Spicy BBQ Cauliflower Wingz


Cauliflower wings are among the easiest, most delicious appetizers imaginable (other than cheesy dips – hellooo cheesy bacon dip, creamy spinach queso, and cheesy spinach artichoke dip).

The cauliflower pieces are dipped in a mixture of flour (this is an organic option!), water, and spices, baked (not fried!), then brushed with BBQ sauce.

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Dig in!

Spicy BBQ Cauliflower Wingz

This recipe makes the perfect appetizer, side dish, or let's be honest, we've eaten an entire batch for dinner. They are super simple and easy-to-make too!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Appetizer, dinner


  • 1 small head cauliflower
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 tbsp sriracha
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • black pepper to taste we used a few dashes
  • 3 tbsp barbecue sauce extra for dippin'


  • Preheat the oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Chop the cauliflower into roughly bite-size pieces and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour with water and whisk.
  • Add the sriracha, garlic powder and black pepper to the flour/water mixture and whisk again.
  • Coat each piece of cauliflower with the batter (this can be done by either dunking each piece individually or by mixing all of the cauliflower into the bowl to get them evenly coated).
  • Put the cauliflower on the baking sheet, letting excess batter drip off before putting on the sheet (I do this by using a pair of kitchen tongs and lightly shaking each piece before placing it down).
  • Put the cauliflower into the oven and let them bake for 35 minutes.
  • Take the cauliflower out and lightly brush them with barbecue sauce. Put back in the oven and let bake for 5 more minutes.
  • Serve with more BBQ sauce or even some vegan ranch (yum)!

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    • Sarah B
    • February 12, 2020

    5 stars
    I actually made these (on super bowl) and my husband nommed too. LEGIT delicious

    • Kelly
    • February 12, 2020

    I love BBQ sauce – My daughter made vegan BBQ cauliflower wings for me during the Superbowl two years ago and I need to try these myself!

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