Sticky Maple Barbecue Cauliflower Wings

A vegan version of a game-day staple! Sticky Maple Barbecue Cauliflower Wings are the perfect addition to your next tailgate or gathering. Simply add garlic powder, crushed tomatoes, balsamic and, of course, pure maple syrup, which holds it all together.

ingredients
instructions

Wings

3 tablespoons flax seeds
1 ½ cups hot water
1 large head cauliflower, cut into florets
1 ½ cups panko bread crumbs
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon sea salt

Maple Barbecue Glaze

1 ½ cups crushed tomatoes
1/3 cup maple syrup
1 teaspoon garlic powder
2 tablespoons tomato paste
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
pinch cayenne pepper
½ teaspoon sea salt
2-3 tablespoons water

Notes

Recipe developed by Danny Seo, Naturally

 

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Wings

1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
2. Place the flax seeds and hot water in a medium bowl, and allow to sit for 10 minutes. Pulse mixture with an immersion blender (or in a food processor) for 10 seconds to give it an egg-like consistency.
3. Bring a medium put filled halfway with water to a boil. Blanche the cauliflower florets for 2 to 3 minutes, or until lightly al dente. Remove cauliflower and run under cold water to cool.
4. Toss bread crumbs in olive oil, garlic powder and sea salt.
5. Coat cauliflower in flax mixture and toss in panko bread crumb mixture.
6. Place coated florets in a single layer on a parchment lined baking tray and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the coating is golden and crunchy.

Maple Barbecue Glaze

  1. Add crushed tomatoes, maple syrup, garlic powder, tomato paste, vinegar, cayenne and salt to a medium saucepan and bring to a simmer.
  2. Cook for 20 minutes on low or until flavors meld, and blend until smooth.
  3. Dilute with water to form a thin glaze (note: a thick sauce will inhibit crispiness).
  4. Dip cauliflower wings in barbecue glaze and bake for additional 20 minutes, or until the cauliflower re-crisps and browns lightly.

Type: Snack

Diet Type: Vegetarian

 
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maple recipes
The natural sweetener offers a variety of flavor components, including; nutty, vanilla, coffee, floral and spicy flavors.floral and spicy flavors.
Benefits of Maple
Based on Research by the Canadian Nutrient File (Health Canada), maple syrups's nutritional value is superior to other common sweateners, such as honey, sugar, and even brown sugar.