These vegan BBQ cauliflower wings are sweet, smoky, saucy, crispy, and perfect as a game day and party appetizer or side dish!  Lightly battered and baked (or air fried) until crispy. Just a handful of ingredients, oil-free, egg-free, and gluten-free optional!

 Ingredients – ½ head of cauliflower – 1 C of all-purpose flour – 1 C of plain plant-based milk – 1 tsp of garlic powder – 1 tsp of onion powder – ½ tsp of paprika – ½ tsp of brown sugar – ½ tsp of liquid smoke (optional) – 1 C of bbq sauce – Vegan ranch

Instructions – Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (232 degrees C). – Cut the cauliflower into thin strips about ½ inch wide, and 2 -3 inches long. – Whisk the flour, plant-based milk, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, brown sugar, and liquid smoke together in a bowl until thoroughly combined.

Instructions – Dip the cauliflower pieces into the flour mixture, making sure to coat the entire piece. – Place the cauliflower pieces onto a non-stick baking sheet, or baking sheet coated with cooking spray or lined with parchment paper. Bake for 15 minutes. – While cauliflower is cooking, heat the bbq sauce in a saucepan.

Instructions – Remove the cauliflower pieces from the oven and dip them in BBQ sauce. Place pieces back on the baking sheet and cook for 5 more minutes. – Enjoy with some more bbq sauce or vegan ranch.

Recipe Notes: Use even-sized pieces: Otherwise, the BBQ cauliflower wings will cook at different rates. Don’t crowd the pan: The airflow around the BBQ cauliflower bites/ wings is essential for achieving crispy results. If there are too many, too close, then they will steam.