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Baked BBQ Cauliflower Wings

Baked BBQ Cauliflower Wings

These Baked BBQ Cauliflower Wings are so easy to make and such an impressive snack! You can even make them into a whole meal by serving them over rice and veggies.
Course Snacks
Cuisine American, Vegan
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 362kcal
Author Bianca Haun | Elephantastic Vegan


  • 1 head cauliflower
  • fresh parsley to sprinkle on top


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika powder
  • 1 cup water


  • 1 cup fine breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup panko flakes
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoons paprika powder
  • 1/2 teaspoons salt


  • 1/2 cup smoky BBQ sauce **
  • water to thin out the sauce (I used 1/4 cup)


  • Break the cauliflower in florets and wash them.
  • For the batter: In a bowl, combine the flour, salt, and paprika powder. Add water and whisk until it's a smooth batter.*
  • For the breading: Combine all the ingredients listed above for the breading in a bowl. 
  • Preheat the oven to 400°F/200°C.
  • Dip the cauliflower florets in the batter, then in the breading (make sure they are coated well), place them on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.
  • Once you have the tray full of cauliflower wings, bake them for 20 to 25 minutes until crispy, flipping them once halfway through. You might have to use a second tray to fit in all the cauliflower wings.
  • Thin out the BBQ sauce with water. Then add the baked cauliflower wings. Carefully shake to coat them. Sprinkle with fresh parsley and enjoy!


*You can adjust the consistency of the batter by adding more flour if it's too thin and more water if it's too thick. Ideally, it should be between a crepe (thin batter) and a pancake batter (thick batter).
**Make sure you're using a good BBQ sauce that you like. I prefer a smoky BBQ sauce over sweet ones. Also, check the ingredients because some BBQ sauces are made with honey.


Calories: 362kcal | Carbohydrates: 73g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1103mg | Potassium: 614mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 265IU | Vitamin C: 70mg | Calcium: 111mg | Iron: 4mg