Dinner, Vegan, Vegetarian

Crispy Tofu Nuggets

Cooking method:

  • Prep Time: 2 hours
  • Total time: 2h 25 mins
  • Skill Easy
  • Serves 4 people

Crispy Tofu Nuggets

Try this vegan take on chicken nuggets using firm tofu and a blend of spices.

The Ninja Foodi Multi-Cooker does a fantastic job of making these tofu nuggets moreishly crispy.

Utensils required


Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Milk, Nuts


  • 1 x 400g block firm tofu
  • 1/3 cup oat milk
  • 3 tbsp almond flour
  • 2 tbsp plain white gluten-free flour
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp vegetable stock powder
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/8tsp garlic granules
  • 1/8tsp turmeric powder

Cooking mode

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  • Step 1

    Drain the tofu and press in a tofu press to remove more water for crispier tofu. Use a tofu press. Alternatively, wrap the tofu in a clean kitchen towel and place it between two chopping boards, then pile several heavy books on top and leave it for 2-3 hours

  • Step 2

    Once the tofu has been drained/ pressed, use your hands to break it into ‘nugget’ sized chunks. You can cut it into pieces if you would prefer, but I think the ragged edges are better to hold the coating and make them look like typical chicken nuggets

  • Step 3

    Pour the oat milk into a shallow bowl

  • Step 4

    In a separate shallow bowl, mix together all of the remaining ingredients

  • Step 5

    Take a piece of tofu and coat it in milk, followed by the coating. Make sure that all of the sides are covered. Then place it in the Ninja FoodiCook & Crisp Basket. Repeat until all of the tofu is coated

  • Step 6

    Seal the lid of the Foodi. Select ‘Air Crisp’ at 210°C for 20 minutes. Then press Start

  • Step 7

    Once the nuggets are ready you can serve them with chips and beans or a side salad