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Baked Spicy and Sweet Cauliflower Wings (Gluten-Free)

This Gluten free Baked Sticky Honey Sriracha Cauliflower wings are baked and not fried making it a perfect healthy snack, appetizer or as a side.
4.93 from 13 votes
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Course: Appetizer, Gluten Free, Main Course, Snacks, Vegan
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Baked, Cauliflower, Game Day Recipes, Gluten Free, PartyFood, Vegetables
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 4 people
Author: Renu Agrawal-Dongre



  • 1 head of Cauliflower approx. 3 cups of florets
  • 1 Cup Milk Vegan can use milk substitutions or even water will do
  • 1/2 Cup Rice Flour (All Purpose Flour/ Maida will work too - But for Gluten tolerant)
  • 2 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin powder
  • 1 tsp Paprika or Chili powder
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • ¼ tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 Cup Breadcrumbs (I used my homemade, store bought is also fine and one can use gluten free bread)
  • 1 tbsp Oil for spraying or drizzling

For the sauce:

  • 1/3 Cup Honey / Maple Syrup / Powdered Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Sriracha - Red Chilly sauce can be replaced with Sriracha
  • 1/4 Cup Ketchup
  • 1 tbsp Sesame seeds optional


  • Preheat the oven to 180 C. Line a baking tray with Parchment paper.
  • In the mean time, wash and cut Cauliflower into bite size pieces or florets.
    Cauliflower Florets
  • Drain and remove any excess water. Pat dry the cauliflower on a clean kitchen towel.
  • Mix Rice flour, Garlic powder, cumin powder, paprika, salt and black pepper.
    The Spice Mix for Buffalo Wings or Cauliflower Wings
  • Add in the milk slowly and make a lump free batter
    Batter For Spice Mix for Cauliflower Wings
  • Place the breadcrumbs in another bowl.
    Bread Crumbs
  • Dip each floret or a batch of 4-5 florets in cauliflower , shake off the excess batter.
  • Dip the florets in the breadcrumbs.
  • Roll the breadcrumbs all over and line it on the parchment paper.
    Coating of mix along with bread crumbs, ready to be baked
  • Bake it until crispy and golden, turning in between. For me it took around 45 minutes, It depends on your oven, so do keep an eye after 30-35 minutes.
  • Alternatively one can even deep fry until golden on medium.
  • Once baked, in a large bowl, Add the sweetener, sriracha, and ketchup and give it a quick mix.
  • Remove cauliflower wings from oven and coat the sauce.
  • Sprinkle with sesame seeds if desired. Enjoy


  • 1 Cup = 240 ml, 1 tbsp = 15 ml, 1 tsp = 5 ml (Standard US Cup size)
  • A tip - Use one hand or one spoon to dip the cauliflower in the wet batter and using your other hand coat/spoon it with breadcrumbs. This keeps the breadcrumbs dry and not get messy.
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