Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower Wings

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Soft and tender on the inside with a crispy exterior, these Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower Wings are the perfect spicy snack for any occasion.

A few years ago, (way before Covid and masks was a thing), the hubby and I had gone out with some friends to a bar.  They had buffalo cauliflower wings there which for me was a relatively new thing.  I definitely fell in love at first bite.  I have this addiction to spice and those wings definitely hit the target.  But each bite was crispy and tender at the same time which was a wonder to me.

I spent the last few years trying to get that texture and I’m happy to report I finally have!  The trick is in the batter.  You have to make a thick batter of flour, milk, and water.  Of course I add in a few seasonings to balance out the spicy buffalo sauce.  The other trick, to air fry it a few times.  Ok I know it sounds tedious but there are different stages to the making this and I promise, it’s worth it.  Honestly, you spend more time waiting for them to cook than doing anything else.

Vegan Cauliflower Wings:
For the batter – use almond or other neutral flavored plant based milk.  A 1:1 ratio works perfectly.
For the buffalo sauce – use coconut oil or vegan butter.

Gluten Free Cauliflower Wings:
Substitute the flour with gluten free flour.  Bob’s Red Mill has a great gluten free blend that you can use.

Looking for more appetizer recipes?  Check out some of my favorites:
Bloody Mary Deviled Eggs
Blistered Shishito Peppers
Avocado Cilantro Lime Dipping Sauce
Cranberry Balsamic Glazed Turkey Meatballs

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I'm Sapna, a foodie, blogger, wife, mom of two beautiful girls, and lover of spices.  I have a background in Nutrition and Dietetics, which I use to incorporate healthy options into all of my recipes.  I love traveling to new places, trying new food, and in turn, creating them in my kitchen to relive the magic. When I'm not in the kitchen, I love curling up with a good book, playing with my munchkins, running, hanging out with friends, and gardening.

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