Crispy Baked Tofu Nuggets
If you’re looking for a delicious and wholesome plant-based snack or appetizer, these Crispy Baked Tofu Nuggets are a must-try! Packed with flavor and a satisfying crunch, they’re perfect for both vegans and non-vegans alike.
- 1 block of firm tofu, pressed and cubed
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 cup breadcrumbs
- 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
- Cooking spray
- Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a bowl, mix the soy sauce, olive oil, garlic powder, paprika, and black pepper.
- Add the cubed tofu to the marinade, ensuring each piece is coated. Let it marinate for about 15 minutes.
- In a separate bowl, combine the breadcrumbs and nutritional yeast.
- Remove the marinated tofu from the bowl, allowing any excess marinade to drip off.
- Coat each tofu cube with the breadcrumb mixture, pressing gently to adhere.
- Place the coated tofu cubes on the prepared baking sheet.
- Lightly spray the nuggets with cooking spray to help them crisp up in the oven.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes, turning the nuggets halfway through, until they’re golden and crispy.
- Remove from the oven and let them cool slightly before serving.
Prep time: 20 minutes
Yield: 2-3 servings
These Crispy Baked Tofu Nuggets are a wholesome and flavorful snack option, perfect for any occasion. The tofu’s texture contrasts wonderfully with the crunchy breadcrumb coating, making every bite a delight for your taste buds.
Nutrition information: Calories per serving – 180, Protein – 12g, Carbohydrates – 20g, Fat – 6g
In conclusion, these Crispy Baked Tofu Nuggets are a delightful testament to how plant-based dishes can be both nutritious and incredibly delicious. They offer a balance of flavors and textures that will leave you craving more. Whether you’re a seasoned vegan or just looking to incorporate more plant-based options into your diet, these nuggets are a fantastic choice. Serve them as an appetizer, snack, or even as part of a main course, and watch them disappear as everyone enjoys this wholesome and satisfying treat.