Air Fryer Cauliflower Hot Wings

  • 20MINS
  • 20MINS
  • Serves 4
  • 154KCAL

These Cauliflower Hot Wings will be your new favourite thing to cook in your air fryer! Crispy, spicy and slimming friendly, they’re a delicious veggie snack.

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories154
  • Carbs27g
  • Protein5.9g
  • Fat2.2g
  • Saturates0.6g
  • Sugars11g

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Dipped in hot sauce and cooked until they’re crispy, these Air Fryer Cauliflower Wings are a slimming friendly, savoury snack and a total crowd pleaser. 

Bring them out for buffets, before a main course, or any time you’re feeling a bit peckish. Our recipe even includes a delicious, creamy yoghurt dip, perfect for snacking. 

A little bit of effort is required to get these just right – you’ll need to open the air fryer a couple of times to add the breadcrumbs and the hot sauce – but we promise it’s worth it. 

We’ve used dairy free milk and yoghurt alternatives to keep this recipe vegan, but you can switch them out for dairy if you prefer. 

You can also make this recipe in the oven if you don’t have an air fryer. 

What diets is this Air Fryer Cauliflower Hot Wings recipe suitable for?

This Air Fryer Cauliflower Hot Wings recipe is vegan, and suitable for anyone on a dairy free diet. 

It can be made gluten free as long as you swap the following ingredients for gluten free alternatives:

  • Self raising flour
  • Panko breadcrumbs

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Air Fryer Cauliflower Hot Wings recipe?

  • If you’re on WW Green you need to count 4 Points per portion of this Air Fryer Cauliflower Hot Wings recipe.
  • If you’re on WW Blue you need to count 3 Points per portion of this Air Fryer Cauliflower Hot Wings recipe.
  • If you’re on WW Purple you need to count 3 Points per portion of this Air Fryer Cauliflower Hot Wings recipe.

Do you need any special ingredients to make Air Fryer Cauliflower Hot Wings?

You don’t need anything special to make these Air Fryer Cauliflower Hot Wings. Everything you need can be picked up in your usual supermarket.

You will need an air fryer like one of these:

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We made this recipe in a Ninja Foodi air fryer like this one. 

A budget friendly version like this one will also work well. 

How many calories are in these Air Fryer Cauliflower Hot Wings?

There are 154 calories per portion in this Air Fryer Cauliflower Hot Wings recipe, which means it falls into our Everyday Light recipe category. If you’re counting calories or following one of the popular diet plans like Weight Watchers, this recipe fits in perfectly!

NHS guidelines suggest men should aim for 2,500 calories per day to maintain a healthy body weight, and women require around 2000 calories. Each person has different calorie requirements depending on their goal, so you may want to adjust your daily calorie intake according to your own personal goal.

Step 1

Preheat the air fryer to 180ºC. Cut a piece of greaseproof paper to fit inside your air fryer basket and leave to one side.

Step 2

In a mixing bowl, combine the smoked paprika, chilli powder, onion granules, garlic granules, cumin and mustard powder. Add the flour, salt and pepper and pour in the coconut milk. Whisk until smooth and combined.

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Step 3

Dip each cauliflower floret into the batter allowing any excess to drip off. Lay onto the greaseproof paper. Once you have dipped your cauliflower florets, lift the sheet of greaseproof paper into your air fryer and cook for 7 minutes.

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Step 4

After 7 minutes, spray the cauliflower with low calorie cooking spray and sprinkle over the panko breadcrumbs. Cook for another 7 minutes.

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Step 5

In a small bowl, combine the hot sauce ingredients. When the cauliflower has cooked, dip the florets into the hot sauce turning to coat. Place the florets back into the air fryer dipping into any of the panko breadcrumbs on the paper. Cook for another 6 minutes.

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Step 6

While the cauliflower finishes cooking, make the dip. Mix the yoghurt and Sriracha together. Serve the cauliflower wings with the dip.

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What could I serve with these Air Fryer Cauliflower Hot Wings?

This Air Fryer Cauliflower Hot Wings recipe includes a delicious Sriracha and dairy free yoghurt dip. You can enjoy this dish on its own as a light snack, or add it on the side of any of these dishes:

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How do you know when Air Fryer Cauliflower Hot Wings are cooked?

The Air Fryer Cauliflower Hot Wings are cooked when they are golden brown and crunchy. This should take about 20 minutes in the air fryer. 

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe. 

How long can you keep Air Fryer Cauliflower Hot Wings in the fridge?

These Air Fryer Cauliflower Hot Wings are best served and enjoyed immediately. Once you’ve served this recipe, you’ll ideally need to eat it within 4 hours.

You can store any leftover Air Fryer Cauliflower Hot Wings in the fridge for up to 2 days. Make sure that you allow them to cool before putting them into an airtight container. 

Can I freeze Air Fryer Cauliflower Hot Wings?

Because this recipe is made with fresh veggies, we don’t recommend that you freeze it. This dish tastes best when it’s freshly made as it could go soggy if frozen and reheated. 

How do I reheat Air Fryer Cauliflower Hot Wings?

These Air Fryer Cauliflower Hot Wings can be reheated from chilled. Simply pop them onto an oven tray and reheat in the oven until they are piping hot and crispy. 

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Air Fryer Cauliflower Hot Wings

These Cauliflower Hot Wings will be your new favourite thing to cook in your air fryer! Crispy, spicy and slimming friendly, they’re a delicious veggie snack.
  • Prep Time
    20 MINS
  • Cook Time
    20 MINS
  • KCals 154
  • Carbs 27G
  • WW Points:
  • Updating soon

Ingredients

  • 400 g cauliflower cut into bitesize florets
  • 100 ml dairy free coconut milk alternative
  • 50 g self raising flour
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion granules
  • 1/2 tsp garlic granules
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp mustard powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 10 g panko breadcrumbs
  • low calorie cooking spray

For the hot sauce

  • 2 tbsp Sriracha sauce
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp rice vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder

For the dip

  • 4 tbsp dairy free yoghurt
  • 1 tsp Sriracha sauce

Mixing bowl

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air fryer

greaseproof paper

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Instructions

  1. Pre-heat the air fryer to 180ºC. Cut a piece of greaseproof paper to fit inside your air fryer basket and leave to one side.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the smoked paprika, chilli powder, onion granules, garlic granules, cumin and mustard powder. Add the flour, salt and pepper and pour in the coconut milk. Whisk until smooth and combined.
  3. Dip each cauliflower floret into the batter allowing any excess to drip off. Lay onto the greaseproof paper. Once you have dipped your cauliflower florets, lift the sheet of greaseproof paper into your air fryer and cook for 7 minutes.
  4. After 7 minutes, spray the cauliflower with low calorie cooking spray and sprinkle over the panko breadcrumbs. Cook for another 7 minutes.
  5. In a small bowl, combine the hot sauce ingredients. When the cauliflower has cooked, dip the florets into the hot sauce turning to coat. Place the florets back into the air fryer dipping into any of the panko breadcrumbs on the paper. Cook for another 6 minutes.
  6. While the cauliflower finishes cooking, make the dip. Mix the yoghurt and Sriracha together. Serve the cauliflower wings with the dip.

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