Crispy Baked Tofu Coated in Quinoa Flakes

Updated: Jun 05, 2023

Crispy Baked Tofu Coated in Quinoa Flakes
General Information
  • Entrees
  • Savory
  • 57 minutes
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten-Free
  • 4 servings


  • Tofu
  • Nutritional yeast
    Nutritional yeast
  • onion powder
    Onion powder
  • Garlic powder
    Garlic powder
  • Paprika powder
    Paprika powder
  • Salt
  • Olive Oil
    Olive oil
  • Whole Milk
    Whole milk
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
    Apple cider vinegar
  • cornstarch
  • 14 ounces of tofu (firm)
  • 3/4 cups of HerbaZest Quinoa Flakes
  • 2 tablespoons of nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon of onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon of paprika powder
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 cup of whole milk (or non-dairy)
  • 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup of cornstarch


Made of soy, tofu is a good source of complete protein and phytoestrogens, making it a valuable addition to a plant-based diet. This baked tofu is coated in a deliciously seasoned, flaked quinoa, which also contains all essential amino acids. The resulting tofu nuggets come out crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Drain water off tofu and press out of the remaining liquid with a paper towel. Cut into bite-sized pieces.(5 minutes)
  2. Prepare three different bowls and fill them as follows: cornstarch in the first bowl; milk mixed with apple cider vinegar in the second bowl; and quinoa flakes with all of the spices and olive oil in the third bowl.(2 minutes)
  3. Lightly grease a baking sheet.
  4. Take each piece of tofu and cover it in cornstarch. Then dip them in the milk mixture, followed by seasoned quinoa flake mixture. Place them on a baking sheet and bake for 30-40 minutes, flipping them halfway through.(50 minutes)