Lemon Pepper Cauliflower Wings

Lemon Pepper Cauliflower Wings

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Adjust Servings:
1 head of Cauliflower
1 cup All-Purpose Flour
1.5 cups (Soy/Almond) Milk
2 teaspoons Garlic Powder
2 teaspoons Onion Powder
1 teaspoon Smoked Paprika Powder
0.5 teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Lemon Pepper Seasoning
1 Lemon
1 cup Breadcrumbs
0.6 cup melted (Vegan) Butter
3 teaspoons Lemon Pepper Seasoning
Vegan Ranch Dip
0.5 cup Vegan Mayonnaise
2 tablespoons (Soy/Almond) Milk
2 tablespoons sweet Pickle Juice
0.5 teaspoon Garlic Powder
1 tablespoon, chopped Parsley

Lemon Pepper Cauliflower Wings

Baked crispy cauli wings!

  • 80 minutes
  • Serves 4
  • Medium


  • Vegan Ranch Dip



Crispy baked, lemon and pepper spiced cauliflower wings that are perfect for a party!

What’s better than eating finger foods while watching sports?

I know that chicken wings are a crowd favorite, however, once you’ve tried cauliflower wings you may pivot over to the veggie side!

These wings are packed with flavor, crispy, filling and so fun to eat.

It’s a total game changer and you can eat it all in one bite!

Not only are these vegetarian and vegan friendly but they are baked instead of fried.

With this method, the cauliflower wings still come out crispy on the outside and soft and juicy on the inside!

Lemon pepper seasoning is what my family likes but this recipe can also be converted to BBQ or classic Buffalo!

So why are cauliflower wings all the rage these days?

For one, this technically “unhealthy” food is made healthier by using cauliflower as it’s packed with fiber and vitamins.

Cauliflower make for a great “wing” shape, are so easy to make, and the vegetable can take on any seasoning that you like.

To make the “wing” shape, I like using the whole cauliflower, this includes the stem!

The stem has added nutrients and you will be left with much less food waste.

Yes, cauliflower is so versatile!


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Make the Dredge Batter

First, preheat your oven to 400°F.

Wash and cut your cauliflower into 'wing' size and shape.

I like to include as much of the stalk as possible to not waste any of the vegetable and it will also resemble a chicken drum/wing.

Keep the pieces bigger rather than smaller.

To make the batter, add the flour, onion powder, garlic powder, smoked paprika, salt, lemon pepper, and the zest of 1 lemon to a bowl and mix to combine.

Next, add the milk and whisk well until the batter is lump free.


Dredge and Coat The Cauli Wings

Working in batches, coat the cauli wings with the wet dredge and shake off any excess.

Next, coat them with the breadcrumbs and shake off the excess then place them on a parchment lined baking sheet.


Bake The Cauli Wings

Allow a bit of space in between each cauli wing on the baking sheet.

Bake the cauli wings at 400°F for 30 minutes then using togs, carefully flip the wings and bake again for another 20 minutes until both sides are crispy and browned.


Toss the Cauli Wings in the Lemon Pepper Sauce

After the cauli wings have baked, make the lemon pepper sauce.

Melt the butter in a small sauce pan or your microwave for about 20-30 seconds then add the lemon pepper seasoning.

Add the lemon pepper sauce to a big bowl then add a few of the cauli wings and lightly coat the wings then place them back on the parchment-lined baking sheet.

Bake the wings once more for 7-10 minutes at 420°F.


Make The Vegan Ranch Dip

While the cauli wings are finishing baking, make the vegan ranch dipping sauce.

In a small bowl, combine the vegan mayo, soy or almond milk, sweet pickle juice, garlic powder and fresh parsley.



Once the cauli wings are done, allow them to cool a few minutes on the baking sheet before serving them on a platter or large plate with your dipping sauce.

I recommend eating them the same day.


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Wow! Perfect timing, my wife and I just watched the documentary “What the Health” on Netflix. This recipe is perfect for someone with the munchies, but wants to watch what they are putting in their body. Really appreciate you putting together these healthy alternatives so we can live a cleaner lifestyle!
Can’t wait to hit the market and get some fresh ingredients for this Super Bowl Sunday Cauli-wings!

This was sooo sooo good! Thanks for my favorite treat! The fresh lemon peel was the best idea made the cauliflower taste like the real thing!

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