baked and breaded tofu bites on light pink background with parsley

Baked Tofu Nuggets

These breaded tofu nuggets are so easy to make and baked to perfection! Great for grain bowls, salads, on their own for a healthy meal. You're just FOUR ingredients away from making this delicious vegan recipe!
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Healthy, Plant Based, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword baked and breaded tofu, tofu dinner recipe, vegetarian dinner recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 94kcal
Author Amanda


  • 1 block extra firm tofu
  • 1/3 cup tamari (can substitute with soy sauce)
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat breadcrumbs (can substitute with regular wheat or panko breadcrumbs)
  • 1 Tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Remove tofu from packaging and wrap with paper towels or kitchen towel.
  • Place tofu block on a plate and put another plate on top. Add heavy objects to the top of the plate and let the tofu sit for 20 minutes
  • Unwrap tofu and cut into cubes. One block of tofu should yield around 40 cubes.
  • Place in medium-sized mixing bowl and pour tamari on top. Use a rubber spatula to stir. Let sit for 10 minutes.
  • In another mixing bowl, mix breadcrumbs and seasonings. Add marinaded tofu mix to coat evenly.
  • Place the tofu on a nonstick baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes. Flip, and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and let cool. Leftovers keep for 5-7 days.



If you use soy sauce instead of tamari, omit the additional salt. Soy sauce contains a lot more sodium than tamari!


Serving: 10cubes (1/4 recipe) | Calories: 94kcal | Carbohydrates: 11.8g | Protein: 6.2g | Fat: 2.7g | Saturated Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 1734mg | Potassium: 113mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1.7g | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 1.6mg