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Baked Buffalo Tofu Nuggets with Vegan Ranch Sauce (gluten-free)

These Baked Buffalo Tofu Nuggets are a fun snack or side dish for kids and adults alike! Serve them with a dairy-free ranch sauce for the ultimate appetizer. (vegan & gluten-free)

Prep Time:
45 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
1 hour 10 mins
These Baked Buffalo Tofu Nuggets are a fun snack or side dish for kids and adults alike! Serve them with a dairy-free ranch sauce for the ultimate appetizer. (vegan & gluten-free)
Author:
Emilie
Yield:
6-8 1x
Rating: 5 from 3 reviews

Ingredients

For the nuggets:

For the buffalo sauce:

For the ranch sauce:

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF. Lightly grease a baking sheet.
  2. Tear the pressed and drained tofu into 1-inch nugget shapes; place in a medium bowl. Add non-dairy milk and oil; stir to coat tofu evenly.
  3. In another medium bowl, add chickpea flour, starch, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, paprika, salt, and pepper; stir. Dredge each tofu nugget in the dry mixture and shake to remove excess flour. Place each nugget on the baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes.
  4. In a large bowl, add all buffalo sauce ingredients. Whisk to combine. When the tofu is done, add all nuggets to the bowl with the buffalo sauce; toss to coat evenly. Place the nuggets back on the baking sheet. Bake for 5 minutes, until crispy.
  5. In a blender, add silken tofu, non-dairy milk, garlic, lemon juice, vinegar, salt, onion powder, pepper, and maple syrup. Blend until smooth. Stir in dried parsley, chives, and dill. Pour the ranch into a bowl for serving.
  6. Serve the tofu nuggets with ranch sauce, ketchup, mustard, and any other dipping sauces!

Notes

*Use a tofu press, or wrap the tofu in paper towels and place in the sink with a heavy object on top. Press for 10-15 minutes.