Baked Tofu Nuggets

These breaded nuggets become firm and chewy as they bake.

Author:Inspired by Vegetarian Times, 1999.09
Yield:6 kid-size serving
Prep time: 00:15
Cook time: 00:20
Category:Main Courses


16- oz. firm tofu, well drained
large egg white
3 tbsp. wheat germ
2 tbsp. yellow cornmeal
1 tsp. salt
 ketsjup, marinara or barbecue sauce, warmed


  1. Preheat oven to 400 °F (195 °C). Lightly oil nonstick baking sheet.
  2. Cut tofu into 1/2"-thick slices. Blot well between kitchen towels or several layers of paper towels, then cut into 1/2" cubes.
  3. In a shallow bowl, beat egg white with a fork. Add tofu cubes; stir gently to coat.
  4. In small bowl, mix together wheat germ, cornmeal and seasoned salt until well combined. Add tofu in small batches and toss until evenly coated.
  5. Transfer tofu to prepared baking sheet, spacing well apart. Bake until golden and firm, 15 to 20 minutes, turning with spatula every 5 minutes.
  6. Serve hot with sauce for dipping or topping.


Nutrition Facts

6 kid-size serving per recipe

Serving size 1 serving

Amount per serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Total Carbohydrate 9g3%
Dietary Fiber 2g8%
Total Sugars
Includes Added Sugars
Protein 11g

The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrition in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.