Recipes » Side Dishes » Oven “Fried” Tofu
T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies

My mom’s fried chicken was my favorite dish as a kid—she made it better than anyone! When I changed my diet, I said goodbye to that dish and quickly replaced it with this one. It’s crispy and garlicky, just like Mom’s, but also full of fiber and plant-based nutrients that leave me happy and healthy.


  • 1 pound extra firm tofu, drained, pressed for 30 minutes, and cubed into 1-inch pieces
  • 3 Tbsp almond meal
  • 3 Tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 ½ Tbsp granulated garlic
  • 1 tsp sea salt or to taste
  • Black pepper to taste


  • 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • 2. Combine the almond meal, nutritional yeast, garlic, sea salt, and black pepper in a bowl and mix well.
  • 3. Add the tofu to the bowl and gently toss to completely coat the tofu.
  • 4. Place the tofu on a nonstick or parchment-lined baking sheet, and bake for 20 minutes.
  • 5. Turn the tofu cubes over and bake for another 20 minutes, or until the tofu is browned.

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