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Air Fryer Tofu Nuggets Recipe (Vegan, Gluten Free)

These air fryer tofu nuggets are perfectly crispy, simple to make, and ready in 30 minutes! A high protein plant based dinner or snack!  A great way for kids to eat more plant protein, and also perfect for adults to add to a grain bowl for some extra protein.

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I love our air fryer, especially how it turns a plain block of tofu into crispy delicious air fryer tofu nuggets with just a few ingredients! We use our air fryer weekly for crisping up potatoes or reheating leftover pizza. I prefer using my air fryer over the oven, as my recipes take less oil to make and less time to cook. These air fryer vegan chicken nuggets are a quick and healthy addition to your dinner plate.

These Air Fryer Tofu Nuggets Are:

  • Crispy on the outside
  • Juicy in the middle
  • Crispy
  • Delicious
  • Satisfying
  • Loaded with Flavor
  • Ready in 30 Minutes
  • A Great High Protein Vegan or Vegetarian Dinner for Kids & Adults

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Perfect 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.

What’s In These Air Fryer Vegan Chicken Nuggets?

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Easy 30 Minute Tofu Recipes

This crispy air fryer tofu nuggets recipe 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!

How Do I Make Vegan Chicken Nuggets in the Air Fryer?

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 370 degrees.
  2. Cut tofu into 1 inch cubes, and add to a bowl. Add all ingredients to a bowl, and mix well to combine. Make sure each piece of tofu is coated evenly in spices and corn starch.
  3. When air fryer is finished preheating, add the tofu to the air fryer basket. Cook at 370 for 26 minutes, shaking halfway.
  4. Once finished cooking, carefully plate the tofu (the air fryer basket will be hot) and dip into your favorite sauces, add the crispy tofu nuggets to a veggie bowl or salad, and enjoy!

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One of the BEST Pantry Staple Tofu Recipes

This air fryer vegan chicken nuggets recipe is a fantastic pantry-staple meal – you can use shelf stable tofu or fresh if you have it!  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!

Other Delicious Tofu Recipes You’ll Love!

Sticky Garlic Noodles with Tofu Recipe (Vegan, Gluten Free)

Vegan Butter Tofu Recipe (Gluten Free, High Protein, Dairy Free)

Turmeric Tofu Salad Sandwich (Vegan, Gluten Free)

Crispy Tahini Tofu Wraps (Vegan, Gluten Free, Nut Free)

Tofu Mac and Cheese Recipe (Vegan, Gluten Free)

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Air Fryer Tofu Nuggets

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These air fryer tofu nuggets are perfectly crispy, simple to make, and ready in 30 minutes! A high protein plant based dinner or snack!  A great way for kids to eat more plant protein, and also perfect for adults to add to a grain bowl for some extra protein.
5 from 1 vote
Cook Time 26 mins
Total Time 26 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 121 kcal

Equipment

  • Air Fryer

Ingredients
  

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

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the air fryer to 370 degrees.
  • Cut tofu into 1 inch cubes, and add to a bowl. Add all ingredients to a bowl, and mix well to combine. Make sure each piece of tofu is coated evenly in spices and corn starch.
  • When air fryer is finished preheating, add the tofu to the air fryer basket. Cook at 370 for 26 minutes, shaking halfway.
  • Once finished cooking, carefully plate the tofu (the air fryer basket will be hot) and dip into your favorite sauces, add the crispy tofu nuggets to a veggie bowl or salad, and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 121kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 9gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 78mgPotassium: 215mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 40IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 43mgIron: 2mg
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