Tofu Nuggets

#tofu #meatlessmonday #easyrecipe #kidfriendly #quick

Tofu Nuggets are kanpeki (perfect in Japanese) for kids and meatless Mondays!

Japanese panko breadcrumbs are tossed together with super-good-for-you beetroot powder.

P.s. The beetroot powder only adds color and superfood strength to the tofu nuggets.


  • 1 block of firm or extra-firm tofu
  • 1 cup Japanese panko bread crumbs
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp beetroot powder (health / vitamin section Whole Foods)
  • Tomato ketchup (optional)
  • Soy Sauce (optional)
  1. Cut the tofu into bite-size cubes or hearts or whatever cookie cutter shape you love.
  2. Whisk the egg
  3. Toss together the panko breadcrumbs, paprika and beetroot powder.
  4. Dip each tofu cube (or heart) into the egg
  5. Next cover each tofu cube with the breadcrumb, red paprika and beetroot mixture.
  6. Place on a parchment lined cookie sheet.
  7. Bake in a 350° oven for 10 mins.
  8. Serve with American ketchup, Japanese soy sauce or your favorite condiment.