Crispy Breaded Tofu Nuggets

2014-04-30
  • Prep Time : 5m
  • Cook Time : 35m
  • Ready In : 40m

You can just dunk these in your favorite condiment or use them as a topper, like on a salad!

This takes just a few minutes to prepare (and can easily be made gluten-free) but a bit longer to bake.  Yeah, bake these pups instead of frying them and cut out the oil all together.  Also, feel free to play with the spices to give them whatever kind of kick you’re looking for.  Have fun!

Ingredients

  • 1 block of tofu, sliced into strips
  • 1/3 cup of flour
  • 1/2 cup of bread crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • pinch of pepper
  • pinch of italian seasoning
  • 1/2 cup of almond/soy/rice milk
  • 1 tablespoon of cornstarch

Method

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 400.

Step 2

Cut the tofu into strips and press the water out of them. I usually prep my tofu first, roll them up in a cloth, and let them sit there while i occasionally push down on them.

Step 3

In one bowl, whisk the milk and the cornstarch together. In another bowl, mix all the remaining ingredients together.

Step 4

Dip the tofu strips into the milk, then the dry mix, coating them completely, before placing on a non-stick or lightly oiled baking sheet.

Step 5

Bake for 20 minutes, flip the sticks over, and bake for another 15-20 minutes or until nicely browned all over.

 

Jake switched to a plant based diet in 1996 and quickly realized he had no idea how to cook. All these years later and he's still trying to figure it out...

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Comments (5)

  1. posted by Donna Spencer on May 1, 2014

    I like to put dulse flakes and sesame seeds in mine. Then I make a tartar sauce out of vegannaise, horseradish, capers, pickle relish and a dash of dill. Yum

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    • posted by Jake on May 7, 2014

      Awesome idea!

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  2. posted by Flash Gordonette on May 2, 2014

    Will be trying this over the weekend :)!

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    • posted by Jake on May 7, 2014

      Nice! Let us know how it turned out. I hope you enjoy ’em!

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  3. posted by emilygwalter on May 18, 2014

    Love this idea, definitely adds a great texture and flavour combination!

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