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Vegan Air-Fried Tofu Nuggets (oil-free)

Crispy on the outside, soft on the inside and perfect for dipping. Make in the air fryer or in the oven at a high temperature.
Cook Time10 mins
Course: dinner, healthy dinner, Lunch, oil-free dinner, Snack, vegan dinner, wfpb dinner
Cuisine: American, Oil-free, Plant-based, Vegan, WFPB
Keyword: air-fried tofu, air-fryer, air-fryer recipes, oil-free tofu, tofu, vegan tofu
Servings: 5 servings
Calories: 130kcal


  • Air-Fryer


  • 1 block high protein tofu or VERY firm pressed and drained
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • ketchup for dipping or other condiment of choice


  • Cut the tofu into bite size cubes and then use a bowl or bag and shake it with the spices.
  • Add into the air fryer and cook for 10-15 minutes at 400 degrees F, shaking halfway through. For the oven route, bake at 475 on a baking sheet with parchment for 15 minutes on each side or until desired crispiness.
  • Serve with dipping sauce and enjoy fresh!


My tofu was 130 calories per servingĀ  (1/5 of the block) and I used the high protein tofu from Trader Joe's.