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Crispy Baked Tofu Nuggets on a Plate with Dipping Sauce
Crispy Baked Tofu Nuggets
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
40 mins

Stuff these crispy baked tofu nuggets in a sandwich, pile them on your favorite salad, or dip them in your favorite sauce. These versatile little bites are delicious any way you eat them, and super easy to whip up!

Course: Appetizer, Entree
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 216 kcal
Author: Alissa Saenz
For the Batter
  • cup unflavored and unsweetened non-dairy milk
  • 2 tablespoons whole wheat flour (or all-purpose)
  • 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
  • 1 ½ teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
For the Panko Coating
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs (I used whole wheat)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
For the Nuggets
  • 1 (14 ounce or 400 gram) package extra firm tofu, drained and pressed
  • Oil mister or cooking spray
  1. In a small bowl, whisk together all ingredients for the batter. Allow the mixture to sit for at least 10 minutes.

  2. While the batter rests, stir together all ingredients for the panko coating.

  3. Cut the tofu block in half, lengthwise, then slice each half into 8 squares of equal thickness.

  4. Preheat the oven to 425° and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  5. Place one of the tofu squares into the batter, and roll it around to coat.

  6. Transfer the tofu to the panko coating and roll it around to coat.

  7. Transfer the tofu square to the baking sheet.

  8. Repeat until all of the tofu squares are coating and arranged on the baking sheet.

  9. Spray the tofu squares with oil to coat the tops.

  10. Bake for 10 minutes.

  11. Remove the baking sheet from the oven. Carefully flip the squares, and spray again with oil to coat.

  12. Return the baking sheet to the oven and bake 10 minutes more, until browned and crispy.

  13. Serve.

Nutrition Facts
Crispy Baked Tofu Nuggets
Amount Per Serving (4 nuggets)
Calories 216 Calories from Fat 86
% Daily Value*
Fat 9.5g15%
Saturated Fat 0.8g4%
Sodium 959mg40%
Potassium 203mg6%
Carbohydrates 20.6g7%
Fiber 2.9g12%
Sugar 1.5g2%
Protein 13.4g27%
Calcium 200mg20%
Iron 3.6mg20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.