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serving tray with crispy air fryer cauliflower wings and other finger foods

Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower Wings (Gluten-Free)


You’re going to love this recipe for crispy Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower Wings that is the perfect appetizer or side dish. This recipe is naturally gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegetarian.


  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup cassava flour (or your choice of flour)
  • 1 head up cauliflower, broken up into florets
  • 1/4 cup marinara sauce or tomato sauce
  • 2 teaspoons hot sauce
  • 1 tablespoon ghee, butter, or vegan butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce


  1. Spray the basket of an air fryer lightly with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Place the eggs and the flour in two separate small bowls.
  3. Then, working one cauliflower floret at a time, dip each floret into the egg mixture and then the flour mixture. Shake off the excess flour and place the coated floret into your air fryer basket. 
  4. Repeat until all of the cauliflower has been coated.
  5. Bake the cauliflower “wings” for 20 minutes at 390 degrees F, turning the florets once during the cooking process.
  6. While the cauliflower is cooking, make your wing sauce by mixing together the marinara sauce, hot sauce, and melted butter or ghee, apple cider vinegar, and Worcestershire sauce in a medium bowl.
  7. When the cauliflower is done cooking, transfer the florets to the bowl with the sauce. Gently toss the cooked cauliflower until the sauce is evenly distributed.
  8. Serve the Buffalo cauliflower wings hot. 


  1. If you are using a regular oven, then place your cauliflower on a baking sheet and bake for 45 minutes at 400 degrees F. Turn the cauliflower once during the cooking process.
  2. Be sure to look for bottled Worcestershire sauce that is made gluten-free.
  3. Cassava flour is a grain-free flour that is great for paleo diets. But, you can also use regular flour or a gluten-free flour blend for this recipe, if you prefer.
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Air Fryer
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian

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