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Tofu Nuggets with Maple Dijon Dipping Sauce (Vegan, Oil-free, & Gluten free)

These tofu nuggets are the perfect recipe to try if you're unsure if you like tofu or if you have never cooked it before. It's super simple to make and delicious! Serve the nuggets on their own, with fries or on a salad.

Nugget Ingredients:

  • 12-14 oz block of extra firm tofu

  • 2 & 1/2 tbsp nutritional yeast

  • 1 & 1/2 tsp garlic powder

  • 1 & 1/2 tsp onion powder

  • 1 & 1/2 tsp paprika

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1/4-1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)

Maple Dijon Sauce Ingredients:

  • 3 tbsp dijon mustard

  • 3 tbsp maple syrup

  • 1 tsp garlic powder

  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat your oven to 450°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.

  2. Drain the liquid from the tofu package and cut the tofu into bite size squares. Try to keep them about the same size, so they cook evenly.

  3. Mix the nugget spices together in a bowl and then either dip each pieces of tofu into the mix or add the tofu to a large bowl then sprinkle the spice mix over it. Cover the bowl with a plate or another bowl and carefully shake the tofu until it's evenly coated. You want each side of the tofu to be coated in the spices. Then place the tofu on the lined baking sheet, half an inch apart from each other.

  4. Bake at 450°F for 20 minutes. Flip then bake for an additional 10 minutes. Cooking time may vary slightly, depending on your oven or how big your tofu pieces are.

  5. Mix together the maple dijon sauce ingredients and serve with your tofu nuggets or use your favorite dipping sauce.

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