BBQ Cauliflower Wings (Vegetarian)

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If you’re looking for a delicious twist on a classic snack that will impress both vegetarians and meat-eaters alike, then BBQ Cauliflower Wings are your next must-try dish.

This mouthwatering alternative to BBQ Chicken Wings offers all the smoky, savory goodness of traditional wings without the meat, making them perfect for a variety of occasions and dietary preferences.

BBQ Cauliflower Wings

Why You’ll Love It

  • Healthier Option: Enjoy the rich flavors of BBQ without the guilt. Cauliflower wings are lower in calories and fat compared to traditional chicken wings.
  • Easy to Make: With just a few simple ingredients and steps, you can have these wings ready to serve in no time.
  • Incredibly Versatile: Serve them up as an appetizer, a side dish, or even as the main course. They’re perfect for game days, family dinners, or when you just crave something deliciously different.

Helpful Tips

  • For that essential crispy exterior, make sure your cauliflower florets are dry before you batter them. You can bake or air fry them to get the perfect texture.
  • The BBQ sauce can make or break your dish. If you don’t make your own, opt for a high-quality sauce with a good balance of sweetness and tanginess.
  • Once coated, let your florets sit in the BBQ sauce for a few minutes before cooking. This helps them absorb all the delicious flavors, enhancing the taste of your cauliflower wings.
bbq cauliflower wings

BBQ Cauliflower Wings

These BBQ Cauliflower Wings are crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, and smothered in a rich, smoky BBQ sauce.
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 216kcal
Author: Laura Lynch


  • 1 head cauliflower approx. 4 cups of floret
  • 1 cup milk if you’re vegan use almond or soy milk
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup BBQ Sauce homemade or store-bought


  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Preheat your oven to 400° F (205° C).
  • Wash and cut the cauliflower into bite-sized pieces.
  • In a large bowl, whisk the flour, milk, and spices until most of the lumps are gone.
  • Dip the cauliflower in the batter. You can do this one by one or in batches.
  • Shake off the excess batter and place the cauliflower in a single layer on the baking sheet.
  • Bake for 20 minutes until the cauliflower is golden brown.
  • Put the BBQ sauce in a large bowl for when the cauliflower is done.
  • Remove it from the oven and dump it all into the bowl with the BBQ sauce. Toss or stir it up to get all the pieces coated.
  • Then place the cauliflower back onto the baking sheet and put it back in the oven for another 10 minutes.


Calories: 216kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 586mg | Potassium: 642mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 387IU | Vitamin C: 70mg | Calcium: 120mg | Iron: 2mg

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