Crispy Breaded Vegan Buffalo Tofu

"This breaded buffalo tofu recipe is vegan and can be easily made gluten-free! Make crispy buffalo tofu strips, bites, or nuggets in the oven or air fryer; no oil needed!"
-- @somethinggreen

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You'll want to skip the wings once you try these buffalo tofu strips. Breaded and baked until crispy- these can also be made in an air fryer

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Prep time 15mins
Cook time 15mins
Serves or Makes: 4

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  • 1 pound firm tofu, drained and cut into 8 rectangular pieces
  • 1/4 cup flour of choice
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup non-dairy milk
  • 3/4 cup regular or gluten-free breadcrumbs
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup buffalo sauce (such as Frank's RedHot), plus more for serving
  • Vegan blue cheese, for serving


  • Step 1

    To drain the tofu: lay side by side between clean kitchen towels. Press for 15 minutes. I place a baking sheet pan onto the towels and stack with a Dutch oven or cast-iron skillet.

  • Step 2

    In a small bowl, combine flour cornstarch, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.

  • Step 3

    Place milk to a separate bowl, and the breadcrumbs into a separate bowl.

  • Step 4

    To bread the tofu, evenly coat tofu in flour mixture. Followed by milk and lastly, add to breadcrumbs.

  • Step 5

    Preheat the oven to 450°F.

  • Step 6

    Place breaded tofu pieces onto a parchment lined baking sheet.

  • Step 7

    Bake for 20 minutes, flipping halfway through.

  • Step 8

    Remove from oven and brush all sides with buffalo sauce. Return pan back to oven and bake another 10 minutes.

  • Step 9

    Let cool 5 minutes and serve with vegan blue cheese.

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