Crispy Baked Tofu Nuggets

07 April 2020 Bookmark0
Those panko breaded tofu nuggets are the best finger meals for your next birthday celebration! They’re crispy, oven-baked, and a touch bit spicy.

I eat tofu nearly weekly, way to its versatility and high dietary value. And even though I enjoyed the excitement that comes from trying new tofu recipes, i was equipped for that one correct recipe that I ought to depend upon… and that i in the end discovered it!

Those tofu nuggets are an appropriate dinner centerpiece, crispy salad topping, or dunkable appetizer. You’ll love how easy it's far to make these crispy tofu nuggets!

Crispy Baked Tofu Nuggets
Crispy Baked Tofu Nuggets

Crispy, Crunchy and smooth to Make
I used panko because it's far delightfully crispy and crunchy, particularly after baking inside the oven for 30 minutes.

After some failed attempts and inevitable kitchen disasters, I ultimately landed on my favored approach for breading the tofu nuggets.

It’s probable the one I ought to have started out with because it’s a tried-and-proper traditional manner to bread proteins of all type: truely coat with flour, egg/flax egg, seasoned panko bread crumbs then bake.

Crispy Baked Tofu Nuggets


  • 1 block (14 ounces) extra firm tofu
  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 tablespoon lite soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 flax eggs or eggs (1 flax egg= 1 tablespoon flax + 3 tablespoons water), let flax eggs sit 5 minutes before using
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper , optional - makes it spicy!!
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 
  2. Slice the tofu into 10 squares: Cut the tofu into 5 slices along the long edge, then cut each column in half to make squares (see note for variations). Lightly press each slice of tofu with a paper towel to remove some of the liquid. 
  3. To make the marinade, stir together the vegetable broth and soy sauce in a shallow pan. Marinate the tofu in the vegetable broth mixture for at least 10 minutes.
  4. Prepare 3 bowls: one with the flour, one with panko bread crumbs and spices, and one with the flax eggs. Coat the tofu in the flour, then the flax eggs, then the panko.
  5. Bake at 400 degrees F on the parchment lined baking sheet for 15 minutes. Carefully flip the tofu bites over, then bake for another 15 minutes. They're ready when golden brown and crispy.


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