This Air Fryer Tofu develops an incredible crispy crust with the help of a flavor-packed spice mix. Perfect for salads, bowls, or served as vegan nuggets.
This crispy tofu gets coated in a heavy handed spice mixture that acts as a (gluten free) breading. It’s the secret for perfectly crispy, not chewy, air fryer tofu. Bonus — it packs in the flavor!
Reasons to love this recipe!
Uses just 8 ingredients – most of which are pantry staples!
Is faster and easier than baking crispy tofu in the oven.
So versatile! Use the tofu on salads, bowls, or enjoy as nuggets or in tacos.
Is vegan, gluten free, vegetarian, and can be made oil free!
1 (15.5) oz container sprouted tofu, drained, not pressed
2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon cornstarch
½ teaspoon smoked paprika
½ teaspoon chili powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon olive oil
Pat the tofu dry with paper towels and do not press. Pressing often leads to dry tofu, we want crispy, juicy, flavorful tofu. Cut into 1-inch cubes.
Add the tofu to a bowl and all the ingredients except the oil. Toss until the tofu is well coated and very little dry seasoning is left in the bottom of the bowl. Add the oil to the bowl and toss again until everything is evenly coated.
Preheat your air fryer to 375 degrees. Add the tofu in an even layer, cooking in two batches, if needed. Cook for 15 minutes, shaking once halfway through.