Crispy Breaded Tofu Nuggets

BY : PUBLISHED : May 1st, 2014 UPDATED: November 14th, 2021

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!

Crispy tofu nuggets tucked into a fresh green salad.

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Crispy Breaded Tofu Nuggets

You can just dunk these in your favorite condiment or use them as a topper, like on a salad! They are perfectly crispy.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American, Asian
Servings 2 servings
Calories 375 kcal
DIET Vegan


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


  • Preheat the oven to 400.
  • 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.
  • In one bowl, whisk the milk and the cornstarch together. In another bowl, mix all the remaining ingredients together.
  • 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.
  • Bake for 20 minutes, flip the sticks over, and bake for another 15-20 minutes or until nicely browned all over.


Calories: 375kcalCarbohydrates: 44gProtein: 24gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 877mgPotassium: 87mgFiber: 4gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 150IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 382mgIron: 5mg
Keyword breaded, breaded tofu, chicken strips, cinnamon, flour, forks over knives, nuggets, pepper, salad, sticks, strips, tofu, toppers
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