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tofu nuggets

Crispy Baked Tofu Nuggets (SO Good and Easy)

Amy Palanjian
Tofu is typically sold in 14-16 ounce blocks. If yours is 16 ounces, you may need 1 1/4 cup panko. The garlic powder is optional, but adds nice flavor.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 45 mins
Cook Time 16 mins
Total Time 1 hr 1 min
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 116 kcal


  • 14 ounce extra firm tofu
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 2 eggs


  • Remove the tofu from the package and place onto a towel-lined plate. Top with a second towel and a second plate. Let sit for at least 30 minutes and up to 2 hours. (This will absorb extra moisture.)
  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F and place a wire rack in a rimmed baking sheet. Coat the rack well with nonstick spray.
  • Add the panko to a shallow dish or pie plate and stir in the garlic powder and salt.
  • Break the eggs into another shallow dish and beat lightly.
  • Add the flour to a third shallow dish and sprinkle with salt.
  • Dredge the tofu cubes in the flour, then the egg, and then panko and place on the prepared rack. Spray lightly with nonstick spray.
  • Bake for 16-18 minutes or until completely cooked through and lightly golden brown.
  • Serve warm with dip like ketchup, Ranch, guacamole, or anything the kids like if desired.


  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. To reheat, warm for 8-10 minutes in an 350 degree F oven.
  • Be sure to drain the tofu well on towels to absorb excess moisture.
  • Use extra-firm tofu for the best texture inside each nugget.
  • Gluten-free: Use gluten-free panko breadcrumbs and gluten free cup-for-cup flour.
  • Egg-free: Sub mayo for the egg.
  • Serve with your kid's favorite dip.
  • Serve warm to ensure they're crunchy when eaten.


Calories: 116kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 9gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 55mgSodium: 233mgPotassium: 149mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 79IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 48mgIron: 2mg
Keyword breaded tofu, tofu, tofu nuggets
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