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Baked Tofu Nuggets with Everything Bagel Spice (Vegan)

 These Baked Tofu Nuggets with Everything Bagel Spice are a delicious gluten free, vegetarian dinner that's easy and perfect for kids and adults alike! Baked and not fried, they're a great alternative to store-bought nuggets.
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Servings 15 - 17 nuggets
Calories 89kcal

Ingredients

  • 350 g extra firm tofu
  • ½ cup gluten free flour
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ cup dijon grainy mustard
  • ¼ cup water
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • 2 tbsp everything bagel spice plus extra for sprinkling

Dipping Sauce

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 F. Place a baking sheet in the oven to preheat for 10 minutes.
  • Rip the tofu into cubes.
  • Layer some paper towel onto a baking sheet, top with the tofu, add another layer of paper towel and press down with heavy items (books, pots etc.)
  • Mix together the flour, cornstarch and baking soda in one bowl.
  • In another bowl, mix together the mustard, water, garlic, onion, salt, pepper, paprika, and everything bagel spice.
  • Dip the tofu in the mustard mixture, then in the cornstarch.
  • Remove the pan from the oven and spritz with olive oil. Add the tofu and spray the tofu nuggets generously with olive oil. Sprinkle with additional everything bagel spice and bake for 12 minutes, flipping (and spritzing) half way through until golden brown and crispy.
  • To make the dip, mix together the mayonnaise, tahini, maple syrup and salt and pepper, to taste. Serve with the nuggets and enjoy!

Video

Notes

  • To get that authentic nugget like shape, I like to rip, not cut, my tofu into bite size pieces. If you prefer to cut them into equal cubes, you're welcomed to do so.
  • To make your own everything bagel spice mix, simply combine: 1 tbsp poppyseeds, 1 tbsp sesame seeds, 1 tbsp dried garlic flakes, 1 tbsp dried onion flakes, and1 tsp sea salt
  • Don't want to bake these? You can air fry them as well! Air fry at 400F for 12 minutes instead, shaking the basket at the half way point.

Nutrition

Calories: 89kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 218mg | Potassium: 65mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 39IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg