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Air Fryer Cauliflower Wings | The Foodie Eats

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


  • 1 head of cauliflower florets
  • ½ cup milk we used soy milk
  • ½ cup water
  • ¾ 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
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 cup frank's red hot sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. butter we used earth balance buttery spread
  • ¼ cup molasses


  • 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!



  • 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.


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