Crunchy Tofu Nugget Sticks

If you liked fish fingers then you’ll love these Crunchy Tofu Nugget Sticks tenfold since they’re ten times crunchier- literally the sound is deafening on a video playback! Made just with just 4 ingredients and baked in the oven, they’re definitely a healthier option.

top view of golden crispy breaded tofu fingers with bite taken from one to reveal white textured inside held by hand above white metal tray filled with several crispy fingers on wooden board next to ketchup

These tofu nugget sticks are insanely crunchy and neutral in taste so they work well with any type of dipping sauce or side. They’re all about the texture and the crumb coating! Packed with protein, they’re definitely a delicious way of getting tofu in to your day!

close up of golden brown crispy breaded tofu finger with bite taken revealing white textured inside on pile of several other crispy battered fingers

Questions about Crunchy Tofu Nugget Sticks

How can I store leftovers? These can live in the fridge for around 3 days or in the freezer for up to 5 months. If you want to retain the crispy exterior, throw back into the oven for around 30 minutes.

Mine weren’t so crunchy. Why? This could be due to anything from the temperature of the oven, the length of time in the oven, the amount of oil added and the type of breadcrumbs or tofu used. Basically anything! I find adding a little less oil makes these more crispy and adding on some extra minutes. Also check that the tofu is firm tofu as a less firm one contains more water which can create a soggy bottom.

Can I use any tofu? Best to use firm tofu to keep it crunchy as the less firm the tofu, usually the higher the water content which can result in a more soggy coating.

top view of golden brown crispy breaded tofu fingers resembling battered fish fingers on white metal rustic tray next to pot of ketchup


Serving size:

Makes 16 sticks


  • 800g firm tofu
  • 5 tbs cornstarch
  • 100ml water
  • 100g breadcrumbs
  • Oil to cook


  1. Preheat oven to 200℃.
  2. Cut the tofu into 16 rectangles/strips.
  3. Make a paste with 3 tbsp cornstarch and the water.
  4. Coat a strip in the cornstarch and shake off any excess.
  5. Dip into the cornstarch paste.
  6. Finally coat in the breadcrumbs.
  7. Repeat for each stick.
  8. Brush or spray with rapeseed oil.
  9. Roast in the oven for 50 minutes, flipping over halfway.

Made this Recipe?

If you had a go at these crunchy tofu nugget sticks, please feel free to give me a shout on Instagram at @foodflaneur  – would love to see your pics!

If you love tofu…

You should definitely give these recipes a try:

Tofu Curry

Sweet and Sour Tofu

Tofu Steak with Stick Cola Sauce

Noodle Donut with Crispy Tofu

KFT with Buttermilk Ranch

Big Thanks to…

The Spruce Eats for my food inspo. You can find their recipe here: breaded fried tofu

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