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Crispy Air Fryer Tofu

  • Author: Madeline
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Lunch/Dinner
  • Method: Air fry
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


Crispy tofu made in the air fryer



Air Fryer Tofu

  • 1 block of extra firm tofu
  • 1 tbsp arrowroot starch (can sub cornstarch)
  • 1 tso salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
  • Spray oil – I use avocado

Peanut Sauce


  1. Drain package of extra firm tofu and press tofu for 20 minutes. You can do this in a tofu press or wrap tofu in a clean towel and place under a heavy weight like books or a large pan. When tofu is pressed cut into 1″ cubes. 
  2. Combine arrowroot starch, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and smoked paprika in a small bowl. Toss cubed tofu in this mixture until each cube is evenly coated.
  3. Place seasoned tofu in an air fryer basket. Spray tofu on all sides with a spray oil. Preheat air fryer to 400F.
  4. Place tofu in air fryer and cook at 400F for 8 minutes. Remove tray from air fryer and toss. Return tofu to air fryer and cook for an additional 7 minutes. 
  5. While the tofu cooks prepare the peanut sauce by whisking together peanut butter, lime juice, sesame oil, rice vinegar, sriracha, water and coconut aminos
  6. Serve crispy air fryer tofu with quinoa or brown rice, fresh veggies, peanut sauce and green onions

Keywords: air fryer tofu, tofu air fryer, air fryer tofu recipes

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