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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 241kcal
Author Gary White

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Coat air fryer basket with non-stick cooking spray or oil, then 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.
  • Cook at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.
  • 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.
  • Once cauliflower is done cooking, transfer to a bowl. When ready to serve, cover with sauce, then toss to coat.
  • Serve IMMEDIATELY with your dipping sauce of choice, or none at all. Enjoy!

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Notes

  • You can easily substitute the flour for gluten free, or whole wheat flour. We recommend using Bob’s Red Mill 1:1 Gluten-Free Baking Flour for a gluten-free option.
  • Eat these with your favorite vegan dipping sauce, on their own, or on a buffalo chicken style sandwich!
  • This recipe uses raw cauliflower.
  • These will not taste exactly like chicken. However, they do have amazing flavor and are delicious in their own right.

Nutrition

Calories: 241kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 2165mg | Potassium: 523mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 840IU | Vitamin C: 13.2mg | Calcium: 95mg | Iron: 2.6mg