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broccoli wings recipe

Broccoli Wings Recipe (vegan)

These delicious broccoli wings are out of this world! They are perfectly spicy and just so delicious. They make a great appetizer or side dish. Baked, not fried.
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Appetizer, Dinner, Lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Vegan
Servings 4 servings


  • 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

Sticky sauce

  • 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!
Keyword Broccoli Wings, Sticky Broccoli, Vegan Wings