Crispy Baked Tofu Coated in Quinoa Flakes

Updated: Oct 21, 2020

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

Ingredients

  • Tofu
    Tofu
  • Quinoa Flakes
    Quinoa Flakes
  • Nutritional yeast
    Nutritional yeast
  • onion powder
    onion powder
  • Black Pepper
    Black Pepper
  • Salt
    Salt
  • Olive Oil
    Olive Oil
  • Whole Milk
    Whole Milk
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
    Apple Cider Vinegar
  • cornstarch
    cornstarch
  • 14 ounces of Tofu (firm)
  • 3/4 cups of Quinoa Flakes
  • 2 tablespoons of Nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Ground garlic
  • 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 clove of Cornstarch

Directions

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)