Crispy Broccoli Wings, coated in a sweet sticky sesame soy sauce. This easy vegan wings recipe is incredibly delicious. In fact: They are out of this world! These Broccoli Wings make a great appetizer or side dish, and did I mention they are baked, not fried? The perfect guilt-free comfort food!
💡 The recipe in a nutshell
- Vegan (eggless and dairy free)
- Guilt-free comfort food
- Made from scratch
- Homemade sticky sesame sauce
- Allrounder: Eat as appetizer, lunch, or dinner
- Baked, not fried
💭 Background story
A while ago one of my friends Waseem from demeals.ca posted a Broccoli Wings recipe. It inspired me to make my own version of his recipe! Since my recipe totally originates in his recipe make sure to check him out as well. He's such a fantastic foodie who specializes in vegan Middle Eastern recipes!
🥦 Benefits of eating broccoli
I am a huge fan of broccoli, not only because it tastes delicious, but also because it comes with lots of benefits when eaten. Broccoli is a great source of vitamins, minerals, and fiber. It is especially rich in vitamin C, calcium, vitamin K, and phosphorus. It works anti inflammatory and may lower blood sugar. Additionally, broccoli may be good for your baby too! Broccoli contains nutrients vital for certain aspects of fetal development.
It can be eaten raw and cooked, and yes its stem is edible too! Different cooking methods may affect the vegetable’s nutrient composition, but broccoli is a healthy addition to your diet whether cooked or raw. Overall, broccoli is a nutrient-rich vegetable that may enhance your health in many, many ways.
Store baked wings in an airtight container separated from sauce for 2 days. Reheat in oven or air-fryer to crisp up.
🥗 More appetizers
Looking for more vegan appetizers? These Hawaiian vegan meatball subs are perfect for your next party, or cookout. Or prepare grilled and marinated zucchini crostini. For more inspiration browse our appetizer page.
Broccoli Wings Recipe (vegan)
- 1 large head of broccoli
- 115 g flour of choice eg: spelt, all-purpose or whole heat (¾ cup)
- 180 ml plant milk eg: almond, soy, oat (¾ cup)
- 75 ml filtered water (¼ cup + 1 tbsp)
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch
- 2 cloves pressed garlic
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 2 teaspoon agave syrup
- 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
- 120 g panko breadcrumbs (1 ½ cup)
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
- 3 cloves pressed of garlic
- 60 ml tamari, or soy sauce (¼ cup)
- 80 ml agave syrup (⅓ cup)
- 1 ½ tablespoon rice vinegar
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 2 teaspoon cornstarch
- 60 ml filtered water (¼ cup)
- chopped green onion and sesame seeds
- Preheat oven to 375°F / 190°C.
- To make the wings: Cut up the broccoli head into small wing-sized florets. Mix dry ingredients, except panko and garlic powder, for the breading in a large bowl. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and whisk until well combined. Set aside. Combine panko breadcrumbs and garlic in a rather flat bowl, tray or plate.
- Dip the florets into the bowl of batter, one at a time. Then roll each floret over the breadcrumbs, until well coated. Place them on a baking pan, with a parchment paper and spray them with some oil. Make sure they are evenly spread. Bake for 20 minutes.
- To make the sticky sesame sauce gather all the ingredients for it. In a small bowl or cup mix cornstarch into water and set aside. In another bowl mix soy sauce, rice vinegar, ground ginger, red chili flakes, and agave. Heat a skillet over medium heat with the sesame oil in it. Once heated up add your minced garlic. Cook for 30 seconds to a minute. While stirring add the soy sauce mix. Bring to boil. Add cornstarch-water mix and bring to another boil to thicken. Once it thickened take off heat.
- Remove the broccoli from the oven, and cover with freshly made sticky sauce. Toss and put back into the oven for another 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool for a few minutes before serving. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and green onion. Enjoy!
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