Recipe Sunday – Air Fryer Tofu

Hello beauties! Is everything okay with you? Here it has snowed and it is really Winter Wonderland! So beautiful. This morning I felt like pancakes and followed a recipe by the VietVegan that I shared last year for Pancake Day: it’s my favourite recipe for pancakes, so easy to make and has a delicious result! For dinner, I wanted something versatile to use for tomorrow’s lunch and this Air Fryer Tofu by LovingItVegan was exactly what I needed.

Air Fryer Tofu by LovingItVegan


  • 16 ounces Firm Tofu Pressed for 30 minutes
  • 2 Tablespoons Sesame Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Soy Sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Maple Syrup
  • 2 Tablespoons Cornstarch
  • 2 Tablespoons Nutritional Yeast
  • ½ teaspoon Smoked Paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic POwder
  • 1 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • ¼ teaspoon Ground Black Pepper Ground Black Pepper


  • Press the tofu for 30 minutes. It’s ideal if you use a tofu press. If you don’t have a tofu press you can place your tofu on a plate, with another plate on top and then stack something heavy on top of that, like a heavy pot.
  • When the tofu is pressed cut it into cubes.
  • Add sesame oil, soy sauce and maple syrup to a measuring jug and whisk together into a sauce.
  • Place the tofu cubes into a container with a tight sealing lid.
  • Pour the sesame oil, soy sauce, maple syrup mix over the top of the tofu.
  • Place the lid onto the container and rotate it a few times, gently tossing the tofu with the sauce.
  • Add cornstarch, nutritional yeast, smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and ground black pepper to a small bowl and mix together.
  • Sprinkle half the spice mix over the tofu. Put the lid on the container and rotate it a few times to gently toss the tofu in the spices.
  • Then sprinkle the rest of the spice mix over the tofu, seal the container again and rotate it a few times again to toss the tofu in the spices.
  • Place the blocks of tofu into the air fryer in a single layer with space between each block. Make sure they don’t touch.
  • Depending on the size of your air fryer you may be able to do it in one batch.
  • Cook at 400°F (200°C) for 10 minutes until golden and crispy.

Let me know what you think!



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