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Easy Baked Tofu Nuggets

Written by COA Nutrition Team On September 24, 2021

These nuggets are crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, easy to make and make a delicious meal that grown-ups and kids love!


  • 16-ounce block extra-firm tofu
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 5 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 5 tablespoons ground flax seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Press the tofu: Wrap the block of tofu in paper towels. Place a plate or pan on top of the wrapped tofu, and put a couple of heavy books on top of that. Let the tofu press for 20 minutes. (You can skip this step if you get the super firm variety)
  2. In a small bowl, add the milk, cornstarch, ground flax seeds and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Whisk well to combine, then set aside until the tofu is ready.
  3. Preheat the oven to 400° F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  4. In another small bowl, combine the breadcrumbs, garlic powder, smoked paprika and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Set aside.
  5. Slice the pressed tofu in half lengthwise, then into equal sized cubes.
  6. Whisk the wet ingredients one more time. Coat each tofu cube in the wet ingredients, then into the breadcrumb mixture. Pat with the breadcrumb mixture to get as much as possible on the tofu. Place on the prepared baking sheet with parchment paper.
  7. Bake for 15 minutes, then flip the pieces and bake for 15 more minutes, until golden and crispy. Serve immediately with dipping sauce of choice, and enjoy!

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