Delight in the irresistible combination of crispiness and flavor with our Crispy Baked Tofu Nuggets. This recipe transforms tofu into delectable bite-sized nuggets that are golden and satisfyingly crunchy on the outside, while remaining tender and full of flavor on the inside. Whether you’re a tofu aficionado or just beginning to explore plant-based options, these nuggets offer a versatile and protein-rich snack or main course. Embrace the magic of crispy textures and savory seasoning as you embark on a journey of taste and texture with every bite of these Crispy Baked Tofu Nuggets.
Crispy Baked Tofu Nuggets Recipe:
- 1 block extra-firm tofu, pressed and drained
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce or tamari
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 cup breadcrumbs (use gluten-free breadcrumbs if desired)
- Cooking spray or olive oil, for greasing
- Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Grease the parchment paper with cooking spray or a drizzle of olive oil.
- Cut the pressed and drained tofu into bite-sized nuggets or strips.
- In a shallow bowl, whisk together the soy sauce or tamari, olive oil, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, and black pepper to create the marinade.
- Gently dip each tofu nugget into the marinade, ensuring it’s coated on all sides.
- In another shallow bowl, place the breadcrumbs.
- Roll the marinated tofu nuggets in the breadcrumbs, pressing gently to adhere the crumbs to the tofu.
- Place the coated tofu nuggets on the prepared baking sheet in a single layer.
- Lightly spray the tops of the nuggets with cooking spray or drizzle with a bit of olive oil. This will help them become crispy in the oven.
- Bake the tofu nuggets in the preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes, flipping them halfway through the baking time, until they are golden brown and crispy.
- Once baked, remove the tofu nuggets from the oven and let them cool slightly before serving.
- Servings: 4 servings
- Serving Size: 1/4 of the recipe
- Calories: ~150
- Total Fat: ~6g
- Saturated Fat: ~1g
- Cholesterol: 0mg
- Sodium: ~400mg
- Total Carbohydrates: ~18g
- Dietary Fiber: ~2g
- Sugars: ~2g
- Protein: ~7g