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Vegan Tofu Nuggets with Sweet & Sour Sauce

Tofu nuggets are a classic recipe for beginner vegans and those who are first cooking with tofu. Its an easy way to experiment with an ingredient that a lot of people find intimidating.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: nugget, sweet and sour, tofu, vegan
Servings: 4


  • 450 g block pressed extra firm tofu
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons melted vegan butter
  • ¼ cup buffalo hot sauce
  • oil for frying

sweet and sour sauce

  • 1 cup plum sauce
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 3 teaspoons corn starch
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons water


  • Cut the tofu into a large dice, about 2 by 2cm.
  • Combine the almond milk, melted butter and hot sauce in a bowl and mix. In a separate bowl mix together the flour, salt, pepper and spices
  • Heat oil to 180°C in a large saucepan or Dutch oven.
  • Coat the tofu pieces, a few at a time, in the flour mix then in the milk mixture then again in the flour. Fry for in batches for 5 minutes or until crisp and golden. Transfer onto paper towel to drain before serving.
  • To make the sauce, heat all ingredients in a small saucepan over medium while whisking until it reaches an even consistency. Simmer stirring occasionally for 7 minutes or until slightly thickened. Remove from pan and allow to cool before serving.