Vegan Cauliflower Hot Wings

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You know what’s hot right now? Cauliflower. What makes it so hot? For starters, it has a goes-with everything flavor and transforms-into-anything texture. But if you really want to heat up a party, toss cauliflower florets with BBQ sauce and bake until crispy. Without a doubt, these vegan cauliflower hot wings will make jaws drop – either from the kick of spicy paprika and smoky tamari, or because you finally told them the wings are purely plant-based. Either way, consider it a win!

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Serves 4
Macros per serving: 248.6 calories | 45.3 g carbs | 1.2 g fat | 17 g protein

Ingredients

1 cup sprouted lentil flour
3 cups chopped tomatoes
4 deglet noor dates or 2 Medjool dates
2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
2 Tbsp. tamari
1 tsp. smoked paprika or chipotle powder
1 tsp. mustard powder
1 cup water
1 head cauliflower, cut into 2-inch florets (keep some of the stems)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F and line baking sheet (or two) with parchment paper.
  2. In a high-speed blender, add all ingredients except cauliflower florets. For easier mixing, add flour and tomatoes to the bottom, closest to the blade. Blend until smooth. Note: The sauce may still be a little bitter in its raw form.
  3. Pour the sauce into a large bowl. Add cauliflower florets and stir to coat florets completely.
  4. Spoon coated florets onto prepared baking sheet in a single layer, so they do not overlap.
  5. Bake 20-25 minutes, or until coating gets crisp.
  6. Let cool before serving.