 
  3. Dip each cauliflower floret in the batter with a fork, letting excess drip off before coating in the tortilla crumbs on all sides. Lay on the parchment-line baking sheet, leaving space in between each floret. 
  4. Bake for 25 minutes. Mix the melted butter with your buffalo sauce, then brush each floret with the sauce all over. If you don’t have a silicone brush, I recommend dipping them in the sauce one at a time with fork. (You don’t want to mix them all together at once with the sauce, or they won’t get as crispy and the breading may fall off). 
  5. Bake for an additional 15 minutes, then broil on high for 4-5 minutes. Brush with extra sauce if desired and serve immediately!