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Buffalo cauliflower wings with dressing and celery sticks on a white tray.

Buffalo Cauliflower Wings

  • Author: Brittany Mullins
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 4
  • Diet: Vegan


Looking for a healthy game day snack? Try these buffalo cauliflower wings with a creamy cashew dressing. They’re absolutely delicious and easy to whip up. 


  • 1 medium head cauliflower, chopped into bite-size florets
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 Tablespoons avocado oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 cup buffalo style wing sauce*
  • celery, chopped for serving

Cashew Ranch Dressing:

  • 1/2 cup raw cashews (soaked 34 hours or overnight)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons dried dill
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • pinch of black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  2. Add almond flour, water, oil and garlic powder into a large bowl. Stir to combine. Add cauliflower florets and toss to coat.
  3. Spread coating cauliflower onto a baking sheet lined with parchment or sprayed with cooking spray. Don’t skip this step or the cauliflower will stick.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes, tossing once at the 15 minute mark.
  5. Remove pan from oven, pour wing sauce over the cauliflower and toss to coat. Set oven to broil and broil cauliflower for 5-7 minutes.
  6. While cauliflower is roasting, add soaked and drained cashews into a high powered blender or food processor with 1/2 cup water, dill, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper. Blend until smooth.
  7. Serve cauliflower wings with cashew dressing and celery.


* For the wing sauce, I used Steve’s Paleogoods Paleo Chef Wing Sauce, which is gluten-free and refined sugar free and definitely my first choice if you can find it. Tesssemae’s Hot Buffalo Sauce is another brand I would recommend. If you want to try a homemade version, this one is vegan and looks great. If you’re in a pinch, Frank’s Red Hot Wing Sauce also works and is still vegan, just isn’t as clean.

  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 cup cauliflower (without dressing)
  • Calories: 213kcal
  • Sugar: 7g
  • Fat: 14g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Carbohydrates: 17g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Protein: 6g

Keywords: Buffalo Cauliflower Wings

Parchment paper lined with protein balls.


Eating healthy doesn’t have to be boring!