Air Fryer Honey Chipotle Faux Cauliflower Wings

Air Fryer Honey Chipotle Cauliflower Wings

Slightly sweet and spicy, serve up these finger-licking Air Fryer Honey Chipotle Cauliflower Wings for a game day appetizer. Air Fryer cauliflower wings are crispy, tender, and packed full of flavor to curb those cravings! These cauliflower wings give you that “chicken” taste without any meat! You can also serve these up for a weeknight meal. 

Cauliflower is a tasty replacement to chicken and this recipe is delicious. The spice is tamed with the sweet honey. The batter offers the flavorful crunch you want from a wing, with a juicy and tender inside! You can easily make this recipe vegan by using a non-dairy milk or even replacing the milk with water and vegan butter. 

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Honey Chipotle Cauliflower Wings

This cauliflower wings recipe is so simple to make. Just make sure you grease your Air Fryer basket and let that batter cook to a nice crunchy consistency just like a chicken wing. Serve with a side of ranch or bleu cheese as the perfect dipping sauce. Grab those napkins, these wings will get your fingers a little sticky, but finger licking good. 

If you want a lot of spice, add in more Adobo peppers and juice. This honey chipotle wings recipe is so versatile you can make these wings fit your taste bud needs. 

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Can You Air Fry Cauliflower 

Yes! Create your batter for dipping your cauliflower, grease your Air Fryer basket well and fry away. It will give you that crispy outside texture with the tender and hearty inside. If you find your florets don’t feel as tender as you would like, just bake for five more minutes at 400 degrees! Pull your florets out, pour your warm honey chipotle sauce over, and serve with a side of ranch! 

 

 

Does Cauliflower Taste Like Chicken 

These honey chipotle cauliflower wings do taste similar to chicken. With the batter and the sauce you pour over, it can cover up the cauliflower flavor. It is a great option if you want more vegetables in your diet or are a vegetarian! I actually like these better, my husband and sons are the chicken wing fanatics– I love cauliflower! 

 

Health Benefits of Cauliflower 

I cook with cauliflower a lot in our home; it is something we love. I wanted to take some time to share some of the health benefits of cauliflower. This veggie is an excellent source of nutrients. 

Low Calories | You will see a lot of low carb diets showcasing cauliflower as an ingredient to use. This gives you an excellent base for pizza crusts, wings, and more to fuel your body without all the heavy carbs. 

Antioxidants | Cauliflower has a great number of antioxidants, which is excellent for your body in so many ways. Protects against heart disease, boost your immunity and can help reduce the risk of illnesses. 

Fiber | An excellent source of fiber comes from this white, hearty vegetable. You will find 3 grams of fiber per cup of cauliflower. High fiber will help keep you feeling full, help your digestive tract and help you to lose weight. 

In the end, cauliflower is a great vegetable to reach for. This recipe is straightforward to make and I think your entire family will love it. 

 

Air Fryer Honey Chipotle Cauliflower Wings

 

Ingredients

1 large head of Cauliflower, broken into big florets

For the Batter
For the Honey Chipotle Sauce

 

 

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Instructions

 

1) In a big bowl combine the flour, garlic powder, smoked paprika, cumin and salt. Mix it well. 

 

2) Slowly add the milk, whisking continuously to form a thick batter. The batter should be like a lump free pancake batter.

3) Add the cauliflower florets into the prepared batter. Mix it well, making sure each floret is evenly coated in the batter.

 

4) Remove florets from the batter and place them on a wire cooling rack, placed over a baking sheet. This will let the excess batter can run off.

 

5) Place a few batter covered florets in a well-greased air fryer basket. Make sure that all the floret are in a single layer and not touching each other.

 

6) Air fry at 370F for 15 minutes.

7) Repeat with the rest of the prepared florets.

8) Meanwhile, in a small blender, combine the ketchup, soy sauce, and the chipotle pepper, with its sauce and blend it into a smooth sauce.

 

9) Pour the prepared sauce in a small saucepan. Add honey, butter and lime juice.

 

10) Heat it over medium heat till it simmers and turns into thick and glossy sauce.

11) Take the air fried cauliflower florets in a large bowl. Pour the warm honey-chipotle sauce over the floret and toss to coat evenly.

 

12) Serve immediately with ranch dressing, carrot and celery sticks.

 

 

Notes

  • Instead of milk, you can use a cup of water to make the batter or even do a half and half thing. We feel using all milk gives a rich and a crisp coating to the cauliflower florets.
  • After the air-frying, if you feel the cauliflowers are not soft enough or are not completely cooked, air fry for another 5 minutes at 400F. Make sure you give a light spray of oil before air frying again.

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Air Fryer Honey Chipotle Faux Cauliflower Wings

Air Fryer Honey Chipotle Faux Cauliflower Wings

Air Fryer cauliflower wings are crispy, tender, and packed full of flavor to curb those cravings!

Ingredients

  • 1 large head of Cauliflower broken into big florets
  • For the Batter:
  • 1 cup of All Purpose Flour
  • 1 cup of Milk
  • 1 teaspoon of Garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon of Smoked Paprika
  • 1 teaspoon of ground Cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of Salt
  • For the Honey Chipotle Sauce:
  • ½ cup of Ketchup
  • ¼ cup of Soy Sauce
  • ¼ cup of Honey
  • 2 Chipotle Pepper + 1 teaspoon of the Adobo Sauce [We got a can of Chipotle peppers in Adobo Sauce]
  • 2 teaspoon of Lime Juice
  • 1 tablespoon of Butter

Instructions

  1. In a big bowl combine the flour, garlic powder, smoked paprika, cumin and salt. Mix it well.
  2. Slowly add the milk, whisking continuously to form a thick batter. The batter should be like a lump free pancake batter.
  3. Add the cauliflower florets into the prepared batter. Mix it well, making sure each floret is evenly coated in the batter.
  4. Remove florets from the batter and place them on a wire cooling rack, placed over a baking sheet. This will let the excess batter can run off.
  5. Place a few batter covered florets in a well-greased air fryer basket. Make sure that all the floret are in a single layer and not touching each other.
  6. Air fry at 370F for 15 minutes.
  7. Repeat with the rest of the prepared florets.
  8. Meanwhile, in a small blender, combine the ketchup, soy sauce, and the chipotle pepper, with its sauce and blend it into a smooth sauce.
  9. Pour the prepared sauce in a small saucepan. Add honey, butter and lime juice.
  10. Heat it over medium heat till it simmers and turns into thick and glossy sauce.
  11. Take the air fried cauliflower florets in a large bowl. Pour the warm honey-chipotle sauce over the floret and toss to coat evenly.
  12. Serve immediately with ranch dressing, carrot and celery sticks.

Notes

Instead of milk you can use a cup of water to make the batter or even do a half and half thing. But we feel using all milk gives a rich and a crisp coating to the cauliflower florets. After the air-frying, if you feel the cauliflowers are not soft enough or are not completely cooked, air fry for another 5 minutes at 400F. Make sure you give a light spray of oil before air frying again.

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