Tofu is soooo versatile (and a little controversial too)! One of my favorite (and most popular) recipes to date has been my Chicken Fried Tofu. I can totally see why! I think one of the most important things to have when it comes to cooking tasty vegan food is texture and taste. ESPECIALLY when it comes to cooking tofu! These buffalo tofu bites have got both!
Tofu is the perfect blank slate to create whatever you’d like, but more often than not this is what trips people up. If you’re looking for a quick introduction to tofu, I think this is a great place to start! The ingredients are pretty common and using the oven keeps you from having to actually fry them, without sacrificing crispiness!
I’ll be honest with you, the process can get a little messy (all the dipping), but it’s worth it! The end result is a perfectly crispy tofu nugget that you could use for a variety of things. But you’re here for buffalo tofu bites, so read on…
When I was testing this recipe, one of the tricky parts about making these buffalo tofu nuggets was maintaining the crispy texture. As you might imagine, most crispy food that is submerged in liquid will become soft. However, I found that if I bake them in the oven, then quickly toss them in the buffalo sauce mix, they don’t get all soggy! WIN!
Wondering about reheating these? I was too. I’ve found that the best way to reheat these buffalo tofu bites is by placing them in the oven for about 15 minutes at 425 degrees.
These buffalo tofu bites were the perfect addition to my kale salad! I topped it with my homemade vegan ranch (recipe can be found in the body of this post). Try out these baked buffalo tofu bites and let me know what you think!
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Baked Buffalo Tofu Bites
- 1 package extra firm tofu (drained and cut into cubes)
- 1 cup flour
- 2 tbsp cornstarch
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1/2 tsp liquid smoke
- 1 cup bread crumbs
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp chili powder
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1 tbsp melted vegan butter
- 1/2 cup buffalo sauce
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- Dice the drained tofu into cubes of your preferred size.
- Combine the ingredients for each of the 3 separate bowls.
- Take each piece of tofu and dip it in each bowl until coated. After dipping in bowl #3, transfer each piece of tofu to a baking pan.
- Once complete, place in the oven and cook for 20 minutes, then flip and cook for another 5-10 minutes until lightly browned.
- While the tofu pieces are cooking, begin mixing together the sauce ingredients. Set aside.
- Once the tofu pieces are done cooking, lightly toss them in the buffalo sauce and serve immediately. Enjoy!
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I made this the other day. I think I did something wrong because the tofu bites were a bit “tough”. The only thing different that I did was use Oat milk instead of almond milk.
Hey Nicole, that’s never happened to me before. What kind of tofu did you use? Are you sure you were using the right oven setting and baking time?
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We just made these tonight and they were great!
This is the first time I’ve ever cooked with tofu and it was absolutely delicious!! This recipe is perfect and they turned out perfectly crispy on the outside and moist in the middle! Can’t wait to make this again! Ill never eat buffalo wings again
Any suggestions on what I could substitute for the almond milk? I’m vegetarian, so it’s not something I keep stocked, typically.
Egg? Dairy milk?
Hey Sarah, I haven’t tried it, but I’d imagine dairy milk should work! Lmk how it goes!
Wow I loved them. My cooking game has really stepped up since I have been following your website!
Please keep the recipes coming!
I love discovering new ingredients I was afraid of before. The liquid smoke smelled so amazing and it was just a small part of the recipe! So i took the bites (I used Italian Breadcrumbs instead of plain) and put them on Minnie Hawaiian Bread sliders toped with cilantro, parsley, jalapeño, tomato, red onion, and more sauce. It was Delicious and filling!
Don’t be afraid to add you’re own twist!
Hey, these were totes amaze I totes loved them they totes were what I needed in these hard times when we’re all struggling. My little baby loved them (She basically devoured them). I have made some things from scratch but I don’t think I’m great.:( I’m still working on it though! You can always get better if you just try and try and try and try and try and try and try and try again. Phew got a bit carried away. He he. Anyway I just wanted to let you know that these were great and with these recipes you could go on to do amazing things Desirée! I love you all during these totes hard times. ILY. Btw I love you all.
This recipe is amazing! It tastes just like chicken. I’ve been craving buffalo wings and this hit the spot!