Recipe- Breaded Buffalo Tofu Sticks

Still think you don’t like tofu? Think again! When I originally set out to make these, I figured I would eat a few, but it would mainly be a dish my husband would love. I was pleasantly surprised! These tofu sticks are slightly crispy on the outside and full of spicy, buffalo flavor. They were so much better than I even thought they would be! The ratio of breading to tofu is perfect and I guarantee you won’t even remember it’s tofu. One tofu block will give you about 12 sticks. We like to dip these in Just Ranch and serve as a side to a nice baked potato and a green vegetable. 😋

I adapted this recipe from the curious chickpea. Another great vegan resource!

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 50 minutes


1 package extra firm tofu, drained

5 tablespoons cornstarch

1/4 cup almond milk

1 cup panko bread crumbs

1/2 teaspoon paprika

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1 tablespoon parsley

5 tablespoons Frank’s Redhot hot sauce

2 tablespoons vegan butter

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 cup agave

Just Ranch or other vegan ranch dressing for dipping


Preheat oven to 425° F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

After draining the tofu, cut it into 6 pieces widthwise, and then cut each of those in half; you should get 12 sticks.

Set out three bowls and put the almond milk in one, cornstarch in another, and bread crumbs in the third.

Stir the paprika, salt, pepper, and parsley into the bowl of breadcrumbs.

Dip the tofu, one at a time, first into the cornstarch, then into the the almond milk, then into breadcrumbs.

Shake off excess breadcrumbs and place on baking sheet.

Bake for 25 minutes. Flip sticks, and bake for 20-25 more minutes. Sticks will be very crispy, but you don’t want to take them out of the oven too soon. If you do, they can get soggy after you sauce them.

While the tofu is baking, prepare the sauce. Melt 2 tablespoons of vegan butter. Whisk it with the hot sauce, agave, and garlic powder. You can taste and add more agave if it is too spicy for your liking.

Set aside until tofu is finished baking.

When tofu is finished, dip each one into sauce, shaking off any excess.

Continue until all tofu is well sauced!

Serve alongside whatever veggies you choose and enjoy with a delicious vegan ranch.

Author: thevegtablevegan

Becoming vegan has been a life changing experience for me. Cutting back on animal products gives us the ability to change the world in so many ways. I started this blog to have all of my favorite recipes handy when someone asks, "What do you eat?" I am by no means a professional photographer, but I always enjoy visually seeing a recipe, so I do like to include pictures. I'm a busy, stay at home mommy, but try to find the time to add new recipes. I hope to offer delicious and easy plant-based recipes for those who are having trouble transitioning, already vegan, or simply want to incorporate a few vegan meals here and there. 🙂

4 thoughts on “Recipe- Breaded Buffalo Tofu Sticks”

  1. Thanks for visually taking us through the process. This makes the recipe less daunting. I need to restock the tofu and try this out.


  2. I made it. We loved it. Super crispy and delicious! I also made some Back at the Ranch Dressing from the Salad Samurai cookbook by Terry Hope Romero.

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