Sweet and Spicy Tofu Nuggets

Crunchy, healthy, savory. These are a great gluten-free and vegan alternative to deep fried chicken wings when you are having a hankering for some saucy goodness. Spoiler alert: these are oven baked and “breaded” with millet flour. The best part? Nobody would ever know that.

I have searched high and low for the perfect solution for the right healthy flour and cooking conditions to create tofu nuggets that actually taste crunchy and delicious. After several science experiments in the family kitchen, I am happy to report that I’ve found it! The best news is that its quick and easy, because we can’t have it any other way.

Millet flour fantastically nutritious compared to unbleached white flour. It is a gluten free whole grain that has lots of protein, amino acids, fiber, magnesium, phosphorous, and manganese! It’s also very easy to digest compared to many other grains. The tofu is a bean curd that has a great deal of protein, iron and calcium and is a fantastic substitute to meat.

The sauce is created with materials from around the kitchen and is healthy-ish. These are best if stored in the refrigerator for up to 4-5 days and can be eaten solo, over your favorite grain or salad, or in a taco!

Sweet and Spicy Tofu Nuggets

tofu chicken nuggets, gluten free, vegetarian and vegan friendly
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine American, asian, Chinese, Japanese, thai
Servings 4 people


  • 1 package extra firm tofu
  • 1 cup millet flour
  • 3 tbsp sriracha
  • 2 tbsp hot sauce
  • 4 tbsp butter or vegan butter
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp agave


  • Preheat the oven to 475F. Next, press the tofu by putting something heavy on top of it and let it sit for 30 mins. Once it's pressed, slice it into small 1 inch cubes.
  • Put the tofu in a mixing bowl and cover with the millet flour. Grease a baking sheet and lay the tofu flat on it. Put it in the oven for 30 minutes, turning halfway.
  • While the tofu is cooking, make the sauce. Combine the butter, sriracha, hot sauce, paprika and agave in a small saucepan. Cook until it stats to boil and reduce to low heat for 5 minutes and stir frequently.
  • Once the tofu is cooked, glaze the nuggets with the homemade sauce. Enjoy!
Keyword gluten free, gluten free nuggets, healthy tofu, plant based, sweet and sour tofu, tofu nuggets, tofu recipes, vegan, vegetarian
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