Crispy Tofu Nuggets

Now, this is what I think of when I hear ‘comfort food’ - a delightful plant-based twist on classic nuggets. Here’s why you’ll love them:

There are several delicious ways to serve crispy tofu nuggets. Here are some suggestions:

1. Dipping Sauce: Serve the nuggets with a variety of dipping sauces. Classic choices include barbecue sauce, ketchup, and ranch dressing. You can also get creative with homemade sauces like mustard, sriracha mayo, or tahini dip.

2. As a Salad Topper: Add them to your favorite salad for a protein boost.

3. In a Wrap or Sandwich: Create a satisfying wrap or sandwich by placing tofu nuggets inside pita bread, tortillas, or between slices of your favorite bread. Add fresh veggies and your favorite spread for a well-rounded meal.

4. Bowl or Rice Dish: Include the tofu nuggets in a grain bowl or rice dish. They make a great addition to bowls with rice, quinoa, or noodles. Combine with vegetables, greens, and your preferred sauces.

5. Appetizer Platter: Arrange the tofu nuggets on a platter with an assortment of appetizers like spring rolls, vegetable skewers, and dipping sauces. It’s a great addition to party spreads.

6. With Stir-Fried Vegetables: Pair the tofu nuggets with a medley of stir-fried vegetables in a flavorful sauce. The crispy texture of the nuggets complements the tender veggies.

7. Nugget Tacos: Create unique tacos by using the tofu nuggets as the main filling. Add taco seasoning, lettuce, cheese, and your preferred taco toppings.

Serving Tips:

  • Ensure your tofu is well-pressed to maximize flavor absorption.
  • Marinate the tofu for at least 30 minutes for an enhanced taste.
  • Adding flour to the marinade creates a buttery coating, eliminating the need to prepare it separately, as traditionally required.
  • Generously coat the nuggets with cooking oil to achieve a crispy, golden finish.
  • Savor these crispy tofu bites fresh from the oven for the best taste and texture.

Preparation time 40 min
Cooking time 30 min\

Ingredients (2 servings)

Dry Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp White wheat flour, all-purpose
  • 1/3 cup Bread crumbs


  • 2 tbsp Soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp Water
  • 1 tbsp Sriracha hot chili sauce
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil (cooking oil)
  • 2 tbsp Nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp Onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp Paprika (smoked)


  • 1 block Tofu

To Cook

  • 10 spray Avocado oil (enough to fully coat)

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  1. Press the Tofu
    Press the tofu for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Prepare the Marinade
    Whisk together all the marinade ingredients in a medium bowl, large enough to hold the tofu later.
  3. Break Tofu into Nuggets
    Using your hands, break the tofu into bite-sized nuggets of irregular shapes.
  4. Marinate the Nuggets
    Add the tofu to the marinade and gently toss until fully covered by the marinade without tearing it apart. Let it rest for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  5. Add Flour to the Marinade
    After marinating, add the flour to the tofu-marinade mixture and gently toss. This will thicken the remaining marinade, creating a buttery coating for the tofu.
  6. Preheat the Oven
    Preheat the oven to 185°C (365°F) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  7. Coat Tofu in Breadcrumbs
    Place the breadcrumbs in a medium bowl. Take each tofu nugget, coat it in breadcrumbs, and then arrange it on the baking sheet.
  8. Bake the Nuggets
    Generously spray the nuggets with cooking oil until they are fully covered. Bake for 15 minutes, flip them over, and bake for an additional 15 minutes.
  9. Enjoy Fresh!
    Your crispy tofu nuggets are ready to be served and enjoyed right away!

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One serving contains 403 calories, 32 grams of protein, 20 grams of fat, and 27 grams of carbohydrates.

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Written by

Andreea Matei

Hi, I'm Andreea Matei, one of the founders. Calling me a foodie would be an understatement. I wholeheartedly embrace life through the realm of taste. My kitchen experiments are my superpower. For me, amazing food encompasses three dimensions: it must be crazy delicious, nutritious, and mindful of our animal friends and beautiful planet.