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Recipe  •  7 February 2024


Popcorn Tofu Bites

I’m a long-time tofu lover and when it comes to cooking it, I’ve tried it all. Baking, frying, grilling, shredding, slicing, crumbling . . . the list goes on. So, believe me when I say this is one of the best.

Baked popcorn tofu is so moreish. It can be served with vegan mayo, enjoyed in tacos, added to curry, or tossed into a stir-fry. You simply can’t go wrong.

Serves: 2-4

Time: 25 mins


  • ½ cup oat milk
  • 300g firm tofu, cut into 3cm cubes
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • vegan mayonnaise to serve


  • ¾ cup wholemeal breadcrumbs
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 2 tsp paprika


  1. Preheat oven to 200°C fan-bake.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, mix together all crumb ingredients and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Put oat milk into a small bowl. Dip tofu cubes into oat milk, then roll in the crumb to coat.
  4. Place crumbed tofu on an oven tray and drizzle with olive oil.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes, or until crispy and golden.
  6. Serve with vegan mayo.

TIP: Squeezing the liquid out of the tofu prior to cooking will help it absorb the oat milk and crumb, making for crunchier popcorn bites.

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