This past year I’ve been working on getting rid of the processed foods that I use and replacing them with whole foods.  I realize that those frozen veggie patties, while convenient, are not that good for me and very expensive!  

Slowly I’ve been replacing my freezer items with homemade alternatives.  I love having items that can just be grabbed out of the freezer for a quick meal!  One thing that I’ve been hanging onto, however, is Morningstar’s Buffalo Wings.  I just wasn’t sure I could reproduce it!  After seeing several vegetarian recipes online, I decided to attempt a vegan version.  I’m so glad I did!  These are so delicious!

The texture isn’t the same as the frozen version, but the taste is even better.  This makes a very wet mixture – that’s okay.  As long as they’ll hold together enough to get them on the baking sheet, they should firm up with cooking.  And the more buffalo sauce cooked in there the better in my opinion!  

Vegan Buffalo Wings

  • 3 C (2 15 oz cans) Garbanzos or Peas
  • 1/2 cup oats (process half in small grinder)
  • 3/4 cup vital wheat gluten ( I use Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Flour)
  • 1/2 cup whole grain unseasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/2 – 3/4 cup buffalo sauce
  • garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped

  1. Drain and rinse the beans, mash in a mixing bowl. Can leave a few half beans for texture but no whole beans. Add all other ingredients and mix with fork and then knead with hands until firm and uniform.  You may need to add more vital wheat gluten or breadcrumbs.  Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  2. Divide into patties or smaller “wings”.
  3. Bake at 375 on a Silpat (or baking sheet sprayed well with oil) until firm and heated through, about 45 minutes. Turn once during cooking.

4 thoughts on “Vegan Buffalo Wings

  1. THANK YOU!! We have been struggling with the same problem, not thinking we could make our own version of Morningstar Buffalo Wings until I saw this! We are going to be trying this for sure!

    1. I hope you enjoy them – I like them better than Morningstars! They’re different (no breading), but the flavor goes through the entire thing. Sometimes I do wing size, and sometimes I make patties for buffalo burgers!

  2. Thank you so much for this recipe! I made these last evening and they turned out fantastic! Like you, I have been trying to replace packaged foods with healthier homemade alternatives. These hit the spot!

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