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Gluten Free and Vegan Tofu “Chicken” Fingers

I’ve got a delicious vegan recipe for you! These gluten free and vegan tofu “chicken” fingers are so tasty and crispy. Is the texture exactly like a chicken tender? No but it’s a fun alternative that is flavorful and we loved them. Perfect paired with a vegan ranch or just eat alone. Either way- these are delicious and a great appetizer or meal.

Tofu "chicken" fingers (gluten free, vegan, healthy)

I’m not completely plant based, we definitely eat meat a few times a week. But I love making meatless recipes. Meatless options like tofu, lentils, and chickpeas are normally more affordable than chicken and beef. And you can make them just as tasty! You have to get a little more creative sometimes but that’s where it’s fun. Don’t be afraid to try something new! Give these tofu chicken tenders a try if you’ve never had tofu before.

Tofu "chicken" fingers (gluten free, vegan, healthy)

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What You Need For This Recipe:

Extra firm tofu

Almond Milk

Tapioca Flour

Almond Flour

Nutritional Yeast

Olive Oil


Garlic Powder


Buffalo Sauce

Tofu "chicken" fingers (gluten free, vegan, healthy)

How to Press Tofu:

Pressing the tofu before you bake it is KEY to getting it crispy! There are two options. You can buy a tofu press– which really aren’t too expensive. If you make tofu often, that’s a great route to go!

If you don’t want another kitchen gadget, you can press it just using a dish towel and some heavy pans. Take the tofu out of the package and wrap it in a dish towel. Then place it on a plate. Add a bunch of heavy pans or books on top. I’ll normally do my cast iron skillet with a thing of milk or juice weighted on top. Press it for 20 minutes and that gets the job done!

Hope you guys enjoy these tofu “chicken” fingers!

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Baked Buffalo Mac and Cheese

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Gluten Free and Vegan Tofu “Chicken” Fingers

Tofu “chicken” fingers (gluten free, vegan, healthy) A great delicious plant based recipe. Coated with buffalo sauce and they are so crispy! #tofurecipes #healthydinner #bakedtofu #glutenfree #glutenfreedinner

10 tofu strips 1x
Tofu "chicken" fingers (gluten free, vegan, healthy)


1 12 ounce package of tofu
1/4 cup almond milk
1/4 cup tapioca flour
Breading mixture:
3/4 cup almond flour
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp garlic
1/4 tsp salt
Buffalo topping:
1 cup buffalo sauce 


  1. Press the tofu for 20- 30 minutes then cut into 8-10 strips.
  2. In a shallow bowl, add the tapioca flour.
  3. In another shallow bowl, add the almond milk
  4. Then in a bowl mix together the breading mixture
  5. Dip in the tapioca flour, then the almond milk, then the breading mixture.
  6. Repeat for each tofu strip 
  7. Add to a greased baking sheet 
  8. Bake at 425F for 40 mins
  9. Then remove, let cool a little, and brush with the buffalo sauce!
  10. Served with vegan ranch!