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Spicy baked cauliflower wings on a round white plate with ranch dip in a blue patterned bowl in the middle

Spicy Baked Cauliflower Wings

Becca Harris, RD, MHSc
Naturally gluten free.
Crispy and flavourful plant-based wings. Great as an appetizer and for game nights.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 242 kcal


  • 1 head cauliflower (cut florets into bite-sized pieces)
  • ¾ cup chickpea flour
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • ¼ cup butter, ghee or butter substitute, melted
  • ½ cup  hot sauce (I use RedHot Buffalo Wings Sauce)
  • Chives or green onion to garnish (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Combine chickpea flour, milk, garlic powder and paprika in a medium-sized bowl.
  • Dip cauliflower florets into the chickpea flour batter until covered and then place on the baking sheet.
  • Bake in the oven for 20 minutes.
  • While cauliflower is baking, mix butter and hot sauce in another medium-sized bowl.
  • Take cauliflower out of the oven and dip or mix into hot sauce mixture.
  • Place back onto baking sheet and bake for another 15 minutes. Then broil for 10 more minutes (to make them crispy!)
  • Cut chives or onions into rings and sprinkle over finished product. Serve with ranch, caesar or favourite dressing.
  • Enjoy!


Tastes best if served immediately. Stores well in refrigerator for 3-4 days - however, the cauliflower does lose some of its crispiness upon refrigeration. 
Keyword appetizer, cauliflower wings, gluten-free, Super Bowl snacks