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Gluten Free Crispy Baked Tofu Nuggets

  • Author: Mia Zarlengo
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 servings 1x
  • Category: Lunch, Dinner


Easy gluten free and vegan crispy baked tofu nuggets!


  • 2 blocks of extra firm tofu
  • 1/4 cup coconut aminos (or sub gluten free soy sauce)

For the breading:

  • 1 cup crushed tortilla chips (measure after crushing in blender)
  • 1/4 cup almond flour (can sub gluten free all purpose flour)
  • 1 tbsp tapioca starch (can sub corn starch)
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 2 tsp Italian seasonings
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • Dash of black pepper
  • Optional: cayenne, to taste, for spicy nuggets


  1. Press out some of the liquid from the tofu using clean kitchen towels or paper towels. Cut tofu into cubes and lay flat on a plate. Sprinkle with the coconut aminos and set aside.
  2. Make your breading by crushing tortilla chips in a blender then mixing in a shallow bowl with the remaining ingredients.
  3. Preheat 400°F oven to and generously grease a baking pan.
  4. Dip each tofu cube into the breading on all sides, then lay each cube on the greased baking pan.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes, flip, and bake for another 20 minutes. Serve with desired sauce and sides or on a wrap and enjoy! Reheat leftovers in the oven at 400°F or in the air fryer until crispy and heated through.