Air Fryer Cauliflower Wings

Crispy on the outside, soft on the inside.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 241 kcal
Author The Foodie Eats


  • 1 head of cauliflower florets
  • 1/2 cup milk we used soy milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour we used Bob's Red Mill gluten-free baking 1-to-1
  • 2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 cup frank's red hot sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. butter we used earth balance buttery spread
  • 1/4 cup molasses


  1. In a mixing bowl - combine all dry ingredients (flour, garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, salt, black pepper) then whisk in water and milk until batter has no lumps.
  2. Add fresh cauliflower florets to batter and mix well to evenly coat with batter. Remove florets one at a time and transfer to a separate dish so that excess batter can run off.

  3. Add battered florets to air fryer basket in a single layer. Also, try to keep them from touching (if possible) so that all sides can get direct heat.
  4. Cook at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.

  5. Meanwhile, in a small pot (or in microwave) - bring hot sauce, butter, and molasses to low simmer, mixing well to combine. Then remove from heat.
  6. Once cauliflower is done cooking, transfer to a bowl and cover with sauce, then toss to coat.
  7. Serve with your dipping sauce of choice, or none at all. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Cauliflower Wings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 241 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 18mg 6%
Sodium 2165mg 90%
Potassium 523mg 15%
Total Carbohydrates 40g 13%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 18g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 16.8%
Vitamin C 16%
Calcium 9.5%
Iron 14.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.