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Close up of a pile of breaded, triangular tofu nuggets that are covered in a red sauce and topped with a sprinkle of chopped green onion.

Vegan Buffalo Tofu Nuggets

Create delicious and spicy buffalo tofu nuggets! This vegan hot wings recipe packs in as much or as little heat as you like.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American-inspired, Vegan
Keyword Baked tofu nuggets, Buffalo tofu nuggets
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 302kcal


  • Baking tray
  • Silicone baking mat
  • Cutting Board
  • Knife



  • Preheat the oven to 400 °F.
  • Slice the tofu into nugget-sized pieces. You can cut them into whatever shape or size you like. I prefer to make triangles that are ¼ the thickness of the tofu block (but this depends on the brand of tofu you use).
  • Ready a baking tray by covering it in parchment paper or a silicone baking mat and spray with a cooking/ oil spray. I use an avocado oil spray.
  • Set up 2 small plates and 1 small bowl to bread the tofu. On one plate, spread half the starch (start with 3 tbsp). Add ¼ C plant-based milk to the bowl. On the second plate, toss together ⅔ C panko breadcrumbs, 2 tbsp ground flaxseed, 1 tsp garlic powder, 1 tsp onion powder, 1 tsp smoked paprika, ½ tsp Old Bay, ¼ tsp salt, black pepper.
  • Bread each piece of tofu by coating it with starch (brush off excess starch; you want it covered but not a super thick layer) then dipping into the plant-based milk. Place the piece of tofu into the bread crumbs and lightly press onto all sides of the tofu. Place breaded tofu onto the prepared baking tray. Repeat for all tofu pieces.
  • Spray the tofu nuggets with cooking/ oil spray then bake for 20-25 minutes, flipping halfway through, until the nuggets are browned and crispy (browning may be difficult to see if the breadcrumb coating is made with whole wheat panko).
  • To prepare the buffalo tofu nuggets, place baked nuggets into a large bowl and toss them around with buffalo sauce. Alternatively, you can dip the nuggets into buffalo sauce; this way the nuggets stay crispy.
  • Serve with a creamy sauce or dip!



Accuracy of nutrition information cannot be guaranteed (certain ingredients may not have all nutrients listed in the database); amounts may vary (and will vary depending on brands of ingredients used); all nutrition fact values rounded to the nearest whole number.


Serving: 1Serving (1/4 of recipe) | Calories: 302kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Sodium: 937mg | Potassium: 225mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 911IU | Calcium: 353mg | Iron: 3mg