The vegan community is growing from millennials to gen z's, and the Superbowl XV is around the corner, so college students and young adults are looking for healthy vegan options that satisfy their cravings. When you think of Superbowl or Game Day party food grabbers, what do you think of? Barbeque wings,  buffalo wings, or sweet and spicy wings with ranch on the side. You wish you can eat it, but you can create the ultimate Game Day Vegan Cauliflower Buffalo Wings that are both healthy and satisfying. 

For those of you who are transitioning to a plant-based diet and still want to have your ultimate comfort food, here is the perfect snack or lunch recipe to satisfy your cravings for buffalo wings.

The sauce that goes on the Vegan Cauliflower Buffalo Wings can be substituted with Sweet N' Spicy Barbeque sauce instead of the buffalo sauce you see in the recipe. 

Every time I make the recipe for my family and friends, everyone who is very skeptical of vegan food always comes up to me and says, "Can I get the recipe?" You can always double the Game Day Vegan Cauliflower Buffalo Wings recipe as your friends will be asking for more. 

Vegan Cauliflower Buffalo Wings

  • Prep Time:30 mins
  • Cook Time:25 mins
  • Total Time:55 mins
  • Servings:6
  • Easy


  • 1 head Cauliflower
  • 1/2 cup Dairy-free Milk
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 3/4 cup All-Purpose Flour or your choice
  • 2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 2 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tbsp Vegan Butter
  • 1/4 tsp Sea Salt and Pepper for taste
  • 1 cup Hot Sauce
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  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 450 F and line baking sheet with parchment paper

  • Step 2

    Wash & cut cauliflower into bite-sized pieces or 5 cups of florets that resemble wings

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  • Step 3

    Mix all the ingredients except for the vegan butter and hot sauce into a mixing bowl. DO NOT add the florets to the batter. The batter or sauce should be in the middle of thick and thin so that it sticks and coats to the cauliflower

  • Step 4

    Pour all the florets into the batter and mix it up with your hands or a utensil of your choice (like tongs) until the florets are fully coated. You may notice the batter may not be enough, but do not worry because it perfectly coats the pieces)

  • Step 5

    Lay florets on the lined parchment paper baking sheet without overcrowding it so that it is evenly spaced

  • Step 6

    Bake 25 minutes until golden brown and flip the florets halfway through to get all the sides golden brown and crispy

  • Step 7

    While your wings are baking, get your ranch dip and hot wing sauce ready for serving.

    For the hot wing sauce, melt vegan butter in the microwave or saucepan on low heat and mix in the hot sauce. Remove from heat and set aside

  • Step 8

    Once the wings are golden brown, remove them from the oven and put the hot wing sauce over the florets either on the baking sheet. Or pour the florets in a mixing bowl and drizzle your hot sauce that way.

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  • Step 9

    Then dish your florets to your friends and family by displaying your vegan cauliflower wings on a platter and add your dipping sauce on the side, like Ranch

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