Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower Wings

The first time I ever tried cauliflower wings was before I became dairy free and restricted my diet so much. It was at a brewery in Old Irving Park and it was love at first taste. They were so crispy and the right amount of spicy.

I made several attempts at home to clone them, but they never got quite crisp enough in the oven no matter what I did. Fast forward to the day of the air fryer and I’ve finally been able to perfect buffalo cauliflower wings.

For the buffalo sauce, we used Primal Kitchen’s Buffalo Sauce made with Cashew Butter (paid link). I bought a 2-pack of this sauce from Costco for around $8 on sale – great deal! Luckily, we found out we loved the sauce, so we have been using it for everything. It has some kick to it, but nothing that is overwhelming. I would say I have a medium level spice tolerance.

1 head of cauliflower
Buffalo sauce (homemade or store bought)
1 tablespoon paprika
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon onion powder
2 teaspoon black pepper
2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup flour

Cut the cauliflower and wash it thoroughly.
Dry the cauliflower florets really well.
Make sure as must moisture comes out as possible to get them crispy.
In a large bowl, coat the florets in buffalo sauce.
Make sure they are fully coated.
In a small bowl, combine the flour & spices.
Once mixed, combine it with the cauliflower & toss to coat.
Preheat the air fryer to 350F.
Once heated, space the cauliflower & fry for 20 min.
We shake it up every 5-8 min to make sure it gets crispy all around.
Keep frying up more batches.

You can serve this with regular or vegan ranch
Sometimes we make buffalo cauliflower wraps with these.
Other times, we’ve eaten them with steamed brown rice, sliced avocado, and roasted veggies for a buffalo cauliflower bowl sort of meal.
They go great alone too and are pretty healthy.
Try them out and let me know what you think.

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