Maple Cauliflower Buffalo Wings

Snacks / Snacks / Sport / Vegetarian Mains

Cauliflower buffalo wings
12 portions


  • 1 head of cauliflower, broken into florets
  • 192g strong white flour
  • 2tsp smoked paprika
  • 2tsp cumin
  • 2tsp ground coriander
  • 280ml buttermilk
  • 100ml full fat milk
  • 2tsp salt
  • 4 tbsp sunflower spread
  • 2tbsp pure Canadian maple syrup (preferably dark syrup for its robust taste)
  • 3 spring onions


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees
  2. Mix together the spices and flour
  3. Add the sunflower spread, maple syrup, milk and buttermilk and mix together until it forms a batter
  4. Coat the cauliflower florets in batter and place on a baking tray lined with lightly oiled baking paper
  5. Bake for 20 minutes until golden brown and slightly catching
  6. Leave for a moment to cool and sprinkle with chopped spring onions or fresh herbs of your choice
  7. Tip: Batter can be made in advance if necessary. If you can’t get buttermilk, mix 280ml full fat milk with the juice of a lemon. Serve with a dip of your choice, we recommend either hot sauce, blue cheese dip or a maple yoghurt dip

These baked cauliflower wings look too good to be healthy – but they actually provide one of your five-a-day! Maple syrup is used in this cauliflower wings recipe to add a splash of sweetness to the batter and balance the fiery flavours of the spice mix. Serve these cauliflower buffalo wings alongside your favourite dip – we recommend a maple yoghurt dip!

If you like the look of these cauliflower, make sure to check out our other vegetarian recipes.

The Quebec Maple Syrup Producers are not in any way responsible for the identification or presence of allergens in recipes or for the classification of any recipe as vegetarian or vegan.

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The colour and flavour of maple syrup changes in subtle ways during the seasonal harvest

At the start of the sugaring season, the syrup is generally clear, with a light, sweet taste. It becomes darker with a caramelised flavour as the season progresses throughout the spring.

An unopened can of maple syrup keeps for many years

Once the can is opened, syrup should be kept in an airtight container in a cool place.

Maple spread doesn't contain any butter or dairy products

Like all 100% pure maple products, maple spread comes from the sap of the maple tree that’s all.

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