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air fryer tofu nuggets with sauce

Air Fryer Tofu Nuggets

Air Fryer Tofu Nuggets are easy to make, super crispy and addictive. I served these nuggets with a homemade lime chipotle dipping sauce!
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Appetizer, dinner, lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 2 people


  • Air Fryer


  • 14 oz block EXTRA firm tofu
  • 1 tablespoon tapioca flour or cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon coconut aminos, tamari or soy sauce
  • ½ tablespoon avocado oil


  • First, press the moisture out of the tofu. Use paper towels or a dish towel. Wrap the towel/s around the block of tofu and press all sides very well to drain the moisture. You could also use a tofu press. I purchased mine from Amazon. The drier the tofu, the crispier!
  • Next, cut your tofu into cubes.
  • To a bowl, add cubed tofu, tapioca flour or cornstarch, garlic powder, paprika, chili powder, salt and pepper, coconut aminos, tamari or soy sauce and avocado oil. Gently combine everything without breaking the tofu.
  • Transfer the tofu to an air fryer sprayed with avocado oil. This will prevent the tofu from sticking. Line up the tofu next to each other. Do not stack the tofu or the nuggets will not get crispy. You might have to make this recipe in two batches if you have a smaller air fryer.
  • Air fry at 400 degrees F for 15-20 minutes, or until crispy. (Timing will vary slightly depending on the type of air fryer you have.)
  • Serve with ketchup or lime chipotle sauce!
  • To make the lime chipotle sauce, combine 2 tablespoons of avocado oil mayo with ⅓ cup plain Greek yogurt (or vegan Greek style yogurt), 2 tablespoons canned chipotles in adobo, the juice of 1 lime and salt and pepper to taste.


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