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Cauliflower Buffalo Wings in Air fryer and oven

This is a delicious cauliflower buffalo wings recipe that can be made both in Air fryer and oven. It is super tasty and a perfect party snack. This is a keto and vegan-friendly recipe.
Course Accompaniment | Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword buffalo cauliflower wings, Cauliflower wings
recipe buffalo cauliflower wings, cauliflower wings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 181kcal



  • 1 cauliflower head

For breading:

For Buffalo sauce

  • 3 tbsp. hot sauce or buffalo sauce
  • 1 tsp. butter or olive oil (optional)
  • Some tabasco


  • Cut cauliflower into drumstick or wing size florets. Don’t make them too small or they collapse on cooking.
  • Add the ingredients of breading together. Mix well. Now dip the cauliflower florets to coat them well.

For Air Fryer

  • Heat Air fryer to 390 F or 200 C for about 4 minutes. Place the dipped florets in a single layer on the air fryer basket after brushing it with oil.
  • You could use parchment paper to avoid sticking. Air fry for 10 minutes at 200C or 390F till the coating is cooked and so is the cauliflower.
  • You will air fry for 2 minutes more after brushing with the sauce.

For Oven

  • Preheat the oven at 400 F for about 10 minutes. Line a baking tray with parchment paper and bake for about 15-20 minutes till browned. Turn once in the middle. You can broil for 3-5 minutes more if you want even more browning.

For Buffalo sauce

  • Meanwhile prepare the Buffalo sauce by adding 1 tbsp. butter/vegan butter or olive oil to 3 tbsp.
  • Hot sauce or Buffalo sauce with a few squirts of Tabasco. I told you this was spicy. Mix well.
  • Once your cauliflower is done, you can brush the hot sauce all over the cauliflower florets and air fry for 1-2 minutes more.
  • This is optional. Otherwise, just brush with the hot sauce and serve it right away with a nice ranch or mayo dip.


1. Always serve these hot else they will lose their crunch. Keep the hot sauce ready before the Air fryer cauliflower turns crispy.
2. You can use almond flour in place of whole wheat flour or use all-purpose flour too.
3. To make it low calorie, you can skip butter or olive oil. It actually tastes pretty good even otherwise.
4. This is a hot recipe. To reduce the heat reduce the quantity of hot sauce used.
5. This recipe is very versatile. I love it with honey barbecue sauce too.
6. It is easy to make ahead. Cut up cauliflower into florets. Prepare the breading and keep aside. Do the same for the hot sauce. Then when you are ready air fry.


Calories: 181kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 365mg | Potassium: 667mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 655IU | Vitamin C: 79mg | Calcium: 106mg | Iron: 2mg