Nibble, nibble, gnaw…
Since my vegan buffalo wings have gone down so well so far, I’ve realized how much I like crispy breaded food! Today, we have a new episode of Rosa’s breaded dishes: crispy tofu sticks with cornflakes coating! On one hand, these irresistibly delicious sticks are not only easy to prepare, but also a fantastic alternative to traditional fried snacks. Personally, I ate them for the first time in one of my favourite Munich restaurants. Actually, I was also able to infect my best friend with my cravings for them pretty quickly. All the better to be able to prepare them easily at home now, too. 🙂
Similar to the cauliflower bites, which also have a crispy coating and are soft on the inside, the combination of tofu with the crunchy cornflakes is unbeatable here. Plus, they’re perfect for anyone looking for a plant-based alternative to chicken or fish.
Honestly, you’ll be surprised how easy it is to prepare these tofu sticks! Foremost, choosing the right tofu is crucial, because there are sky-high differences in quality and taste. You could chase me for miles with one, and whip up the most delicious vegan yet protein-packed recipes with the other! Personally, I like the smoked tofu of the own brand of EDEKA or REWE very much (recommendation, no advertising). First, you cut the tofu into slices. Then, it is turned in a crispy cornflakes breading, and baked in the oven until golden brown and deliciously crispy. Now let’s have it!
- 2 bowls
- 1 whisk
- 1 baking tray with baking paper
- 250 g tofu smoked
- 75 g flour glutenfree, e.g. oat flour
- 120 ml oat milk
- 1 pinch salt iodized
- 1 point of a knife pepper ground
- 1 point of a knife paprika ground
- 1 point of a knife coriander seeds ground
- 1 point of a knife mustard seeds ground
- 1 point of a knife turmeric ground
- 60 g cornflakes
- 100 g yoghurt plant-based
- 1 tsp tahini
- ½ lemon juiced
- 1 small pinch salt
- some pepper, ground coriander, ground mustard seeds
- some parsley freshly chopped
- Preheat your oven to 220 °C top/bottom heat and line your baking tray with baking paper.
- For the coating, take all the ingredients except the cornflakes and mix them well with a whisk in a bowl.
- Put the cornflakes in another bowl and crush them a little with your hand so that some of them become smaller.
- Cut the tofu parallel to the longer side into about 6 evenly thick slices. Roll them first in the breadcrumbs and then in the cornflakes, and place them carefully on your baking tray. Put them in the oven for about 20 minutes!
- While your tofu sticks are in the oven, you can prepare the yogurt tahini dip by mixing the yogurt and tahini with the juice of half a lemon. Now add the rest of the spices and the chopped parsley here, mix everything well.
- After about 20 minutes of baking time, your sticks should be ready. They taste great warm and cold! As always: Enjoy to the fully fullest!
Crispy tofu sticks with cornflakes are always a good idea!
You can serve these tofu sticks as an appetizer, finger food, or even as a main course for one. If you don’t feel like making the dip in addition and have a sweet and sour sauce at home, of course, it works great together! Feel free to combine it with a delicious sauce of your choice, and you’ll have an irresistible dish that will win over even non-vegans. I swear! And by the way, you don’t have to be afraid of soy, but quite the opposite! Why? I’ll explain that to you *here*.
In addition, they are true protein bombs! With 3 of 6 sticks, they provide you with 29 g of protein! So they help you to cover your daily needs easier. A really super tasty and healthy alternative to other fried dishes, because they are baked in the oven and not fried in oil. So of course they are not greasy or dripping with fat at all! Need any more reasons to jump on them right now? 😉
Enjoy to the fully fullest!
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Yours Rosa 🙂
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