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Plant Based Buffalo Tofu Tenders – Healthyish Foods

Buffalo Tofu Tenders

Spicy, crispy and beyond delicious, these plant-based buffalo tofu tenders are the perfect appetizer for any gathering. Serve these buffalo tofu tenders with a side of vegan ranch
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Spicy Buffalo Sauce

  • 4 tablespoons butter, Earth Balance
  • ¾ cup hot sauce, Frank's Red Hot
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper

Tofu Tenders

  • 1 block super firm tofu, press out moisture
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • ¼ cup egg substitute, JUST egg
  • ¾ cup panko breadcrumbs
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • teaspoon paprika


  • baking tray
  • sauce pot
  • mixing bowl


  • 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 cornstarch to one plate and the egg substitute to the second plate. On the third plate, you’ll add the breadcrumbs and spices. This includes, panko, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and paprika.
  • Coat the tofu pieces with the cornstarch, then dredge them through 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!


Serving: 2tenders with sauce, Calories: 265kcal, Carbohydrates: 17g, Protein: 12g, Fat: 16g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g, Monounsaturated Fat: 4g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 30mg, Sodium: 1698mg, Potassium: 132mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 464IU, Vitamin C: 34mg, Calcium: 164mg, Iron: 2mg