Tofu nuggets recipe

After my family decided to switch to a plant-based diet, my husband was really craving some meat. We jumped into veganism for great reasons but had close to no knowledge about what foods to switch to.

I started supplying our kitchen with the basics: brown rice, beans, seasonings, whole wheat pasta, spaghetti sauce, etc.

Since I was constantly doing research, I learned that tofu was something a lot of people ate in their diets. The texture was great and there are many recipes out there to learn from.

However, the fun of cooking is being creative. Therefore, I added my own twist to a classic tofu nuggets recipe.

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Things to keep in mind about this recipe:

  • You can fry this recipe if you’d like. Simply add coconut or avocado oil to a pan and add your tofu.
  • You may need to add more water to your flour. The texture should be a smooth batter so be sure to mix well.


1 block of firm tofu

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 cup water

1 teaspoon of sea salt

1 teaspoon sugar

A pinch of pepper

1 cup Panko bread crumbs

Prep Time: 30 mins

Cook Time: 25 mins

Total Time: 55 mins



  1.  First, preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Next, cut the tofu into chunks around 1/2 inch wide.
  2. Then, combine the flour, water, sea salt, sugar, and pepper in a large mixing bowl. Whisk until it’s a smooth batter. Pour Panko bread crumbs into a separate container and set aside.
  3. Place tofu chunks into batter and coat. Then, transfer tofu into bread crumbs and coat. Place onto a nonstick or lightly oiled baking sheet. Repeat with the rest of tofu chunks.
  4. Put tofu chunks into the oven and cook for 20 minutes on 400 degrees. At this time, flip the tofu and cook for a remaining 5 minutes.
  5. Serve warm with your favorite dipping sauce.

I love how crispy the tofu comes out. The texture is absolutely great and can be paired with any sauce you’d like.

Did you try this tofu nuggets recipe? Please, let me know how it came out and if you’ve done anything to improve it.

Thanks for sharing!

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