Easy Vegan Crispy Buffalo Cauliflower Recipe – Gluten Free Option

Easy Vegan Crispy Buffalo Cauliflower Recipe - Gluten Free Option

Elevate your game day snacks with these mouthwatering vegan buffalo cauliflower wings. Crispy, spicy, and utterly delicious, they’re the perfect plant-based alternative to traditional chicken wings.

Crispy Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Wings


  • 2 quarts peanut oil
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • Kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup vodka
  • 1 head cauliflower, cut into 1-inch florets
  • 1/3 cup hot sauce, such as Frank’s
  • 1 medium clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup picked celery leaves (optional)


  1. Heat oil to 350°F in a large wok, Dutch oven, or deep fryer.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together cornstarch, flour, baking powder, and 2 teaspoons kosher salt. Pour in water and vodka, whisking until you achieve a smooth batter. It should have a thin paint-like consistency, falling off the whisk in ribbons that quickly disappear. If needed, add up to 2 tablespoons more water.
  3. Coat cauliflower in batter. Fry pieces one by one, allowing excess batter to drip off before carefully lowering into hot oil. Avoid overcrowding the pan. Fry for about 6 minutes, agitating pieces with a metal spider or slotted spatula until golden brown and crisp. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate and immediately season with salt. Keep warm while frying remaining cauliflower.
  4. Prepare the sauce by whisking hot sauce, garlic, and 1 tablespoon of frying oil in a large bowl. Toss fried cauliflower with sauce and serve right away, garnished with celery leaves if desired.
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
175 Calories
12g Fat
11g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 175
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 16%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 137mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 47mg 233%
Calcium 26mg 2%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 218mg 5%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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