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Sticky Chili Cauliflower Wings [Vegan]

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These sticky chili wings are just like the ones you'd get from a bar, except healthier because they're made with cauliflower florets! Make the sauce with five simple ingredients, dip the florets in, and then bake to seal in the deliciousness. The rich orange flavor is enough to satisfy, but feel free to serve these with vegan Ranch or mayo, as well!

Sticky Chili Cauliflower Wings [Vegan]

This Recipe is :

Dairy Free Vegan


For the Wings:

  • 1 medium cauliflower

For the Batter:

  • 6 tablespoons water
  • 4 tablespoons chickpea flour
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste

For the Chilli Orange Sauce:

  • Juice and zest from 1 orange
  • 1 tablespoon chili sauce
  • 2 Medjool dates
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce


  1. Heat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Cut the cauliflower into bite-size florets.
  3. Combine the batter ingredients in a mixing bowl. You want it to be quite thick to stick to the cauliflower, so adjust with flour and water until you have a consistency you’re happy with.
  4. Line a baking tray with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
  5. Dip each floret into the batter, coat completely, allow any excess to drip off then place on the tray. Cook in the oven for 20 minutes.
  6. While the wings are cooking, make the sauce. Put all the sauce ingredients in a saucepan and cook on a medium heat for about 12 minutes. Use a potato masher to break down the dates as it’s cooking. You want to end up with a thick, sticky sauce.
  7. After the wings have cooked for 20 minutes, remove them from the oven. Carefully tip them into the sauce and gently mix until they are all coated. Put them back on the oven tray using a spoon and cook for 5 more minutes.





Delicious, yet simple whole foods recipes that will make you feel like a pro chef. Laura Hemmington writes for a small publishing house in London and is the blogger and creator of The Whole Ingredient, where you can find delicious yet simple whole food recipes. When not in the kitchen or immersed in a notebook, she can be found seeking out nature and history across the capital, and in the vegan-friendly establishments that she finds along the way.



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Cristina Palma
1 Years Ago

One question: while is cooking in the oven we leave the same temperature? 400f

Cristina Palma
1 Years Ago

Mmmm... it looks delicious I will try it today!:)

1 Years Ago

I really like how this is a fat free recipe and using dates to sweeten the sauce is genius. However if using dried dates I recommend soaking them beforehand and using a blender to really get the sauce smooth. I was crushing mine in the pot and I still had chunks of dates in the sauce at the end. Overall, a tasty recipe!

1 Years Ago

Thanks so much Laura, have been waiting for this recipe, can\'t wait to make it. Much appreciated.

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Andrea Neilson!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Kyle Buehring
22 Sep 2016

Damn that looks good!

Cynthia Lopez
22 Sep 2016

Right?? Perfect "bar food" for the game too!!

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1 Years Ago

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