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Cajun Tofu Nuggets

These Cajun Tofu Nuggets are breaded in cornflakes with just a hint of cajun spice. Paired with dueling sauces, this meatless dish is perfect for kids AND adults!
Course Healthy Junk, Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 -3
Author Brewing Happiness

Ingredients

  • 1 package extra firm tofu
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour (sub gluten free all purpose flour)
  • 1 teaspoon nutritional yeast
  • 1 tablespoon cajun spice
  • 7 tablespoons water
  • 2 cups cornflakes
  • 1 cup grapeseed oil (sub vegetable or olive oil)

Chipotle Mayo Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup vegan mayo (sub greek yogurt)
  • 1/4 cup Ketchup
  • 1-2 tablespoons Sriracha (sub garlic chili sauce)

Health-ified Honey Mustard Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup vegan mayo (sub greek yogurt)
  • 2 tablespoons stone ground mustard
  • 1/8 cup honey (sub coconut nectar)

Instructions

  1. In a plastic bag or in a bowl, crush up all of the corn flakes, until they are in nearly uniform small flakes. Then put them in a large bowl and set aside.
  2. Take the tofu and cut it up into nugget-sized rectangles. (Whatever that means to you!) Set aside
  3. Mix all of the batter ingredients (except the cornflakes) in separate a bowl until it becomes thick and sticky.
  4. Take one tofu rectangle and roll it in your cajun spiced batter until it's well covered, then roll it around in cornflakes - applying soft pressure to make them stick. Do this for all nuggets.
  5. Heat the grapeseed oil over medium-high heat.
  6. Throw your nuggets into the oil, letting them cook for 20-40 seconds on each side.
  7. Place the nuggets on a paper towel when done to let the oil drain. Do this until you are out of tofu.
  8. Then mix together your Chipotle "Mayo" ingredients and your Health-ified Honey Mustard ingredients in two small bowls. Dip your nuggets in the sauces and EAT UP.

Recipe Notes

*If you can't find extra firm or high protein tofu, you can use firm tofu. You will just have to pack it together to get it to hold shape.