These easy cauliflower wings are totally inspired by summer snacking situations—think baseball games or outdoor movie nights. I love this time of year for all the fun it brings, and this vegetarian-friendly wing recipe just feels right! This post is sponsored by Frito-Lay, and these baked cauliflower wings are made with one pretty unique ingredient. Can you guess what it is?
We used Flamin’ Hot Chipotle Ranch Cheetos for the breading. If you haven’t tried this flavor yet, you should! It’s got some heat (obviously, otherwise why in the world would it be called Flamin’ Hot?) paired with a little sweetness from the ranch flavor; it’s fun and a little unexpected. I loved hot wings and this just felt like a really fun pairing to me.
Flamin’ Hot Cauliflower Wings, serves two (or more as an appetizer)
1 head of cauliflower
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup crushed Flamin’ Hot Chipotle Ranch Cheetos
1/4 cup honey
1 tablespoon water
Crush the Cheetos in a food processor. Remove the stem and leaves from the cauliflower and cut into pieces. In a small bowl combine the milk, flour, and 2 tablespoons of crushed Cheetos. Whisk together.
Dip the cauliflower in the mixture and then place on a baking sheet lined with a baking mat or parchment paper. Bake at 425°F for 20 minutes.
In another bowl, stir together the honey, 2 tablespoons of crushed Cheetos, and 1 tablespoon of water. Use a brush to brush this mixture over all the cauliflower wings. Then bake for another 10 minutes.
Serve alongside celery and some Lay’s Smooth Ranch Dip for dipping and enjoy this outdoors with friends if possible! xo. Emma