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Panko Tofu Bites Recipe

Panko crumbed Tofu

Panko Tofu Bites

Course Lunch, Snack, Starter
Cuisine Modern


  • Vortex Air Fryer


  • 1 Block of firm tofu pressed and torn into pieces

For the marinade

  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp ground paprika
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 5 tbsp water

For the batter

  • 4 tbsp plain flour
  • 200 ml plant-based milk
  • ½ lemon juiced

For the crumb

  • 100 g panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp ground paprika
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes
  • 2 tsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp salt


  • In a large bowl, mix the marinade ingredients together and marinade the torn pieces of tofu. Leave to marinate for at least 30 mins.
  • In one bowl, combine the batter ingredients, and in a second bowl combine the crumb ingredients, and set aside for later.
  • Take out the pieces of marinated tofu and dip into the batter then cover with the crumb. Repeat until all pieces of tofu is battered and crumbed.
  • Spray the Vortex cooking chamber with cooking oil, as well as brush the pieces of tofu liberally with oil.
  • Select Air Fry and adjust the temperature to 205°C and set the time to 10 minutes, then press start to preheat.
  • Add the tofu nuggets when prompted, and flip over when prompted to turn food.
  • Continue to cook until the tofu is crispy, and enjoy hot with your choice of dip.


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Recipe by: @vernahungrybanana
Keyword Air Fryer, vegan, vegetarian