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Plant Based Buffalo Tofu Tenders – Healthyish Foods

Plant Based Buffalo Tofu Tenders

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Ingredients

Spicy Buffalo Sauce

  • 4 tablespoons butter , I used earth balance
  • 3/4 cup hot sauce , I used Frank's red hot
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Tofu Tenders

  • 1 package super firm tofu
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup egg substitute , JUST egg
  • 3/4 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika

Equipment

  • baking tray
  • sauce pot
  • mixing bowl

Instructions 

  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  • Spray a baking tray with cooking spray and set it aside.
  • Open the super firm tofu and press out all of the moisture using a paper towel or kitchen towel.
  • Cut the tofu into 8 evenly sized rectangles.
  • Prepare the breading station.
  • Grab 3 plates. Add the cornstarch to one plate and the egg substitute to the second plate. On the third plate you’ll prepare the breading.
  • Combine the panko, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and paprika on the third plate.
  • Coat the tofu pieces with the cornstarch, then the egg wash.
  • Next, you’ll dredge the tofu through the panko mixture. Making sure all sides are well coated.
  • Place the tofu on the baking tray. Repeat until all 8 pieces are breaded.
  • Spray the tofu pieces with more cooking spray to help them get crispy on top.
  • Bake for 40 minutes. Turn the tofu every 10 minutes.
  • Broil for the final 2- 3 minutes to give them an extra crispy crust.

Prepare the buffalo sauce:

  • Grab a saucepan and place it over medium heat. Add the vegan butter, red hot sauce, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Stir until well combined.
  • Once the tofu tenders are fully cooked, add them to a mixing bowl and pour the buffalo sauce on top.
  • Using a spoon gently toss the tenders to make sure they are well coated in the buffalo sauce.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!