Easy Buffalo Cauliflower Wings

buffalo cauliflower
This post was sponsored by El Yucateco. All opinions are my own.

Cauliflower buffalo wings have been on the rise for some time now. There are so many ways to prepare this dish and even more ways to enjoy it.

Whether you’re looking for the perfect game day appetizer with a kick, or something to wow your family with throughout the week – these buffalo cauliflower bites are just what you need.

buffalo cauliflower recipe

Cauliflower is a great vegetarian/vegan option for party guests who prefer a meatless dish. They’re also an exciting way to mix things up a bit. With only a handful of ingredients and a few minutes in the deep fryer, or oven – you can have these prepared in no time at all.

This is the perfect buffalo cauliflower recipe for beginners. Although this particular recipe calls for fried cauliflower, you can pop them into the oven once they’re nice and coated, if you prefer. Either way, they turn out nice and crispy!

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What Do You Need To Make Buffalo Cauliflower?

You only need a few ingredients. Most of which you may already have on hand.

-Almond milk (or your milk of preference – I prefer plant-based)
-All-purpose flour
-Onion powder
-Garlic powder
-Bread crumbs
El Yucateco Hot Sauce

What Hot Sauce Is Best For Buffalo Cauliflower?

You really want to go with a quality, flavorful brand of hot sauce. Aside from the extra crispy texture, the cauliflower gives – the hot sauce is truly the highlight!

El Yucateco is EVERYONE’s hot sauce – not just a Mexican Hot Sauce. El Yucateco is the #1 habanero sauce in the US and ranks in the top 10 of all hot sauces in the States.

buffalo cauliflower bites

El Yucateco’s sauces are made from the whole fruit of the pepper, they are non-vinegar based and they don’t use capsaicin extract.

Plus, if you haven’t tried it, go to www.shopelyucateco.com to find out how you can get a FREE bottle. If you’re already a fan, refer a friend!

How Do You Make Buffalo Cauliflower?

Preparing the cauliflower is super easy. As I mentioned above, with only a handful of ingredients (that you may already have), you’ll be enjoying this recipe in no time. 

You can purchase cauliflower whole, or already chopped at your local grocery store.

Once your cauliflower is chopped into bite-sized pieces, you’ll want to coat them with a batter made of your choice of milk, flour, onion powder, garlic powder and salt.

Then you’ll coat the battered cauliflower with bread crumbs.

Once your oil heats up, you’ll fry them for about 5-7 minutes, until they’re golden brown in color.

Easy Buffalo Cauliflower Wings
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Easy Buffalo Cauliflower Wings

Yield: 4-6

Author: Torche’ Nash
Prep time: 15 MinCook time: 10 MinTotal time: 25 Min
The best, quick and easy buffalo cauliflower wings.




  1. Preheat vegetable oil in a deep fryer to 350 degrees F. Melt a whole stick of butter.
  2. Wash and cut cauliflower into bite-sized pieces.
  3. In a large bowl, add flour, seasonings and almond milk. Whisk until combined.
  4. In a separate bowl, pour breadcrumbs.
  5. Add the cauliflower pieces to the first bowl with the batter. Using a wooden spoon, toss the cauliflower until all pieces are nicely coated.
  6. Then take each piece, one by one – and roll it into the bowl with breadcrumbs until it’s nicely coated.
  7. Using the deep fryer, fill the basket evenly. You may have several batches. You don’t want them to go into the basket on top of each other. ONE layer only.
  8. Dip the cauliflower into the hot oil for 5 to 7 minutes, or until the cauliflower is golden in color.
  9. Dump the cauliflower onto a paper towel to rid any excess oil.
  10. Take the melted butter and hot sauce into another bowl and whisk.
  11. In another large bowl, pour fried cauliflower into the bowl, drizzle with hot sauce and lightly toss until each piece of cauliflower is coated with sauce.
  12. You can add as much you’d like, or less.
  13. Serve with your favorite sides and dipping sauce. Enjoy!
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