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A baking sheet with tofu nuggets

Tofu Nuggets

These easy vegan Tofu Nuggets are crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, and seasoned to perfection all the way through! They're served with a mouthwatering spicy peanut dip and any other sides you like.

Course Lunch
Cuisine American
Keyword tofu nuggets, vegan chicken nuggets, vegan nuggets
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 719 kcal
Author Kelly


For the Tofu Nuggets

  • 1 cup plant-based milk
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp arrowroot starch
  • 20 oz extra firm tofu cubed
  • 1 1/2 cups finely crushed grain-free crackers or grain-free breadcrumbs

For the Spicy Peanut Dip


  1. Preheat the oven or air fryer to 350°F and line a large baking pan with parchment paper. 

  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the milk, cumin, salt, and arrowroot starch.

    Tofu dipped in batter in a white bowl
  3. Dip each tofu cube in the batter, then in the crushed crackers.

    Tofu tossed in crispy batter in a white bowl

Oven Method:

  1. Place the cubes on the baking sheet and bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes, until crispy and golden brown.

    A baking sheet with tofu nuggets

Air Fryer Method:

  1. Add the tofu into the air fryer basket in a single layer, (you will have to cook batches). Air Fry at 375F for 15 minutes, or until golden and crispy, flipping halfway through.

    Close-up of crispy tofu in an air fryer basket

Make the dip

  1. Meanwhile, prepare the dip by whisking together the peanut butter, sriracha, smoked paprika, cumin, coconut aminos and milk.

    Close-up bowl with tofu nuggets and spicy peanut dip


  1. Serve the tofu nuggets with the peanut dip and an optional side of your choice, such as cauliflower rice.

    A bowl with tofu nuggets and spicy peanut dip
Nutrition Facts
Tofu Nuggets
Amount Per Serving
Calories 719 Calories from Fat 306
% Daily Value*
Fat 34g52%
Saturated Fat 10g50%
Sodium 1899mg79%
Potassium 468mg13%
Carbohydrates 83g28%
Fiber 6g24%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 19g38%
Vitamin A 446IU9%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 184mg18%
Iron 3mg17%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.