This is a close up of a fork piercing a cauliflower floret coated in bbq sauce. A white plate with more bbq cauliflower is blurred in the background. The cauliflower is topped with fresh cilantro and the plate sits on a white counter. Recipe
GF Gluten-Free VG Vegetarian EF Egg-Free NF Nut-Free

25-Min Mouthwatering Air Fried BBQ Cauliflower

Air Fried Cauliflower is made with only six ingredients and makes for a tasty appetizer! Smother with your favorite BBQ sauce!

Prep: 10 minCook: 15 minTotal: 25 min
Servings: serves 2 - 4 1x


  • 1 medium head of cauliflower
  • 3/4 cup oat flour (all-purpose flour also works)
  • 3/4 cup whole milk (any milk works here)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce
  • cilantro or fresh herbs for garnish


  1. Preheat air fryer 400F.
  2. Cut the cauliflower into medium-sized florets. 
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, milk, salt, and garlic powder. Allow for the mixture to sit for a couple minutes to thicken up. 
  4. Toss the florets in the flour-milk mixture until the florets are well coated. 
  5. Spray the trays or air fryer baskets with oil.
  6. Spread the florets out on the trays of the air fryer in a single layer. Make sure not to overcrowd the florets so the air can circulate around them. 
  7. Air fry for 15 minutes. If you have two trays in your air fryer, you’ll want to switch them halfway through to they both get evenly cooked. If you have a basket with your air fryer, you may need to work in batches. 
  8. Transfer the air fried cauliflower to a large bowl with the BBQ sauce and toss until coated. 
  9. Plate the BBQ cauliflower and serve with fresh herbs like cilantro for garnish. 


  • nutrition facts will depend a lot on what BBQ sauce you use 🙂

Nutrition Info:

  • Serving Size: 1/4 of the batch
  • Calories: 226
  • Sugar: 22.2g
  • Sodium: 1052mg
  • Fat: 2.9g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.2g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 44.4g
  • Fiber: 5.7g
  • Protein: 6.6g
  • Cholesterol: 5mg
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