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My Grandson's Favorite Air Fried Tofu

  • Author: Brand New Vegan
  • Prep Time: 60 min
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2-4 servings 1x
  • Category: Main, Appetizer, Snack
  • Method: Air Fryer
  • Cuisine: Asian
  • Diet: Vegan


Another BRAND NEW recipe for you, and it's one of my 9yr old grandson's favorite recipes, my Air Fried Tofu. Makes me one happy papa!


Units Scale
  • 10oz block extra firm, organic tofu
  • marinade
    • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
    • 1/4 cup low sodium vegetable broth
    • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
    • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
    • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
    • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • breading
    • 1 tablespoon corn starch
    • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
    • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder


  1. Drain tofu and press for at least 15-30 min
  2. Meanwhile, add all marinade ingredients to a quart jar or ziplock and mix.
  3. Slice tofu into bite-sized cubes and add to marinade.
  4. Marinate for 15-30 min, constantly shaking to ensure even coverage.ย 
  5. Drain marinade and reserve
  6. Whisk breading together and add it and the tofu to a large ziplock and shake until coated
  7. Air fry tofu at 400 degrees F for 10-15 min, shaking the basket frequently to prevent sticking
  8. Heat reserved marinade in a small saucepan until thickened

Keywords: air fried tofu