Air Fryer Cauliflower Wings

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Air Fryer Cauliflower Wings! Looking for wholesome, vegan buffalo wings? These air fryer buffalo wings made out of cauliflower are a MUST strive!

Well, I received an Air Fryer for Christmas. Well, extra to the purpose, I grabbed one impulsively on Black Friday at a serious low cost and it sat in my automotive for the next three weeks till our kitchen was completed. I lastly pulled it out over the vacations and oh my gosh, the place has this factor been all my life?

I want one other equipment like I want a gap in my head. My kitchen is brimming with devices despite the fact that I actively attempt to whittle down as many requirements as I can. I actually didn’t suppose I’d ever have an Air Fryer, however then I’d seen so many rave opinions from associates (and my sister!) that I knew I’d ultimately be grabbing one.

Do you want an Air Fryer for this recipe? No. It’s basically the identical method for my Sriracha Cauliflower Buffalo Wings, although these are made in a 1/Four of the time and with out the necessity for frying. You know, as a result of the Air Fryer does all of that for you!

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It’s no secret that my husband loves buffalo wings. He asks for my cauliflower buffalo wings no less than just a few instances a month throughout Football season and whereas I’m often very pleased to satisfy his meals needs, these issues simply take a lot time to place collectively. There’s the baking of the cauliflower, the dredging, the frying, the sauce making. It’s nice as a special day, however not one thing that I’m desperate to tackle each Sunday afternoon.

That’s the fantastic thing about the Air Fryer! BL can request cauliflower wings and in ~30 minutes, I’m presenting him with an enormous basket of crispy fried wings lined in no matter spicy sauce he’s into in the meanwhile. I’m keen on basic Buffalo sauce, however we’ve additionally been identified to make a honey BBQ sauce, a smokin’ Habanero sauce and a extra delicate Asian Chili sauce. All are incredible on crispy, crunchy cauliflower wings!

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How to Make Cauliflower Buffalo Wings within the Air Fryer 

I examined this recipe near 15 instances, principally to get the timing proper. Compared to cauliflower wings made within the oven after which the skillet, these are a lot simpler to overcook. We discovered that 6-7 minutes is the optimum time for getting a crunchy exterior whereas nonetheless protecting some texture of the particular cauliflower.

I additionally needed to see for those who wanted to dredge the cauliflower first. So I made a batch with none coating (boring), a batch with a dry coating (fell off as quickly because the sauce was added) and a batch that was already coated in flour and buffalo sauce (meh. Lacked crunch and saucy, lick-your-fingers-goodness.)

My basic method continues to be one of the best ways. Yes, it provides one other step however you’re saving a lot time by utilizing the Air Fryer that I don’t suppose it issues. Make a thickened egg-like combination by heating dairy-free milk and cornstarch collectively, then letting cool barely. From there, you’ll do a triple dip: as soon as within the flour, as soon as within the thickened milk combination after which again within the flour.

Tap off as a lot extra flour as you may earlier than inserting them into the Air Fryer. Then set for 7 minutes at 400 levels F. and let fry whilst you whisk collectively the substances for the sauce. So a lot simpler than pan frying, am I proper?

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I do know you will love these buffalo wings as a lot as we do! They have already turn out to be a staple in our home over the previous few weeks and I’ve a sense I’m going to proceed to make them virtually weekly throughout Football/Baseball season.

Looking for extra vegan appetizer recipes? Then strive my vegan nuggets, my vegan chili queso dip, my vegan chorizo queso dip or my roasted tomato guacamole!


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Air Fryer Cauliflower Wings


Air Fryer Cauliflower Wings! Looking for wholesome, vegan buffalo wings? These air fryer buffalo wings made out of cauliflower are a MUST strive!



  • 1 head cauliflower, lower into drumstick-like items
  • 1 cup soy or almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly floor black pepper
  • 1/2 cup Buffalo Sauce (like Frank’s Hot)
  • 2 tablespoons vegan butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar

Vegan Ranch Dressing 

  • 1/2 cup mayo (or vegan mayo)
  • 1/Four cup soy milk
  • 1/Four cup freshly chopped parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder


  1. Make the ranch dressing, if utilizing. Whisk collectively the mayo, soy milk, parsley, dill, garlic powder. Add a pinch of salt and season to style, if wanted. Set apart.
  2. Heat the milk and cornstarch collectively in a medium saucepan till cornstarch has dissolved. Heat the milk over medium warmth till barely thickened, about 4-5 minutes, then put aside to let cool.
  3. Whisk collectively the flour, garlic salt, paprika, onion powder, black pepper and salt in a big bowl.
  4. Dip the cauliflower into the flour, then into the thickened milk combination, then again into the flour. Tap off as a lot of the surplus flour as you may, then place in a single layer within the backside of your Air Fryer. Repeat with the remainder of the cauliflower; figuring out that you will have to work in two batches relying on the dimensions of your Air Fryer.
  5. Place the air fryer tray into the Air Fryer and set to 7 minutes at 400 levels F. Let prepare dinner, then flip/shake ~midway by cooking.
  6. While the cauliflower is cooking, warmth the butter, buffalo sizzling sauce, vinegar in a small saucepan over medium warmth. When cauliflower is completed, toss with the melted buffalo sauce and serve instantly with the ranch dressing.
  7. Heat the butter, buffalo sizzling sauce, vinegar and Sriracha over medium warmth Toss with the crispy cauliflower and serve instantly with the ranch dressing.

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