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Baked Buffalo Tofu Bites

I used to love buffalo wings until I removed meat from my diet. Luckily, there are ways to get that spicy, crispy flavor without the chicken! These buffalo tofu bites are delicious – and versatile. They can be eaten as a snack or topping a salad or pasta.

There is a bit of prep work to get the tofu ready. I like to press tofu between two dinner plates – placing soup cans onto the top plate to weight it down a bit. Press the tofu for at least an hour. Then, once you add the breading ingredients to separate bowls, do the assembly line approach. I found that using one hand to dip into the first two bowls and the other hand to dip into the third bowl to be the least messy method 🙂 Once the tofu bites are baking you’ll prepare the sauce. Hope you enjoy them!

Baked Buffalo Tofu Bites

Baked Buffalo Tofu Bites

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 50 minutes

Craving the taste of wings but don't eat meat? Try these vegan buffalo tofu bites!

Ingredients

  • 1 package extra firm tofu (pressed)
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or any non-dairy milk of choice)
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/2 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • 3 Tbsp. melted vegan butter
  • 1 cup buffalo sauce or hot sauce of choice

Instructions

  1. Press the tofu for at least an hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 425°.
  3. Cut the tofu into cubes, rectangles, or triangles
  4. Combine the flour and cornstarch in a small bowl.
  5. Add the milk to a second small bowl.
  6. Combine the bread crumbs, smoked paprika, garlic powder, chili powder, and onion powder into a third bowl.
  7. Take each piece of tofu and dip it into each bowl until coated. After the third bowl, put onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  8. Bake for 20 minutes, flipping once.
  9. Combine the buffalo sauce and butter into a small saucepan and heat until melted.
  10. After the tofu is done baking for 20 minutes, dip the pieces into the buffalo sauce and place back onto the pan.
  11. Bake 5-10 minutes more.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 349Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1718mgCarbohydrates: 50gFiber: 3gSugar: 3gProtein: 10g

Nutritional information is an estimate and may vary per preparation.

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