Baked Cauliflower Wings are a great vegan or vegetarian alternative to chicken wings. They have a crispy coating with herbs and spices and are absolutely delicious. The roasted cauliflower gets a dense, soft and ‘meaty’ texture.
Cauliflower wings are a great vegan or vegetarian alternative to the classic appetizer. Trust me, they are SERIOUSLY tasty!
The baked cauliflower is coated in a tasty batter - so you get all the flavour, and none of the meat!
These veggie alternatives to chicken wings have a crispy coating with herbs and spices and are absolutely delicious.
The roasted cauliflower gets a dense, soft, and, dare I say, ‘meaty’ texture.
The shape is perfect for dipping into the cool, creamy, and herby dip.
Prep Ahead: You can make the cauliflower wings ahead of time, then pop them back into a hot oven for a few minutes to warm them through and get them crispy again.
Cauliflower - go for a nice fresh head, and cut it into bite sized florets - so they naturally have a sort of 'wing' shape.
Spices - garlic powder, thyme, basil, and paprika. If you don’t have the ones that I’ve suggested, then dig to the back of your cupboard and see which long-forgotten herbs and spices you can add to the mixture instead. While you’re there, rotate the oldest spices to the front so they can be used up!
Milk - Use your favourite vegan or regular milk.
Flour - plain all-purpose flour will help to make the crispy cauliflower wings batter.
Why You'll Love This Recipe
A tasty meat-free snack, party food or to take for a game day potluck.
The crispy batter is beautifully seasoned with lots of flavour.
These cauliflower wings are baked, not fried, so they're healthier.
The whole family will love them!
I've served these baked wings with a simple garlic and herb dipping sauce. But they're good with so many other flavours too! Try them with these:
- Homemade ketchup
- Alabama White Sauce - this white bbq sauce packs a flavour BOMB! I love it.
- Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Dip
- BBQ Sauce
- Spinach and Artichoke Dip
- French Onion Dip
More Cauliflower Recipes
Wings are a fun way to eat cauliflower. Be sure to try these other tasty cauli recipes too!
Roasted Cauliflower Soup
Vegan Butter Chicken (cauliflower)
Chocolate Cauliflower Popsicles
Chocolate Cauliflower Cake with Caramel Frosting
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Baked Cauliflower Wings
- 1 head of cauliflower
- ½ cup (120ml) milk or vegan milk
- ½ cup (120ml) water
- 1 cup (150g) all-purpose flour (plain flour)
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- ½ teaspoon paprika
- Salt and pepper
For the garlic and herb dip
- ½ cup (100g) soft cream cheese or vegan version
- ⅓ cup (75g) plain yogurt or vegan version
- clove of garlic minced
- 1 tablespoon fresh parsley finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon fresh thyme chopped
- large squeeze of lemon juice
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- pinch of sea salt
- Preheat the oven to 425°F/220°C and line 2 x baking sheets with baking parchment.
- Cut the cauliflower into florets and set aside.
- Mix all remaining ingredients in a large bowl. Dip each floret into the mix and coat well. Shake off the excess and place onto a baking tray. Repeat, taking care not to overcrowd the cauliflower on the baking tray and don’t pour any excess batter over the ‘wings’.
- Bake for 15 minutes, then turn each floret and bake for a further 5-10 minutes or until crispy and golden.
- Meanwhile, make the herb dip, by mixing all ingredients together until smooth.
The nutritional information provided is approximate and can vary depending on several factors, so is not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietician for special diet advice.
These were so good! The dip was amazing. Kids loved them 🙂
I hated cauliflower but with such recipe ,seems to be delicious,i tried and mmmmmmmm delicious
i will post a snapshot next time
Kat (The Baking Explorer)
The cauliflower wings look so yummy! I'm trying to use up the food in my pantry at the moment too as I hate food waste.
This sounds and looks delicious, I love things like this, I will definitely be making this at the weekend, yum
I am virtually vegetarian and just love the look of these! What a great idea. Kaz
Oh wow this recipe is right up my street - I Loe veggies but have yet to do roasted cauliflower at home so going to give this a go this weekend.
This sounds like a great alternative for veggies x
Michelle @ Greedy Gourmet
I'm very guilty of having a fuller than full pantry, so yes, I'll join you! Love the look of this cauliflower recipe.
Healthy & Psyched
Oooh delicious. Baked cauliflower is my new favourite thing. I have only tried with coconut oil and spices so I will have to give this method using flour a go.
I saw cauliflower used as a veggie alternative to chicken wings once, wish I could remember where, and thought it sounded weird but they were so good they were better than the actual chicken wings. HAVE TO try your recipe, it looks even better!
I love the colour on your cauliflower wings! It's been only recently I had my first cauliflower roast and really loved but I can imagine gorgeous crispy coating could bring it to another level. 🙂
Ana De- Jesus
I am not vegan but I am vegetarian so I love the sound of the baked cauliflower wings. Especially with that dip x
Me and cauliflower don't get along and though this looks really delicious and really yummy I still need some meat or fish or eggs in the mix to enjoy.
Oooh delicious and these would make a great veggie snack for entertaining friends...ideas, ideas!
I love cauliflower, this is a great recipe for me!
Mmm these look absolutely delicious! I'll definitely have to give these a try!