This easy recipe for tofu crumbles is a staple in any vegan household. You’ll love the versatility of the flavor and it can be made in several different ways including in your air fryer. A great vegan and vegetarian meat substitute!
Drain water from the tofu and press tofu for 5-10 minutes
While tofu is pressings, mix the rest of the seasoning ingredients of your choice in a bowl.
With your hands, crumble tofu into smaller pieces (about ½ an inch or so). The tofu will become smaller when cooked.
Mix tofu with the spice mixture and stir to coat fully. You may want to pour half of the mixture on the tofu then mix and then pour the rest on.
Air fry for 6 mins at 400 then shake/stir so that the crumbles are not stuck together, air fry another 6 mins
Preheat to 400. Mix tofu with olive oil and then add the spice mixture of choice and coat fully.
Spread tofu mixture on a baking sheet that has been sprayed with oil or use parchment paper so the crumbles don’t stick.
Bake for 20 minutes flipping halfway. Continue baking for another 5 minutes if you want it extra crispy.
Stovetop (will not get as crispy as air fryer or oven)
Heat 1-2 TB of oil in a large skillet/pan.
Add tofu and cook on medium-high heat for 1-2 minutes.
Add spice mixture to the pan and fry for another 4-6 minutes until you get the crispiness you would like.
*If using firm tofu, press for a little longer. You may need to cook for a little longer as well to get it as crispy. The tofu crumbles can be kept in the fridge for 5 days or frozen for up to 1 month. NOTE: the nutritional info is for the "Basic Crumbles" with no oil.