Kid-Friendly Baked Tofu Nuggets

These breaded nuggets become firm and chewy as they bake. Kids enjoy dipping them into their favorite sauce. With the oven running at 425 degrees F, consider roasting a few vegetables at the same time.

Serves: 4 (4 to 6 kid-sized servings)

  • 16-ounce tub firm or extra firm tofu
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons wheat germ
  • 2 tablespoons cornmeal
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • Marinara or barbecue sauce (warmed), ketchup,
    or Quick Tartar Sauce

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F..

Cut the tofu into 1/2-inch-thick slices crosswise to get 6 slabs. Blot well between clean tea-towels or several layers of paper towel. Cut each slab crosswise into 4 sections to get 1/2 by 2-inch nuggets.

In a large mixing bowl, gently toss the tofu with the oil until evenly coated.

Combine the remaining ingredients in a large plastic freezer bag or produce bag and shake to combine. Add the tofu and shake gently until the tofu pieces are evenly coated.

Arrange in a single layer on a lightly oiled nonstick baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes, then turn carefully and bake for another 10 minutes, or until golden and firm. Serve with sauce of your choice.

Nutrition information
Per serving: Calories: 221; Total fat: 13g;  Protein: 19g;  Fiber: 3.3g;  Carbs: 11g;  Sodium: 188mg

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