Sesame coated cauliflower wings – vegan recipe

I feel like i have said this for so many of my posts recently, but cauliflower wings is something i have craved and wanted to make since Christmas when my step dad made them. Cauliflower isn’t the cheapest vegetable so i often don’t buy it, but as i bought the huge *2,5kg frozen cauliflower i realised…. i could make all the cauliflower wings i wanted! And other cauliflower dishes…. i am thinking maybe a cauliflower pizza, a chickpea and cauliflower curry, lots of roasted cauliflower, maybe some cauliflower mash….. So many different recipes i can make and try – but i am pretty sure atleast half the bag will go towards making cauliflower wings because they are so good.

(How many times can i write cauliflower? 10 times in just the above section ;);))


I do have a similar recipe for these in my ebook HERE, (however they were a sweet and sour cauliflower wing recipe – which are sooo good!) so not so sure whether i want to share the recipe or not…. it feels unfair when people have paid for my ebook and then a recipe ends up being given away for free….. however, as you can pretty much google cauliflower wings and find lots of different recipes i guess it is not really giving anything away. Also, my ebook is based on nutrition information and guidance and not really a recipe ebook. Instead the recipes were more like a “Bonus” but not the main thing. And well, none of the other recipes have been shared here, and this is a slightly different recipe!


So… if you don’t already know how to make sesame roasted cauliflower wings – here you go 🙂


Either 1/2 fresh cauliflower or use as much frozen cauliflower that you deforst – preferably overnight in the fridge, though you can defrost in the microwave as well.

Dry ingredients:
C.a 2dl flour (around 130g)

Salt & seaosning such as paprika or garlic powder

Nutritional yeast

C.a 235ml water (you don’t need exact measurement.)

For the sauce:

C.a 3tbs soy sauce

c.a 2 tbs stevia ketchup alt. tomato sauce/paste

Garlic and ginger

c.a 1tsb rice vinegar

Pinch of sugar if necessary

&Sesame seeds to coat


How to:

Preheat oven to 225degrees celsius & place baking paper in 1-2 pans, depending on how many wings you are making.

Begin by either defrosting the frozen cauliflower, or cutting the fresh cauliflower into smaller florets.

In one mixing bowl, mix together the dry ingredients i.e flour & seasoning. Then begin to add the water until you reach a pancake batter like consistency. Not too thick, but not too watery.

Then begin to dip the cauliflower florets into the mix so that they are covered – but not drenched in the mix. Shakre off the excess batter before placing on the baking pan.

Do that with all the cauliflower florets – leaving space between them on the baking pans.

Begin baking the cauliflower wings for c.a 20 minutes before flipping the cauliflower and baking for another 5-10 minutes.

In the meantime, begin to mix together the ingredients for the sauce. If using fresh garlic and ginger you may want to mix everything together in a pot and bring to the boil to enhance the flavours. Otherwise you can just mix everything together and have a cold sauce. The sauce should be thick so that it will stick to the cauliflower, but not so thick that it is clumpy….. add a little water or extra soy sauce or other ingredient to get the right taste according to your preferences.

When the cauliflower has done baking, take them out of the oven and allow to cool for 2-3 minutes before you dip them in the sauce and then place onto the baking pan again. Bake in the oven again for another 2-4 minutes until done! Note! Can cover in sesame seeds before baking for the last time, or cover once they have finished baking!

Serve and eat warm! They don’t last so great in the fridge!!


This is one of the foods/recipes i love, but don’t make so often because i often find it takes a little too many dishes and time to make. But whenever i do make these “wings” i am so glad i did!! I just wish they would last better in the fridge so that i could make a huge batch of them, but usually i just make one serving or for 1-2 meals because if you keep them for longer they will just turn slightly soggy and not as good.

If you want more cauliflower wings recipes, then check out hot for food – they have the best cauliflower wings recipes!


10 Comments Add yours

  1. bingingonabudget says:

    Wow these look incredible, I can’t wait to try them. I’ve recently started experimenting with cauliflower and tried a cauliflower stir fry last month that turned out excellent. Thanks for sharing!


    1. Sounds delicious! Chickpea and cauliflower curry is delicious 🙂


  2. carol says:

    These look so good! I love cauliflower and really want to try this 🙂 They are actually very cheap to buy here but I can`t say I have ever done a lot with them except just plain boil them, but this recipe looks fairly easy.
    Do you think you could share how you make a cauliflower pizza base sometime?


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