These Easy Oil-Free Crispy Cajun Baked Tofu Nuggets, are do die for! They are crispy, chewy, and full of spice and flavor! Incredibly easy to make and can be enjoyed both hot or cold!
These Easy Oil-Free Crispy Cajun Baked Tofu Nuggets are a wonderful addition to any salad, wrap, or Buddha bowl. It’s also a great appetizer or snack! Homemade baked tofu tastes so much better than store-bought, and it’s easy to make. This simple tofu recipe is vegan, oil-free, and gluten-free.
If you have an air fryer, you can air fry your tofu on 400° for 15 minutes, shaking the basket at about the halfway point.
What’s important about this recipe – is to use extra-firm tofu! If not, you will need to press it!
If you plan on using this cajun tofu in sandwiches, you can cut it into slabs, rather than cubes. Bake it for half an hour, but you only need to flip the pieces once, after about 15 minutes.
Shall we give this easy yummy tofu a go?
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Recipe serves 4
14- ounce package extra-firm tofu drained and pressed
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon tamari ( or soy sauce )
1 tablespoon water or vegetable stock
3 tablespoons cornstarch
3 tablespoons Cajun seasoning
1 teaspoon of garlic powder
½ teaspoon of sea salt
1. Cut the tofu in cubes, about 1” each, and place in a shallow dish or bowl.
In a small bowl, whisk together the apple cider vinegar, tamari, and water or stock. Marinate the tofu in the mixture for about 30 minutes until most of the liquid has been absorbed. Toss the tofu occasionally so all sides absorb the liquid. You can allow the tofu to marinate for several hours in the fridge if you like.
2. Preheat your oven to 400°F/200C and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Mix the cornstarch, cajun, garlic powder and sea salt together in a shallow dish. Toss the tofu cubes in the mixture, making sure each piece is totally covered.
3. Place the tofu on the baking sheet, and bake for 30 minutes until golden brown, flipping the pieces every 10 minutes to ensure that each side browns.
Allow the tofu to cool for about 10 minutes before serving. The tofu will get denser and chewier after it cools.