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Nashville Hot Cauliflower Wings

10-ingredient vegan appetizer, Nashville hot cauliflower wings with and optional 5-ingredient spicy dipping sauce. Naturally gluten-free, and oil-free.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Oil-free, Vegan
Servings 6 people


  • 1 head cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 1 cup vegan buttermilk (1 cup almond milk & 1 tsp apple cider vinegar)
  • 2 flax eggs (2 tbsp flaxseed meal and 5 tbsp water)
  • 2 cups chickpea flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • ¼ tsp cayenne more for a spicier batter
  • ¼ cup pickle juice

Nashville Hot Sauce

  • ¼ cup vegan butter
  • ¼-3 tsp cayenne to taste
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • ¼ tsp paprika
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder


Nashville Hot Cauliflower Wings

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a small bowl, combine the flaxseed meal and water and allow to sit for 10 minutes until jelled.
  • In another small bow, combine the almond milk and apple cider vinegar. Allow to sit for 10 minutes to form a "buttermilk".
  • In a large bowl combine the chickpea flour, salt, garlic powder, paprika, pepper, and cayenne. Whisk to combine.
  • Add the prepared flaxeggs, vegan buttermilk, and pickle juice to the dry ingredients. Whisk until smooth.
  • Gently dip the cauliflower florets into the batter turning several times to ensure even coating. Place on the prepared baking sheet and continue coating the cauliflower.
  • Bake the cauliflower wings for 20-25 minutes. They are finished once the batter has set and is a light golden-brown color. Allow to cool slightly before serving.

Spicy Dipping Sauce

  • While the cauliflower wings are baking prepare the sauce.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the brown sugar, paprika, garlic powder and desired amount of cayenne.
  • Add the melted vegan butter and whisk to combine. Drizzle over warm cauliflower wings or serve on the side for dipping.
Keyword chickpea flour, easy, flax egg, heat, hot, quick, simple, spicy