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Baked BBQ Cauliflower Wings

by: claire cary

Need a simple appetizer to feed a group? These BBQ cauliflower wings are the perfect crowd pleasing recipe that are easy to make, naturally vegan and full of flavor.
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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 25 mins
Total: 35 mins
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Ingredients

  • 1 medium head cauliflower about 5-6 cups chopped
  • ¾ cup non-dairy milk
  • 1 cup flour I used rice flour, but all purpose works too
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs I used gluten free
  • 12 ounces 1 1/2 cups barbecue sauce

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. 
  • Chop the cauliflower into medium sized florets. 
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the salt, onion, garlic, flour and milk. You want the batter to be thick, but not so thick that the cauliflower won't get properly coated. If it appears too thick, add in an additional 1-2 tbsp of milk to thin it out slightly.
  • Add the cauliflower to the batter and carefully mix to coat each piece. 
  • Toss in the breadcrumbs.
  • Add the cauliflower to a baking tray lined with parchment paper. 
  • Bake for 25 minutes, turn the oven off, then let sit for an additional 5 minutes. This will help make it crispy without burning. The wings should be golden brown. 
  • Remove from the oven and let cool for 5-10 minutes.
  • Add the cauliflower to a bowl and coat with the BBQ sauce. If you don't want them super saucy, start with half the sauce and add more as desired. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Notes

Because of the nature of baked cauliflower, this recipe unfortunately does not store well in the fridge. I suggest making it right before you want to serve it. Once the sauce is added, it slowly loses its crispiness, so it's best fresh! 
I don't have an air fryer, but a few of you have asked about making these wings in an air fryer and I imagine that would work just fine! Follow the directions as written and add the sauce when they come out of the air fryer.
Serving: 1bowl / Calories: 345kcal / Carbohydrates: 50g / Protein: 8.7g / Fat: 2.5g / Fiber: 6.9g / Sugar: 21g

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