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Air Fryer Popcorn Tofu

This Air Fryer Popcorn Tofu is the perfect snack for game day or movie night. It's a fun option for a healthy dinner because no oil is used when air frying the tofu.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword airfryer popcorn tofu, popcorn tofu
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 261 kcal
Author Mary Ellen


Popcorn Tofu

Sriracha Mayo


  1. Rip the pressed tofu into bite-size pieces.

  2. Add flour, cornmeal, nutritional yeast, better than bouillon, mustard, garlic, onion, salt, pepper, and milk into a large bowl and mix until combined. The consistency should be like a  pancake batter. Add more milk if needed to thin it out. 

  3. Add panko breadcrumbs to separate bowl. 

  4. Dip tofu pieces into the batter, then into breadcrumbs, and then place in the basket of air fryer. * (see recipe notes for baking tofu)

  5. Air Fryer Directions: Set air fryer at 350 degrees for 12 minutes. Shake the basket 1/2 way through. 

  6. Oven Directions: Bake the popcorn tofu for 18-20 minutes at 400 degrees. 

Sriracha Mayo

  1. Mix vegan mayo and sriracha together and serve with popcorn tofu.

Recipe Notes

I enjoy the tofu both baked and in the air fryer so no need to fret if you don't have an air fryer!

Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Popcorn Tofu
Amount Per Serving
Calories 261 Calories from Fat 50
% Daily Value*
Fat 5.5g8%
Carbohydrates 37.5g13%
Fiber 4.8g20%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 350IU7%
Calcium 212.5mg21%
Iron 2.7mg15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.