Crispy Baked Tofu Nuggets: Kid-Friendly

Crispy Baked Tofu Nuggets: Kid-Friendly

If you’re looking for a delicious and nutritious snack that your kids will love, these Crispy Baked Tofu Nuggets are the perfect choice. They’re crunchy on the outside, tender on the inside, and packed with flavor. Plus, they’re a much healthier alternative to traditional chicken nuggets.


  • 1 block of extra-firm tofu
  • 1/2 cup of breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup of nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp of garlic powder
  • 1 tsp of onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp of paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Cooking spray or oil for greasing


  1. Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Press the tofu to remove excess water, then cut it into bite-sized nuggets.
  3. In a bowl, combine the breadcrumbs, nutritional yeast, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, and pepper.
  4. Coat each tofu nugget with the breadcrumb mixture, pressing it onto the tofu to adhere.
  5. Place the coated nuggets on the prepared baking sheet and lightly spray them with cooking spray or drizzle with oil.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes, flipping the nuggets halfway through, until they are golden brown and crispy.
  7. Remove from the oven and let cool slightly before serving.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

These Crispy Baked Tofu Nuggets are not only kid-friendly but also a hit with adults. Serve them with your favorite dipping sauce for a satisfying and wholesome snack or meal.

Nutritional Information (per serving): Calories: 150, Protein: 12g, Carbohydrates: 16g, Fiber: 2g, Sugars: 1g, Fat: 5g

For a fun twist, you can also customize the seasoning to suit your family’s taste. Try adding some dried herbs, smoked paprika, or even a dash of hot sauce to the breadcrumb mixture. These Crispy Baked Tofu Nuggets are versatile and sure to become a staple in your household. Kids will love the crispy texture, and you’ll love that they’re getting a healthy dose of plant-based protein. Enjoy these nuggets as a snack, appetizer, or main course, and watch them disappear from the plate!

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