Korean Baked Cauliflower 'Wings'


Nutritious cauliflower with a spicy sauce makes a great vegetarian substitute for chicken wings. Swap out the honey for agave syrup to make this vegan.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons gochujang (Korean hot pepper paste)

  • 2 tablespoons ketchup

  • 1 tablespoon raw sugar

  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce

  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • ½ teaspoon garlic, minced

  • 6 tablespoons water

  • ¼ cup sweet rice flour

  • ¼ cup potato starch

  • ½ teaspoon granulated garlic

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground white pepper

  • 1 small head cauliflower, cut into wing-sized pieces

  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds, or to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Mix gochujang, ketchup, sugar, soy sauce, sesame oil, honey, and garlic together in a bowl. Set sauce aside.

  3. Mix water, rice flour, potato starch, granulated garlic, salt, and white pepper together in a bowl. Add a small amount of additional water if batter is too thick.

  4. Place cauliflower pieces in a bowl and pour batter on top. Toss to coat. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet, leaving space between each piece.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until some spots form, about 30 minutes.

  6. Transfer baked 'wings' to a large bowl, leaving oven on. Add sauce and toss to coat. Return 'wings' to the baking sheet, leaving space between them. Return to the hot oven until black spots start to appear, about 15 minutes.

  7. Transfer to a serving plate and top with sesame seeds.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

174 Calories
4g Fat
34g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 174
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Sodium 541mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 32mg 160%
Calcium 68mg 5%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 273mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

You’ll Also Love