Vegan Lemon Pepper Cauliflower Wings Air Fried – Ninja Foodi

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Vegan Lemon Pepper Cauliflower Wings Air Fried

Hi everybody!  Thank you for selecting our recipe.  In this post I will show you how to make a quick & easy vegan lemon pepper cauliflower wings air fried, using a Ninja Foodi XL.  This recipe took a couple of trial errors but we believe we have a good product to share with everyone.

Below is a how to video and then we have written instructions below as well.

Note: Use the lemon pepper wing instructions below as your recipe guide.  We had to alter the recipe that was used in this video.  You can still use the video as a step by step guide.

Keep It Simple

Cooking can become overwhelming at times.  You are putting in a lot of time and want the recipe to come out just right.  For this recipe it is okay if you don’t have the exact ingredient measurements.  Just follow these simple steps below.

Dunk in Batter —›  Coat with Crumbs —›  Air Fry —›  Coat with Sauce —›  Air Fry Again

Ninja Foodi Air Fryer

Prep Time = 10 minutes

Cook Time = 20 Minutes


12 Cauliflower Floret Wings (Little bigger then bite size)

The Batter

1 cup Flour of choice

1 cup Unsweetened Almond Milk

2 Tablespoons of Lemon Pepper seasoning

The Sauce

3 lemon’s Juice (1/2 cup to 3/4 cup of Lemon Juice)

1 Teaspoon of Lemon Zest

1 Teaspoon of Maple Syrup

1 Teaspoon of Water

1 Teaspoon of Cornstarch

1 Tablespoon of Lemon Pepper seasoning

Black Pepper to Taste

The Crunch

1 to 2 Cups of Panko Bread Crumbs


  1. Cut your cauliflower into little wing florets.
  2. Make your batter by adding and mixing all of the ingredients in “The Batter” section.
  3. Place the cauliflower floret wings into the batter and cover them with the batter.
  4. Before you coat your wings with bread crumbs, make sure you let any excess batter fall off the cauliflower floret. Now, coat your floret wings with the bread crumbs and place them into the Air Fryer.
  5. Once all floret wings are in the air fryer, you can now air fry them @ 400 Degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes.
  6. While the wings are air frying, make your sauce by heating up a pan on low heat.  Add all of the ingredients into the pan but add the cornstarch into the pan last.  Once you add the cornstarch, begin whisking the mixture until it thickens ever so slightly.  If too much liquid evaporates, just add a little more lemon juice and another teaspoon of water.
  7. The 15 minutes should be almost done.  Transfer your sauce into a bowl if the floret wings are not done yet air frying.  Once the 15 minutes is done, carefully transfer the wings into the lemon pepper sauce.  Coat the floret wings with sauce and add them back into the air fryer.
  8. Air fry the cauliflower wings again for 3 to 5 minutes @ 400 degrees Fahrenheit. (Do not fry longer then 5 minutes this time or you will end up with burnt cauliflower wings).
  9. Guess What?  You did it!  Congratulations, your wings are ready to be devoured.


Dipping Sauces

Vegan Ranch


You can make this 3 different ways
  1. Hand Whisk the mixture.
  2. Immersion Blender (If you are going to go this route then use fresh parsley and fresh dill)
  3. Food processor (I would not use a metal blade.  Try and use a dough blade for this dressing sauce)


Vegan Blue Cheese (Tempeh Crumble)


3 ways to make
  1. Hand Whisk the mixture to desired thickness
  2. Immersion blend on low speed but leave the Tempeh out while you blend the other ingredients.
  3. Food processor – with a dough blade and you can add the Tempeh in at any time.

Click the dressing names above and go to the bottom of the page to find the dipping sauces written out. (I posted pictures above to prevent having duplicate content within my site.

Want More Cauliflower Wings?


Thanks again for clicking on our recipe.  We have more Cauliflower wing recipes on our site.  Please click the links below to try out all of the different flavors.  Have a good day everyone!

Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Wings

BBQ Cauliflower Wings

Mango Habanero Cauliflower Wings

Asian Zing Cauliflower Wings







Hello I'm Eric and I am striving to educate people about plant based diets. I enjoy bowling, gardening and nature in my free time. Marilyn and I hope you find our site helpful in learning about a proper Vegan diet.


8 Responses

  1. To be honest, I’m not a massive cauliflower fan. I find Cauliflower cheese, for example quite bland.

    But I am massive Lemon Pepper fan . Zing and Spice added together. Yum!

    Will certainly be giving these a try. Thank you for a great idea. I’ll be popping back to your site frequently to see what else you can tempt me with. I did also have a quick look at your buffalo cauliflower recipe!  The only problem I have, is which one to try first?

    • Thank you so much again for the comment Lawrence.  We have been experimenting with different recipes and we will be posting more soon in the future.  Stay tuned!

  2. Whuuuutt! Those look absolutely amazing! But, I was looking for the oil. The vegetable or the canola oil varieties.  This just goes to show that you can enjoy fried snacks without the effort of deep frying. For me, the cleanup process is a bummer. But, o how I love fried foods. Thanks for a healthy alternative recipe just in time for Spring. 

  3. This is so timely. We made these last night but didn’t have a yummy dip recipe to go with it. Oh my goodness they were satifying and absolutely delicious. We have been experimenting with food a lot lately and I find cauliflower is so diverse. We made a delicious cauli mac n cheese this week too. If you have a great recipe for that I would love to try it as well. 

    • Cauliflower Mac & Cheese sounds like such a great idea!  Thanks for the comment Tara and I will have to give that recipe a try.

  4. OMG that looks awesome and from the recipe I can see where I can easily make that low carb. I absolutely love My Instant Pot and routinely look for recipes that I can make with it. Did notice that you’re Using a Ninja Foodi…I have a Ninja blender that I use every day, but when I looked at Multi cookers, I wanted to go with the industry standard… plus it was way more cost efficient than the Ninja 🙂 

    • Totally understand Bob.  The multi use cookers are really awesome.  We are glad that you are happy with yours.  If you are ever looking to get a new one, ours works amazing.  Thanks for the comment. 

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