Even Meat Eaters Won’t Be Able to Resist These Veggie Buffalo ‘Wings’

Last Update: September 29, 2023

When battered, roasted, and slathered in hot sauce, cauliflower florets make the most savory, irresistible vegetarian app. Serve these buffalo “wings” to carnivores and veg-heads alike with dairy-free ranch dressing for a crowd-pleasing gameday snack.

Cauliflower Buffalo “Wings”

Yield: 2 to 4 servings
Active Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour


2 tablespoons melted ghee
2/3 cup hot sauce
1/2 cup coconut flour
2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 teaspoons onion powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup melted coconut oil
1 medium head cauliflower, broken into florets

Cauliflower Buffalo "Wings"


Preheat oven to 450 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Whisk together melted ghee and hot sauce in a small bowl. Set aside.

In a small bowl, mix together coconut flour, garlic powder, onion powder, and salt. Pour melted coconut oil into another bowl. Dip cauliflower florets into oil, then toss to coat in flour mixture and place on baking sheet. Roast in oven 20 minutes, turning over after 10 minutes. Remove from oven and brush hot sauce mixture over each piece. Return to oven and roast 25 minutes more.

Photo credit: Paul Delmont

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Merce Muse

Thrive Market Food Editor

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