Vegan Buffalo Sauce

This vegan buffalo sauce is the best because it’s made with just the right amount of spice. It’s perfect for Cauliflower Wings, Jackfruit Pulled Pork, or even your next batch of Vegan Chicken!

Vegan buffalo sauce is in a glass jar. There are stalks of celery and cauliflower in the background.

I love adding a bit of spice to my food. My husband? Not so much. That’s why I love having this spicy vegan buffalo sauce recipe around so I can drizzle over my favorite foods, like Vegan Black Bean Burgers. Yes, this sauce is a great condiment in addition to serving it with cauliflower wings.

What Makes This Recipe Shine?

  • Adding melted coconut oil contributes a rich texture to this spicy sauce
  • Using garlic powder contributes the perfect amount of mild garlic flavor to this sauce
  • Red pepper sauce is responsible for a bit of a spicy kick in addition to the bright color
Several ingredients sit on a white counter. The labels next to them read, Garlic powder, vinegar, Worcestershire, Red Pepper Sauce, and Coconut Oil.

Key Ingredients

You can find the full printable recipe, including ingredient quantities, below. But first, here are some explanations of ingredients and steps to help you make this recipe perfect every time.

Here are the ingredients you’ll need for this recipe, including substitution ideas:

  • Coconut oil — I prefer refined coconut oil because it has less coconut flavor to it. You can substitute melted vegan butter.
  • Red Pepper Sauce — Any red pepper sauce will do, whether you use Frank’s or the store brand.
  • White vinegar — I have used either white vinegar or white wine vinegar.
  • Vegan Worcestershire sauce — This sauce is usually available at health food stores or you can make vegan worcestershire sauce at home with simple ingredients. You can substitute soy sauce or Tamari.
  • Garlic powder
A bottle of hot sauce is on its side, spilling a small pool of sauce on a white counter.

Best Hot Sauce for Wings

Hot sauce is basically any sauce or condiment made with chili peppers. Some recipes call for specific brands, such as Frank’s Hot Sauce. However, any brand of hot sauce will do. Just look at the ingredients to make sure it’s vegan. Hot sauce is a key ingredient for wings, but in order to give it the restaurant quality smooth texture, adding some vegan butter or, in the case of this recipe, coconut oil is necessary.

How to Make Vegan Buffalo Sauce

  1. Melt the coconut oil in the microwave for 30 seconds.
  2. Pour in the red pepper sauce and the remaining ingredients.
  3. Stir everything together and transfer to a lidded glass jar.
A. hand holds a bowl of melted coconut oil, pouring it into another bowl with red pepper sauce.

Frequently-Asked Questions

Is buffalo sauce vegan?

Many store-bought buffalo sauces are not vegan. However, it’s a super easy sauce to make at home without any animal ingredients.

Is Frank's Buffalo Sauce vegan?

The good news is that Frank’s Buffalo Sauce is vegan.

Reader Reviews

This is the best sauce ever! I made it for cauliflower wings but now I’m drizzling it over everything. Even popcorn!


What Goes With Buffalo Sauce?

This sauce is more than your traditional hot sauce, thanks to the added fat from coconut oil. That means you can drizzle some vegan buffalo wing sauce on more than cauliflower. It’s a great condiment to serve on a number of plant-based dishes, such as Vegan Loaded Baked Potatoes.

It pairs well with Vegan Blue Cheese Dressing thanks to the spicy/creamy combination of flavors and textures. That’s another reason I love serving it with some creamy dressing on veggie burgers and sandwiches, such as:

Storage Tips

Store this sauce in a lidded glass jar (like a mason jar) in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

A hand holds a cauliflower wing after dipping it in vegan buffalo sauce. There are celery sticks and more cauliflower wings in the background.

Vegan Sauce Favorites

If you love this wing sauce, here are even more sauce favorites, some spicy, creamy, and everything in between:

A spoon full of vegan buffalo sauce hovers over the rest of the jar. There are celery sticks and cauliflower florets in the background.

Vegan Buffalo Sauce

This creamy vegan buffalo sauce is the best condiment to serve with cauliflower wings or your favorite veggie burgers. It's a great way to add a bit of a spicy kick to any of your favorite recipes!
5 from 2 votes
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories: 644kcal


  • cup refined coconut oil
  • cup Red Pepper Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon vegan Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder


  • Melt the coconut oil in the microwave for 30 seconds. Pour in the red pepper sauce and remaining ingredients.
  • Stir everything together and transfer to a lidded glass jar. Store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

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If you don’t have coconut oil, you can substitute vegan butter.
Calories: 644kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 73g | Saturated Fat: 63g | Sodium: 5076mg | Potassium: 43mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg

The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator and should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

One Response to Vegan Buffalo Sauce

  1. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyKaty Reply

    5 stars
    This is the best sauce ever! I made it for cauliflower wings but now I’m drizzling it over everything. Even popcorn!

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