BBQ Cauliflower Wings made with just 9 ingredients are the perfect cauliflower wings for Game Day Snacks and Appetizers, and any occasion! They’re crispy, crunchy and coated in a saucy bbq sauce with just a few ingredients. Learn how to make these in HALF the time!!
Cauliflower Queen is back again with another Cauliflower recipe! Let me tell you – these BBQ Cauliflower Wings are LIT! They’re saucy, crispy, crunchy on the outside and the perfect texture on the inside.
They’re the kind of cauliflower wings perfect for game night (football anyone?), an incredible appetizer, a side dish or even a fun dinner!
If you’re new around here (or maybe just haven’t explored my older content) you have to check out the rest of my cauliflower content too! I have 10 ways to transform cauliflower, but also all my favourite cauliflowers. Lemon Pepper Cauliflower Wings, Sticky Sesame Cauliflower Wings, General Tso Cauliflower Wings…!! Just to name a few.
These ingredients couldn’t be easier. Your standard dredging dip, which you can follow the process via the step by step photos below or the video in this post!
Cauliflower: If you’re using a large cauliflower head instead of medium, definitely double it! It’s hard for me to guess the size of yours, so size up your ingredients accordingly! 🙂
BBQ Sauce: the highlight of this dish! You can use your favourite sauce (makes it so easy to prep!) or you can make my strawberry bbq sauce. I promise you’ll love it! Either way, these things will taste phenomenal.
Flour, breadcrumbs: these work perfectly any version of these ingredients! Regular or gluten free flour or breadcrumbs – the choice is up to you.
Vegan milk: For the vegan milk, any kind will work. If you want the best battering result, might I suggest a thicker one like soy milk or cashew milk?
Seasonings: if you have a favourite combo of bbq seasonings, feel free to add them in!
Using a knife, remove florets from the cauliflower (aka cut off the leaves and don’t use the stems). Chop the cauliflower into smaller pieces to resemble the size of the wings.
In a bowl, whisk the flour, vegan milk and sea salt, ground black pepper and garlic powder in a bowl to make the batter. If the batter is too thick, feel free to thin it out with some more milk and vice versa.
In a separate bowl, place the breadcrumbs. Line it up beside the batter bowl and the cauliflower (for a dredging station). Toss the cauliflower in the batter mixture (you can add them all at once), using a spatula or spoon to coat them all.
Transfer them to the breadcrumbs (you can do this in two or three batches) to coat completely.
Then place onto the baking sheet, giving each wing enough space. Repeat until all of the wings are coated. Bake for 22 minutes. Remove from oven.
Toss the wings in the sauce (I like to use a spatula to move them around to get properly coated) then using tongs or a spoon, remove and place back on the baking sheet OR brush the bbq sauce onto each wings. Bake for another 5 minutes for the sauce to soak into the wings.
Remove from oven and, and garnish with scallions! Eat immediately – enjoy!
When you’re cutting the cauliflower off of the stem, don’t make them too small. Think: hand held wing-like pieces! You can even leave a bit of stem on at the end to hold on to!
BTW, and it’s a big by the way, I completely hacked my own recipe! You don’t have to dip each cauliflower wing in individually (like I used to in the past). Like in the video, you can just toss them all at once! It saves SO much time and energy (and you get to eat them faster!)!
If you have a very thick bbq sauce that can spread, definitely thin it out a bit with some water.
If you can’t have it, you can skip the cornstarch. But it does make the cauliflower extra crispy and crunchy by drawing out any excess liquid!
Enjoy friends! If you make this BBQ Cauliflower Wings, please snap a photo and tag #jessicainthekitchen on Instagram! We’d also love if you would leave a comment below, and give the recipe a rating! Thanks so much!
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