Air Fryer Cauliflower Buffalo Wings

These crispy cauliflower "wings" are a wonderful vegetarian alternative to a classic Buffalo wing. Just toss them into your air fryer, melt together the simple and spicy sauce, and you're all ready for the big game!


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A close up shot of some orange, sauce covered and fried cauliflower florets!

Prep Time

15 minutes

Cook Time

7 minutes


4 Servings


1 cauliflower (head)
1 cup water
1⁄2 teaspoon salt
1 cup flour, all-purpose
1 teaspoon salt, garlic
1 teaspoon paprika, smoked
1 teaspoon onion powder
1⁄2 teaspoon black pepper (freshly ground)
2 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon vinegar


1. Whisk together the flour, garlic salt, paprika, onion powder, black pepper, and salt in a large bowl. Add the water until a thick batter is formed.

2. Toss the cauliflower florets with the batter, then place in a single layer in the bottom of your Air Fryer. Repeat with the rest of the cauliflower; knowing that you may have to work in two batches depending on the size of your air fryer.

3. Then, place the air fryer tray into the air fryer and set to 7 minutes at 400 degrees F. Let cook, then flip/shake about halfway through cooking.

4. Next, heat the butter, buffalo hot sauce and vinegar over medium heat. Finally, toss with the crispy cauliflower and serve immediately.