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Air Fryer Vegan Cauliflower Wings

Air Fryer Vegan Cauliflower Wings

Air Fryer Vegan Cauliflower Wings --Air Fryer Vegan Cauliflower Wings are a healthier, gluten-free alternative to traditional wings. They are crispy on the outside and tender inside with just enough spice to satisfy your taste buds without being overwhelming. The secret ingredient is the teriyaki sauce that lends this dish that perfect cheesy flavor! Now you can have all of the deliciousness of wings without any of the guilt! These Air Fryer Vegan Cauliflower Wings will be loved by both vegans and non-vegans alike!

Course Appetizer, Appetizers, Side Dish, Vegeable
Cuisine American
Keyword Air Fryer Cauliflower Teriyaki Wings, Air Fryer Easy, Air Fryer Easy Meals, Air Fryer Easy Recipes, Vegetables
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Sauce Preparation 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 123 kcal


  • 1 large  cauliflower head
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour (regular or gluten-free)
  • 1 cup dairy free milk (soy, oat or even regular)
  • 1 cup pankobreadcrumbs (you can substitute for gluten free option, if needed)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Teriayki Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup soy sauce, regular or reduced sodium
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 4 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated
  • 2 tablespoons agave
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon seasme seeds, for garnish
  • 2 stalks green onions, diced


  1. Start by peeling and mincing your garlic and ginger.

  2. Then mix your soy sauce, brown sugar, agave, sesame oil, minced garlic, and minced ginger in a medium-sized bowl. Mix until well combined. Set aside

  3. Cut your cauliflower into bite-size florets. Then rinse, wash and drain. Add the seasoning (garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper) to your flour and mix until well combined. Make your batter by adding your milk to the seasoned flour and whisk until smooth.

  4. Dip each cauliflower floret in the batter, let the access batter drip off and then dip it in the panko crumbs, making sure it's fully covered.

  5. Bring a medium-size pot to medium-high heat and add the teriyaki sauce. Bring to a boil and reduce the heat to medium-low. Let it simmer for about five more minutes until the teriyaki sauce has thickened. Make sure to keep stirring so the sauce doesn't burn. Then remove from the heat and let it cool off.

  6. Put your cauliflower wings in the air fryer, make sure that each wing has a tiny space, and don't touch each other. Heat your air fryer to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and cook for 8 minutes. Make sure to flip them over halfway. Add two additional minutes if you like them crispier. But make sure the panko crumbs don't burn.

  7. Dip each wing in the teriyaki sauce and let them access sauce drain off. Sprinkle the sesame seeds and scallions over your wings.

  8. Plate, serve, and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Vegan Cauliflower Wings
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 123 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Sodium 296mg13%
Potassium 39mg1%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 21g23%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 1IU0%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 19mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.