We're all a little guilty of loving fried food. Well, if you use an air fryer, you get the delicious taste of deep fried things without as much oil (or guilt)! This simple recipe for crispy tofu is a perfect introduction into the world of using an air fryer. It's marinated in a cheesy, umami sauce, then sprinkled with brown rice flour and air fried until perfectly crispy. Serve this dish with whatever veggies and grains you like best.

Crispy Air Fryer Tofu [Vegan, Gluten-Free]






Cooking Time



  • 1 8-ounce package of firm tofu, rinsed and cubed
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1 tablespoon brown rice flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce or tamari, to make it gluten-free
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon water


  1. 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 tablespoon of brown rice flour and mix it up just before putting it in the air fryer.
  2. Air fry at 350°F for 18 minutes.

Nutritional Information

Per Serving: Calories: 278 | Carbs: 10 g | Fat: 12 g | Protein: 34 g | Sodium: 601 mg | Sugar: 1 g Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.