This air fryer recipe for tofu nuggets is perfectly crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, and has the MOST mouthwatering ginger soy marinade
- 14 oz. extra firm tofu
- 1/4 cup arrowroot flour
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon salt
- avocado oil spray
Gingery Soy Sauce:
- 3 tablespoons soy sauce or tamari
- 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
- 2 tablespoons agave nectar (honey or maple syrup works)
- 1 tablespoon avocado oil
- 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder (or 1–2 cloves garlic)
- 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
- 1 teaspoon white sesame seeds
- 1 scallion, chopped for garnish
- Cut the tofu in slices. Lay the tofu in the center of a clean thin dishtowel and gentle press to remove excess moisture. Cut the rectangles into 8 squares.
- Place the squares in a large bowl or a large ziploc bag. Add the arrowroot flour, garlic powder, smoked paprika, cumin, and salt. Toss or close and shake the bag until the tofu is completely coated.
- Spray the basket of the air fryer and place the cubes in a single layer. Spray the tops of the tofu with avocado spray. Set the air fryer at 350F for 10 minutes. After the 10 minutes, use a spatula to toss the tofu. Arrange back in a single layer across the basket and cook for another 15 minutes at 350F.
- While the tofu is frying, whisk together the tamari, coconut sugar, agave nectar, avocado oil, grated ginger, garlic powder, ground pepper and sesame seeds in a large bowl.
- When the tofu is done frying. place in the bowl with the sauce and toss.
- Plate the tofu, drizzle with any sauce remaining in the bowl. Sprinkle with additional sesame seeds and chopped scallion.
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