I love this recipe because it is fairly simply to make and tastes so good! I got the recipe from Lindsay Nixon’s Happy Herbivore email newsletter. She emailed out a whole bunch of Super Bowl recipes around Super Bowl Sunday, so when we were invited to a party at my brother’s I knew I had to give it a try. Everyone loved it! I doubled the recipe and made a whole tray and it was gone in no time.
|Cauliflower Hot Wings|| || |
- 1 head cauliflower (cut into florets)
- 1 ½ c plain nondairy milk
- 1 ½ c plus 1 tbsp chickpea flour
- 3 tbsp nutritional yeast
- 2 tbsp onion powder
- 2 tbsp of garlic powder
- cayenne pepper, to taste
- 2 tbsp cashew cream or non-dairy yogurt
- ⅔ c Frank's RedHot Original Cayenne Pepper Sauce (not the wing sauce)
- Preheat oven to 450F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Whisk nondairy milk, flour, nutritional yeast, onion and garlic powder, and cayenne pepper to a thick pancake like batter.
- Dip florets into batter, and place on baking sheet. (If your cauliflower head is huge you may need to double the batter and wing sauce.)
- Bake for 25 minutes, until golden brown, crispy, and fork-tender inside.
- Meanwhile, whisk cashew cream (or yogurt) with Frank's and a few dashes of garlic powder.
- Toss baked florets with hot sauce mixture until coated. SERVE!
The recipe is also available in her Happy Herbivore Holidays & Gatherings cookbook. I really like her cookbooks because the recipes are fairly simple with basic ingredients, but with a while lot of taste! There hasn’t been one recipe that I didn’t like from one of her cookbooks.
A few notes about the recipe:
- make sure you use Frank’s RedHot Original Cayenne Pepper Sauce which has minimal ingredients: aged cayenne red peppers, distilled vinegar, water, salt, and garlic powder. It tastes and smells so good! The second I smelled it, my mind remembered eating hot wings in college!
- I was unable to find plain non-dairy yogurt so I used cashew cream sauce that Anthony made with a 1/2 cup of cashews and a 1/2 cup of water in a high powered blender.
- I like to bake the cauliflower on parchment paper to help make cleaning up easier.
The different stages of cooking the wings: