Vegan Recipes

Crispy BBQ Cauliflower Wings


It all started with Super Bowl…but don’t all good food stories start that way? February 2nd 2020 was when the San Fransisco 49’ers went to the Super Bowl against the Kansas City Chiefs and I made crispy bbq cauliflower wings. Unfortunately for my

husband and the rest of San Fran, they were defeated in the last quarter by the chiefs. But, fortunately for myself, my crispy BBQ Cauliflower Wings were a giant win!

The build up to the Super Bowl was big this year since my husband’s team was playing. Becoming predominantly plant based 2 months before caused snackage to be a big topic before the game. We have followed a recipe for cauliflower bites many a times but I was looking for something a little less cauliflower-y and a little more chick’n-y. These cauliflower wings were the 💣 .com. Like, seriously.

This recipe is super easy, tasty and healthy. You can really spice it up in whichever way tickles your tastebuds. Not only that, its’ versatile. We use this recipe as our replacement for wings and can add any sauce of all flavours to it. We also use this recipe for our Vegan Teriyaki Rice Bowls.


So… Let’s get started!


1.Preheat your oven to 400ºF and line a medium sized baking sheet with parchment paper.

2. To prepare the cauliflower you want to cut and break it into smaller pieces (think two-bite or bite size) and set aside.

3. In a medium bowl mix your flour and non-dairy milk to make a paste. In a separate bowl, mix your bread crumbs and spices.

4. You want to coat your cauliflower pieces in the flour mixture. Allow excess to fall off before coating in the bread crumb mix.

5. Spread cauliflower evenly on the baking sheet and bake for 40 minutes. Once soft enough for a fork to slide through easily remove from oven.

6. Toss the baked cauliflower in a large bowl with your favourite vegan sauce {we recommend Sweet Baby Rays Original BBQ sauce or you can try my Chilli Teriyaki recipe} and enjoy!


We ended up pairing it with leftover garlic & cilantro sauce we had for dinner the Friday before. The pairing was a match made in heaven so you most definitely should check the recipe on This Savory Vegan blog post on Cauliflower Taco Bowls (I’d also give the taco bowls a taste too!)



Crispy BBQ Cauliflower Wings

100% vegan and 100% delicious! Not only are these cauliflower bites easy to make but they're bound to impress all vegans & non-vegans alike. The perfect vegan substitute for chicken wings.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cauliflower, Delicious, Food Blog, Vegan, Vegan Recipes


  • Oven


  • 1/2 sml head of cauliflower broken into ping pong ball size pieces
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened non-dairy milk of choice
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup Sauce of your choice BBQ Sauce/Chilli Teryaki


  • Preheat oven to 400°F
  • Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside
  • In a medium size bowl mix your milk and flour until well incorporated 
  • In a separate bowl similar in size blend your bread crumbs and spices
  • Break/cut cauliflower into smaller pieces then dunk your cauliflower pieces in the flour mixture until fully coated. Allow excess to drip off. Continue to do this until all pieces are coated in flour mixture. Once coated, coat in bread crumb mixture then place on baking sheet
  • Let bake for 40 minutes. Once soft (a fork can go through the center easily) toss in your desired sauce.
  • Serve with your choice of vegan dips (try it with a vegan cilantro ranch)