The Best Healthy Bang Bang Cauliflower “Wings”

A healthier version of the original bang bang shrimp.

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This is a nutrient-dense, healthier version of the original bang bang shrimp, and is vegetarian, gluten-free, and paleo-friendly. Perfect appetizer for Super Bowl game day. These healthy bang bang cauliflower wings are perfect for when you are craving chicken wings, but want to eat plant-based or simply want to eat healthier that day. This recipe for cauliflower wings will become your new game day recipe.

In this recipe, I prefer Primal Kitchen’s Chipotle Lime Avocado Oil Mayonnaise, but feel free to try out any brand of regular mayonnaise that you prefer. I personally love Primal Kitchen’s Chipotle Lime Mayo, because it is made with avocado oil and is paleo-friendly, Whole 30 approved, and free of soy, canola, and sugars.

Let’s get back to talking about cauliflower wings. These “wings” are so delicious and seriously taste exactly like the famous bang bang shrimp recipe. How astonishing is it that I got all that flavor packed into such an underrated vegetable, as cauliflower?

Cauliflower is defiantly having her time to shine in the spotlight and for good reason, it’s full of fiber and so many nutrients. It is also an excellent source of vitamin C, vitamin K, folate, and vitamins E, and B6. Cauliflower is in the cruciferous vegetable category, which like its cousin, broccoli, has a powerful detoxifying effect on the body. I wrote a great article where I discuss these cruciferous vegetables and how to avoid the side effect of excess gas. How to avoid gas from raw vegetables.

I first posted this recipe in my easy & healthy super bowl recipes post earlier. If you haven’t checked out some other sensational super bowl recipes, then you will definitely want to try some of those out.

Try some of these out:

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Bang bang cauliflower wings recipe

The Best Healthy Bang Bang Cauliflower “Wings”

  • Author: Laura Villanueva
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian


This is a nutrient-dense, healthier version of the original bang bang shrimp and is vegetarian, gluten-free, and paleo friendly. Perfect appetizer for super bowl game day.


  • 1 Whole head of cauliflower
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons of corn starch
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 egg 
  • 1 tablespoon of dairy-free milk (I like almond milk)
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt

Bang Bang Sauce Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon Siracha hot chili sauce
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise (I love Primal Kitchen Avocado oil mayo) Chipotle Lime mayo is awesome in this, but any vegan mayo will work.
  • 2 tablespoons spicy chili sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon maple syrup
  • Juice from one lime


  • Fresh chopped cilantro
  • Fresh chopped scallions
  • Sesame seeds


1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.  In a medium sized mixing bowl, beat the egg and milk. Set aside. 

2. Cut the cauliflower into bite sized pieces and toss them into the egg and milk mixture. 

3. Mix almond flour, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, corn starch, black pepper in a separate bowl.

4. Toss the cauliflower into the dry mixture to coat all the pieces.

5. Place on a baking sheet sprayed with nonstick cooking spray and bake for 30 minutes in the preheated oven. Make sure to spread the pieces evenly on the baking pan. 

6. While the cauliflower bakes, prepare the sauce. Mix all of the sauce ingredients in a bowl and set aside. 

7. Remove from the oven and toss the baked cauliflower into the sauce to coat all the pieces.

8. Optional: Top with chopped cilantro, sesame seeds, and scallions.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Appetizers
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Asian

Keywords: appetizers, super bowl recipes, healthy cauliflower recipes


If you make this healthy bang bang cauliflower recipe, let me know in the comment section below. I also would love to hear what you think or take a photo and tag me @Eat_Your_Nutrition on Instagram. I love seeing your photos. #EatYourNutrition #LauraVillanueva

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