Crispy Tofu Buffalo “Wings”

40 Minutes

super easy


Hot, indulgent and just a little bit spicy, these crispy buffalo tofu wings are the perfect game day appetizer or plant-based protein for your next wrap or salad

Tofu buffalo “wings” are a healthy and delicious alternative to traditional chicken wings. They’re vegan-friendly, low in fat, and packed with protein. The best part? They still taste just as good as the deep-fried classic! All you need is some extra-firm tofu, hot sauce, and some spices to create these flavorful treats. Serve them with your favorite vegan dip and you’ve got the perfect appetizer for any gathering. Whether you’re throwing a party or just looking for a tasty snack, try out this vegan spin on buffalo wings – you won’t regret it!

Why You’ll Love It 

Studies have shown that regularly consuming tofu can lower your risk of heart disease and some types of cancer.

Tofu is low in saturated fat and contains high amounts of essential amino acids, making it an excellent choice for heart health

These little bites of heaven are packed with flavor and texture, and are the perfect addition to your snack lineup

A healthier option to traditional chicken wings

Nutritional Value
Effort / ROI
Recipe Cost Breakdown

      1 lb extra firm tofu: $2.99

      6 tbsp cornstarch: $1.08

      ¼ cup plant-based milk: $0.45

      1 cup panko bread crumbs: $0.56

      2 tbsp extra virgin oil: $0.48

      1 tsp paprika: $0.20

      2 tbsp dried parsley: $2.59

      For the buffalo sauce and dip

      4 tbsp hot sauce, I used Franks: $0.43

      ½ tsp garlic powder: $0.12

      ¼ cup plain Greek yogurt: $0.43

      1 cup plain Greek yogurt: $1.72

      ¼ cup blue cheese crumbles: $0.68

      1.5 tsp apple cider vinegar: $0.16

      2 tbsp lemon juice: $0.32

      Total Cost: $12.21

What You’ll Need

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1 lb extra firm tofu
6 tbsp cornstarch
¼ cup plant-based milk
1 cup panko bread crumbs
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp paprika
½ tsp salt
2 tbsp dried parsley
For the buffalo sauce and dip
4 tbsp hot sauce, I used Franks
½ tsp garlic powder
¼ cup plain Greek yogurt
1 cup plain Greek yogurt
¼ cup blue cheese crumbles
1.5 tsp apple cider vinegar
2 tbsp lemon juice
⅛ tsp salt
⅛ tsp pepper

Nutritional Information

305 Calories
14 g Total Fat
1014 mg Sodium
29 g Total Carbs
2 g Fiber
1 g Sugar
15 g Protein



Preheat oven to 425 and top a baking tray with a wire baking wrack. Lightly spray or grease and set aside.
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Next, cut tofu into even slices, cover with paper towels and top with a heavy weight, cast iron skillet or book. Let sit for 20-30 minutes to press and drain any excess water. Once tofu is drained, slice into thinner sticks or “wings.”
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In three shallow bowls, add cornstarch, plant-based milk and breadcrumb mixture respectively.
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Carefully dip each stick or “wing” into the cornstarch, then the milk, followed by the breadcrumbs. Then transfer to greased wire rack and repeat with remaining sticks.
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Bake for 35-40 minutes, flipping halfway, until wings are brown and crispy. While wings are baking, put together your buffalo sauce by adding hot sauce, garlic powder and Greek yogurt into a small bowl and mixing well.
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Once tofu wings are done, transfer into a large mixing bowl and gently toss with buffalo sauce to coat. Serve immediately and enjoy with a side of sliced carrots and celery!
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