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Vegan BBQ Cauliflower Wings

These crispy vegan bbq cauliflower wings are cooked to utter perfection. Can be fried in oil or air fried. Pair with our homemade vegan BBQ sauce.
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword vegan appetizer, vegan dinner
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 607kcal
Author LarishaBernard


  • 1 medium head of cauliflower, cut into florets (about 2.5lbs)
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup corn flour
  • 1 - 1 1/2 cups water
  • 3 cups vegan panko breadcrumbs

For the BBQ seasoning (use this blend or 2 tbsp of your favorite store bought blend)

Vegan Homemade BBQ Sauce

Additional Needs

  • 1 quart vegetable oil, for frying


  • Rinse cauliflower and dry very well. Cut into florets.
  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil, and boil florets for 3 minutes. Drain immediately.
  • In a bowl, add flour, corn flour, and all BBQ seasoning ingredients. Whisk together.
    Slowly add in 1 cup of water, whisking while pouring. You want a thick pancake like batter. If you have more of a dough, add a little more water at a time up to an additional 1/2 cup.
  • In another bowl add the breadcrumbs.
  • Add a cauliflower floret to the wet mixture and move around to coat everything evenly. Let excess batter run off.
    Next, dip and cover the cauliflower in breadcrumbs.
  • To Fry: Heat 1-2 inches of oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat (About 350 degrees F). Fry the cauliflower in batches for 4-5 minutes or until golden and crisp on all sides. Remove and drain on a wire rack with paper towels underneath.
  • Alternative cooking: After coating, air fryer in batches for 7-12 minutes at 425 degrees F or until crispy on all sides.

For the BBQ Sauce

  • Add oil to a point over medium heat. Add garlic and let saute for 1 minute.
  • Add the remaining BBQ sauce ingredients and cook until heated through. Remove from heat.
  • Brush BBQ sauce onto fried cauliflower or use as a dip.
    *We don't recommend tossing in the sauce as it gets too soggy.



*See post for notes about Top 8 Allergy Free variation and more tips. 
**Nutritional facts are just estimates. Please utilize your own brand nutritional values to double check against our estimates. 


Serving: 2cups | Calories: 607kcal | Carbohydrates: 124g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1477mg | Potassium: 977mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 44g | Vitamin A: 719IU | Vitamin C: 77mg | Calcium: 185mg | Iron: 6mg