Buffalo Wings are a comfort food for a lot of people, but they’re so easy to make vegan (not to mention healthier)! These are a great appetizer to serve on game day, or after a long day when you’re craving something spicy. There’s even a chunky ranch-inspired dip that you can throw together that helps cool down the spiciness if it’s a little too much for you.
Buffalo Wings are a comfort food for a lot of people, but they’re so easy to make vegan (not to mention healthier)! These are a great appetizer to serve on game day, or after a long day when you’re craving something spicy.
1/2cup+ 2 Tablespoons of whole wheat flour (can sub gluten-free flour)
1teaspoonof garlic powder
1/2teaspoonof onion powder (optional)
1teaspoonof vegan butter or coconut oil
1/2cupof hot sauce (or more for extra spice)
1/2cupof vegan mayo
1/8cupof almond milk
1/4teaspoonof garlic powder
1/4teaspoonof onion powder
pinch salt and pepper
1teaspoonof apple cider vinegar
1teaspoonof dried parsley
1/4teaspoonof dried dill
1/4cupof raw cashews (optional) to make it a chunkier dressing
Preheat the oven to 450ºF. Meanwhile chop the cauliflower into 'wing' sizes, or bite-sized pieces. Mix together the flour, water, garlic/onion powder and salt in a bowl. Toss the cauliflower pieces with this flour mixture, making sure to coat the pieces well. Add extra flour or water if necessary.
Place the cauliflower on a prepared pan and cook for 8 minutes. Prepare the hot sauce coating by mixing the vegan butter/oil and hot sauce in a bowl. Toss the cauliflower and continue cooking on the pan for 8 more minutes.
Remove the cauliflower from the oven and place into the hot sauce bowl. Coat each piece throughout (adding more hot sauce if desired) and cook again for 25-30 minutes in the oven, or until crispy.
To prepare the dressing: blend the remaining ingredients (mayo, almond milk, powder, vinegar, and herbs) in a high speed blender or food processor. If you would like a chunkier consistency, add in the cashews and blend briefly. Add salt and pepper to taste, and refrigerate the mixture until the wings are ready.
Remove the cauliflower from the oven and allow to cool for at least 5 minutes before serving. As an appetizer option, plate it on top some romaine lettuce alongside some cucumber or celery with the dip and enjoy!