So, sometimes you just want something that tastes like you shouldn’t eat it! I realize that lately there has been this battle in my mind (thanks a f-ton ED), so I’m going back and forth between the need to not cook at all, which is not my nature at all, and just wanting the easiest thing I can make.
Fast forward to this last week, when I REALLY didn’t want to cook, but the desire for snack-food was overwhelming. I had been craving some serious weekend food for a few days with no desire to make it, so this particular night I swallowed my laziness and decided to create some crazy-amazing ‘wings’. Now the hardest part about a cauliflower wing, or any other vegan wing-replacement, is that they never seem to be crispy enough without frying them. AND, if you’re like me, and strive to eat a plant-based, low-fat lifestyle, this is especially unsatisfying. Fortunately for all of you, and my cravings, I’ve cracked the code!
So, read on to get a recipe for super simple, and amazingly delicious Caulihots! You can skip tossing them in the sauce and eat them just like a nugget if you like, or even pick a different flavor sauce to make! Regardless, these bad boys are the best I’ve ever found!
Vegan, Gluten Free, Amazing
|Crunchy & Waiting to be sauced!|
2. In a large bowl, mix GF Flour blend, Onion powder (saving the 1tsp for later), salt, pepper until combined.
|Both batters prior to any liquids|
4. In a separate large Ziploc Bag (I used a gallon freezer one since they’re sturdier), mix Almond flour, GF Panko Bread Crumbs, GF Bread Crumbs, and any additional seasonings you might want. I chose to just keep the seasonings to the wet coating, but you could easily add some additional to the dry, especially if you’re not making these into wings.
|Ready for the oven!|
7. Once all cauli-nug’s are coated, and arranged on the baking sheet. Bake for around 20 min, turning halfway. The baking time is fluid based on your oven and desired crispy-factor. I have a convection oven, so a shorter baking time is required. If you don’t have convection, bake long enough to get the outside to be crispy and crunchy to the bite.
9. When cauli-nug’s are cooked and crunchy, pour into a large bowl and toss with the extra garlicky hot sauce. Serve immediately!
|Go ahead, drool!|