Buffalo Tofu Bites

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!

Buffalo Tofu Bites

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!

Buffalo Tofu Bites

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…

Buffalo Tofu Bites

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!

Buffalo Tofu Bites

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

Course Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Baked, Buffalo, Tofu
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 1 package extra firm tofu (drained and cut into cubes)

Bowl #1

  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch

Bowl #2

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 tsp liquid smoke

Bowl #3

  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder

Sauce Mix

  • 1 tbsp melted vegan butter
  • 1/2 cup buffalo sauce

Instructions

  • 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!

8 Comments

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  2. 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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  4. 5 stars
    We just made these tonight and they were great!

  5. 5 stars
    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

  6. 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?

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