Cauliflower Hot Wings Recipe

The humble cauliflower a bland seeming vegetable; can be made exciting & flavoursome.

When my boys were young vegetable hating toddlers I used to sneak cauliflower into my mashed potato & they were non the wiser!!

My go-to recipe for cauliflower was always cauliflower cheese but now with a vegan in the family who doesn’t eat dairy I’m experimenting and find it goes so well with spices.

During this time of quarantine there’s an opportunity to experiment with food with limiting shopping trips & less stocked shelves more home-cooking – trying to make do with what you have and any spices in your cupboard this is an ideal recipe.

In fact this is my first ever proper healthy vegan recipe!

This recipe is very easy and it is a nice side dish or sharing starter. It’s nice and crunchy on the outside with a soft centre & really flavoursome.

• 1 head of cauliflower

• 3/4 cup of flour

• 1/2 cup plant based milk

• 1/2 cup water

• garlic powder

• paprika powder

• Cumin powder

• salt and pepper

• 1 tbsp Vegan Spread

• Siracha sauce or sweet chilli or you can use vegan bbq or buffalo sauce. We had sweet chilli as it’s a family favourite.

** You can use any spices you like or replace with what’s in your cupboard**

STEP 1: Carefully cut the cauliflower into bite-sized florets

STEP 2: In a large bowl, combine the flour, plant-based milk, the water, the garlic power, the paprika powder, spices, the salt, and the black pepper. Stir until well combined

Spicy Cauliflower Wings batter
Spicy cauliflower wings batter

STEP 3: Dip the florets into the batter, so they’re completely coated. Be sure to drain the batter off the cauliflower so it doesn’t stick together when you bake it.

STEP 4: Line a baking sheet with baking paper and lay the cauliflower florets on the baking sheet spaced out.

Bake for 15/20 minutes at 180 c.

Baking spicy cauliflower wings
Baking spicy cauliflower wings

STEP 5: When the cauliflower has cooked for 20 minutes, remove it and coat the part-baked cauliflower wings with the vegetable spread & your favourite sauce and return to bake for another 20 minutes or until it’s crispy. 

Spicy Cauliflower Wings
Spicy Cauliflower Wings

STEP 6: Serve immediately, with a delicious dipping sauce.

We used A dairy free Garlic Aoli & Nando Vegan Perinaise which is delicious!!

Vegan dipping sauces
Vegan dipping sauces

Published by mum2veganteen

I’m a busy single mum of teenage boys and want to share tips, recipes & ideas about buying & preparing vegan, plant based food for loved ones to enjoy

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