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Gluten-Free Lemon & Pepper Cauliflower Wings

Gluten-Free Lemon & Pepper Cauliflower Wings

These Gluten-Free Lemon & Pepper Cauliflower Wings are absolutely divine! They’re coated in a sweet and spicy lemon peppery sauce – just pure perfection!

Now, this recipe was inspired by the classic salt and pepper chicken wings. So, today I made a vegan version made with – cauliflower.

Oh, these taste just as good as they look. YOU NEED to try them now!

Gluten-Free Lemon & Pepper Cauliflower Wings

Let’s get right into these Gluten-Free Lemon & Pepper Cauliflower Wings. First you will need to bathe the cauliflower wings onto a batter, then bake.

In the meantime, a sauce is made to glaze the baked wings. Then they are baked again. So yum and extra crunch and deliciousness.

You can top the cauliflower wings with anything you like – I opted for sesame seeds and diced coriander!

Enjoy them as the main event, as a side dish or even a snack haha!

Do let me know how you found these Gluten-Free Lemon & Pepper Cauliflower Wings if you do try them though! And if there was anything you tried or something that worked better…Do drop me a comment below, or you can find me/message me directly on Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, or Facebook! I love seeing what my lovely readers think of my recipes!

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More Vegan Cauliflower Recipes:

1. Thai Spiced Baked Cauliflower Wings
2. Sticky Gluten-Free Pomegranate Glazed Cauliflower Wings
3. Gluten-Free Vegan Cauliflower Crusted Pizza

Gluten-Free Lemon & Pepper Cauliflower Wings

Gluten-Free Lemon & Pepper Cauliflower Wings

These Lemon Pepper Cauliflower Wings are absolutely divine veggie wings! They're coated in a sweet and spicy lemon peppery sauce and are the perfect game day snack for vegans!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 112 kcal


  • Cauliflower Wings:
  • 1 medium head cauliflower if using a large head you may need to double the batter and sauce quantities
  • ¾ cup/96g of all-purpose gluten-free flour
  • ¾ cup/250g of unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1 cup/125g crispy gluten-free breadcrumbs seasoned with salt & pepper and 1 teaspoon lemon pepper seasoning
  • chopped parsley and freshly grated lemon zest for garnish
  • Lemon Pepper Glaze:
  • 7 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 4 tablespoons maple syrup or agave nectar
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 lemon zested
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch + 1 teaspoon water mix together separately from the rest of ingredients in a small bowl for a cornstarch slur


  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F/230 degrees C.
  • Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with a silicone baking sheet or greased foil. Using a knife, remove florets from the cauliflower (aka cut off the leaves and don't use the stems). Chop the cauliflower into smaller pieces to resemble the size of the wings.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk the gluten-free flour, 1/2 tsp of salt almond milk, and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and the black pepper seasoning in a bowl to make the batter. If the batter is too thick, feel free to thin it out with some more milk and vice versa. In a separate bowl, place the breadcrumbs. Line it up beside the batter bowl.
  • Toss the cauliflower in the batter mixture (you can add them all at once), using a spatula or spoon to coat them all. Transfer them to the breadcrumbs (you can do this in two or three batches) to coat completely, then place onto the baking sheet, giving each wing enough space. Repeat until all of the wings are coated.
  • Bake for about 20 minutes. Just ensure your oven is completely preheated and hot.
  • While baking, prepare the ingredients for the sauce by heating & whisking all the sauce ingredients together When hot, add the cornflour water mix and mix again. It should thicken. Take off the heat.
  • Remove the wings from the oven once baked.
  • Toss the wings in the sauce then using tongs or a spoon, remove and place back on the baking sheet. Bake for another 5 minutes for the sauce to soak into the wings. Take them off from oven and, and garnish with parsley/cilantro and freshly grated lemon zest. Eat immediately.


Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days!
Reheat in the oven.


Calories: 112kcal
Keyword cauliflower, crispy, glutenfree, lemonade, pepper, vegan, wings
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