Crispy Air Fryer Tofu


I used to be ashamed to admit that I enjoy fried things. I really like french fries and potato chips. Before my path to health, I used to eat these things basically on the daily. I stopped for a long time, but realized I still enjoy them. And having things in moderation is ok. AND if I can find a healthier way to enjoy fried things, then that’s pretty cool too.

So this happened!!!


I’ve heard of several bloggers getting one and I wasn’t into buying yet another kitchen gadget… but a friend gave me a gift card or Christmas, so I treated myself. You get the delicious taste of deep fried things without as much guilt. Win! Home made french fries were our first attempt and it went really well. I wanted to give tofu a try. Success!


Crispy Air Fryer Tofu (serves 2 hungry people)

1 8 oz package of firm tofu, rinsed & cubed
2 tbsp nooch
1 tbsp brown rice flour
1/2 tsp garlic powder

2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp water

Combine dry ingredients in small bowl. Add the wet and stir together. Pour this over the cubed tofu and allow to marinate 30 minutes. Sprinkle on another tbsp of brown rice flour and mix it up just before putting it in the air fryer. Air fry at 350 for 18 minutes.


I wanted to throw some “fries” in there afterwards, so I actually put the tofu in the toaster oven at 200 to keep warm while the fries cooked.


Does anyone else have one of these magic kitchen gadgets???

22 thoughts on “Crispy Air Fryer Tofu

  1. Wow you crispy nooch tofu bites do look amazing. I do love fried food, but don’t eat if much as i once did and chips these days are oven chips, so as much as i am impressed with the Airy Fryer, i think i can hold off getting one, which is a good job i have no space in my kitchen for it.

    1. If you can hold off – go for it. I really do enjoy mine, but it does take up space (I had to banish my dehydrator to the hard to reach cupboard above the fridge). I like that it isn’t really a “fryer” per say.

  2. Did every blogger get an air fryer for Christmas? I am starting to feel like I am out of the loop. πŸ˜‰
    I am interested in these because I find most deep fried food too oily for me and the thought of deep frying is terrifying! Terrifrying, even… heh, see what I did there.
    Can you convert any deep fried recipe into an airfryer?

    1. Haha YES! I hate to admit it… but it’s probably a fad and I may stop using it by the end of the year. We’ll see πŸ˜‰
      Deep frying is a scary thing, I like this happy medium. I think you can basically convert anything to the deep fryer. I’m going to give battered mushrooms a try next.

  3. Yes! I love mine. The fam likes the fried tofu then tossed in a sauce (sweet and sour, BBQ, etc). I’ve made friend mushrooms, kale chips, fries (of course), and a few other dishes. Totally fun.

    1. “There is nothing wrong with enjoying fried things” Oh ok *phew*! You could totally make this in the oven or a cast iron pan, you don’t even need an airfryer. It’s pretty tasty. Thanks Kari =)

    1. They aren’t that expensive… I’m not helping, am I? A bunch of bloggers I follow got one, so I couldn’t help it. That and Robin (vegandollhouse) was going on and on about how awesome hers is haha.

    1. Ah I was just going to say if you’re not gluten free, don’t worry about the rice flour if you can have gluten. You could totally just use all purpose gluten free flour. Let me know if you give it a try Amy =)

  4. Never tried one but it sounds like a great idea and your tofu looks so crispy – I love chippies but try not to eat them too often – though summer brings out the cravings as fish and chips at the beach is the best (even if the fish are in the sea but not sharks around us please)

    1. I try not to eat chips often either… it doesn’t alway work out that way though haha πŸ˜‰
      Where I grew up, they have chip trucks in the summers by the river and they make the BEST chips ever. I haven’t found any elsewhere sadly. Thanks Johanna!

  5. I want to give this a try! Seems like people are giving positive reviews about the air fryer. I am not anti frying but uh… I find it scary to do at home XD I usually just leave it as something we get when eating out.

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