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Tofu Nuggets - Vegan Chicken Nuggets

Crispy tofu nuggets that will remind you of vegan chicken nuggets! High in protein, crispy, and incredibly delicious!
Course Snack
Cuisine Vegan
Keyword tofu chicken nuggets, tofu nuggets, vegan chicken nuggets
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 Nuggets
Calories 121kcal
Author Aline Cueni



Tofu Nuggets


  • Cover the tofu in a paper towel and press to remove excess water (or use a tofu press). Slice the tofu in 8 thin triangles (or sticks/square/rectangle - whichever you prefer).
  • Mix all the ingredients for the marinade in a small bowl. Brush each tofu piece with it and place them in a deep dish or plate. Set aside to marinade while you prepare the rest of the ingredients. → Feel free to marinade the tofu covered overnight in the fridge.
  • Place the cornflakes in a food processor and pulse a few times until it resembles coarse crumbs. If you don't have a food processor, place them in a zipblog bag and crunch using a rolling pin.
  • Prepare 3 deep dishes: 1. Flour, 2. Mix dairy-free milk and cornstarch, 3. Cornflakes.
  • Using two forks, dip each tofu first in the flour, then in the milk-cornstarch-mix, and then in the cornflakes. Make sure to gently press the cornflakes onto the tofu using your fingers. → To make them stick better to the tofu!
  • Heat a skillet with oil and fry each side for about 5 minutes until golden brown. → Place them on a paper towel to remove excess oil before serving.
  • I love to serve them with mango chutney!



  • Leftovers can be stored for up to two days in the fridge. However, they lose their chirpiness when stored in the refrigerator. I like to eat them chilled out of the fridge, but you can reheat them in a skillet with some oil if you prefer crispy and warm tofu nuggets.
  • Gluten-Free? Use tamari (gluten-free soy sauce) and gluten-free flour. 


Calories: 121kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 336mg | Potassium: 85mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 178IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 3mg