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Air Fryer Bang Bang Tofu Recipe (Vegan, Gluten Free)

Bang Bang Tofu in the Air Fryer is sweet, spicy, and loaded with flavor! A great vegan, gluten free, high protein dinner that is ready in 30 minutes. You can serve this bang bang tofu over rice or lo mein noodles, or make a delicious bang bang tofu bowl with your favorite vegetables!

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We are all about sweet and spicy tofu lately – especially when it’s crispy and cooked to perfection! This air fryer bang bang tofu recipe is a delicious way to get more plant based protein in your life.  The bright and flavorful sauce is perfect to drizzle over fresh and crispy tofu, straight out of the air fryer. This recipe has been on repeat for us lately – we love the amazing flavors which make a perfect dinner.

This Bang Bang Tofu Recipe Is:

  • Bright
  • Crispy
  • Fresh
  • Flavorful
  • Ready in under 30 Minutes
  • High in plant based protein
  • Vegan, gluten free, and SO good!

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Easy Air Fryer Tofu Recipes

This bang bang tofu (air fryer) is what I call an Easy Weeknight Meal – which is on your table in about 30 minutes.  These quick and simple recipes are perfect for those nights when you want a healthy homecooked meal but don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen. I have a whole section of The Herbeevore dedicated to Easy Weeknight Meals, that are great for the whole family. From soups and stews, to pastas and proteins – a healthy meal can be on your table in no time.  Even faster than ordering takeout!

What’s In This Vegan Bang Bang Tofu?

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One of the BEST Pantry Tofu Dinner Recipes

This crispy bang bang tofu recipe is a fantastic pantry-staple meal!  It uses almost all ingredients you would have in your dry pantry or cupboards – most of which you probably have on hand. Keeping a well-stocked pantry makes it easy to come up with delicious and healthy meals using a few staples you can rotate.  I made a list of my Top 125 Plant-Based Pantry Staples that always keep stocked. And you can check out all my favorite pantry staple ingredients in my Amazon shop here.  By stocking up on healthy whole ingredients you can cook delicious recipes without a trip to the store!

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How Do I Make Bang Bang Tofu Vegan?

For the Tofu

  1. Toss all tofu ingredients in a bowl, and mix until the tofu is well coated in the corn starch and spices.
  2. If air frying the tofu, place tofu in air fryer basket, and bake at 370 for 26 minutes, shaking the basket half way.

If baking the tofu, place on a sheet pan covered in parchment paper. Bake at 400 degrees for 40 minutes, flipping halfway during the cooking time.

For the Sauce

  1. Add all sauce ingredients to a blender, except the parsley.  Blend on low speed until all ingredients are well combined. Transfer the sauce to a bowl and top with parsley.
  2. Once tofu and sauce are finished, you can either dip the tofu directly into the sauce. Or mix the sauce and tofu until it is coated, and enjoy.

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Tofu Recipes In 30 Minutes!

This bang bang tofu is ready in about 30 minutes if you use the air fryer, and about 45 minutes if you use the oven. While the tofu is air frying/baking, you can blend the sauce and multitask. Everything will be ready at once. Cook up some rice in the rice cooker, and you have a delicious and flavorful meal ready in no time!

Crispy Bang Bang Tofu in the Air Fryer

We have a Cosori Air Fryer (it has legit over 30k positive reviews on Amazon 🙂 ) and we are in LOVE with this thing!  Since we don’t use a microwave, this air fryer is perfect for heating up things quickly. It’s been really fun to make all kinds of recipes in the Air Fryer: crispy vegetables, tofu, muffins, and it’s great for reheating leftovers.  I was an air fryer skeptic for a long time, but highly recommend this air fryer for anyone who loves to cook! I got this one for Christmas, so would also recommend this as a great gift for friends or family.

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Other High Protein Vegan Tofu Recipes We Love!

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Air Fryer Bang Bang Tofu

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Bang Bang Tofu in the Air Fryer is sweet, spicy, and loaded with flavor! A great vegan, gluten free, high protein dinner that is ready in 30 minutes. You can serve this bang bang tofu over rice or lo mein noodles, or make a delicious bang bang tofu bowl with your favorite vegetables!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 4 mins
Cook Time 26 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 307 kcal

Ingredients
  

For the Tofu

  • 1 16-ounce block extra firm tofu
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Montreal steak spice
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

For the Bang Bang Sauce

  • 1 12 ounce block tofu or 1 1/2 cups vegan mayo
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons agave syrup
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons Sriracha
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 lime juiced
  • Paprika and parsley for garnish

Instructions
 

For the Tofu

  • Toss all tofu ingredients in a bowl, and mix until the tofu is well coated in the corn starch and spices.
  • If air frying the tofu, place tofu in air fryer basket, and bake at 370 for 26 minutes, shaking the basket half way. (Oven Recipe In Notes Below)

For the Sauce

  • Add all sauce ingredients to a blender, except the parsley.  Blend on low speed until all ingredients are well combined. Transfer the sauce to a bowl and top with parsley.
  • Once tofu and sauce are finished, you can either dip the tofu directly into the sauce. Or mix the sauce and tofu until it is coated, and enjoy.
  • Tofu Recipes In 30 Minutes!
  • This bang bang tofu is ready in about 30 minutes if you use the air fryer, and about 45 minutes if you use the oven. While the tofu is air frying/baking, you can blend the sauce and multitask. Everything will be ready at once. Cook up some rice in the rice cooker, and you have a delicious and flavorful meal ready in no time!

Notes

Oven Directions

If you don't have an air fryer and want to make crispy tofu - toss together the ingredients for the tofu above, place on a sheet pan covered in parchment paper. Bake at 400 degrees for 40 minutes, flipping halfway during the cooking time.

Nutrition

Calories: 307kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 16gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 7gSodium: 66mgPotassium: 213mgFiber: 1gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 62IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 188mgIron: 3mg
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