Crispy Coconut Tofu Nuggets

If you’ve never heard your husband proclaim his love for tofu, it’s an experienced not to be missed. And trust me, it is possible to achieve. You just need to make the right recipe. Like, this one.

My husband has never been a tofu-hater, but he certainly didn’t like it much. And I don’t really blame him. If it’s not made right, it’s just not worth it. Flavorless, mushy, and spongy are certainly not words used to describe the tastiest food, but they are often used when talking about tofu. How sad, when tofu can be just the opposite!


 Ben has recently gone through some tofu transitions. As I said, he used to dislike it. Then he eventually turned into an obliging tofu eater – he’d eat it if it was being served, without complaint, but also without any enthusiasm. But lately, as I’ve been experimenting with different versions of baked tofu for my own lunches, I think he’s actually gotten more curious – intrigued, or jealous, perhaps? And then one night, he saw these crispy baked tofu nuggets get pulled from the oven. And the tofu cheers began ringing. He hadn’t even tasted them yet, but had never been more excited about eating tofu for dinner.

Fortunately, once we got to eating, there was no disappointment. The crunchy coating crisped up perfectly in the oven, and the tofu had just the right amount of bite – not mushy, and not overdone either. As we noshed on these nuggets, dipping them into a sweet and spicy sauce (just some jarred mango salsa kicked up with a touch of honey, lime juice, and soy sauce) he even declared it “total comfort food.”

For anyone thinking, “can you send your husband to talk to mine about tofu, man-to-man?” Well, I would, because tofu is healthy, and cheap, and tasty, and therefore deserves a place in your home. But I suggest you give it one more shot and try this recipe. Hopefully your man (or yourself!) can become a tofu lover too.

If you are cooking for two (or three, or four, or more!) what is one of the foods you are still working on getting your loved one(s) to eat?

Crispy Coconut Tofu Nuggets
Printable Recipe
1 block firm tofu
1/4 cup liquid egg substitute (or 2 egg whites)
1/2 cup (30gm) panko breadcrumbs
1/4 cup shredded coconut
zest from one lime

Wrap the tofu in paper towels and place it under a plate, weighted down with a couple cans or jars. Let sit for 20-30 minutes.

Preheat oven 375F. Set a cooking rack on top of a baking sheet, and spray with nonstick cooking spray.

Pour the egg substitute or egg whites in a shallow dish. Mix together the panko, coconut, and lime zest and pour onto a plate.

Slice the tofu crosswise into 6 slabs, and then cut each rectangle diagonally into two triangles. Season the tofu wedges with salt and pepper. Dip each one into the egg, then dredge in the panko mixture and set on the cooling rack.

Bake for about 25-30 minutes, turning halfway through, until lightly browned and crispy on both sides.

Nutritional Info
Servings Per Recipe: 3
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 209.9
Total Fat: 8.7 g
Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
Sodium: 16.7 mg
Total Carbs: 14.0 g
Dietary Fiber: 2.3 g
Protein: 14.3 g

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119 Responses to “Crispy Coconut Tofu Nuggets”

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    Meghan — March 4, 2010 @ 2:07 pm Reply

    I think if I were to ever get my husband to eat tofu, coating it in crispy coconut would be the way to go! I've been trying to get him to eat more vegetables. I recently tried roasted cauliflower and he loved it! Next is broccoli :)

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    TJ — March 4, 2010 @ 3:33 pm Reply

    My BF LOVES tofu! I stopped making it because I disliked the way I was cooking it. But I started baking it and loved the constancy of it. I just printed out this recipe and will be making it SOON! Thank you! :)

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    yumventures — March 4, 2010 @ 3:58 pm Reply

    These little nuggets of joy look awesome! I don't think Z really likes tofu, but he will be OK with eating it because it is cheap. But if I could do this to make it awesome — tofu allll day! Great recipe :) I can't wait to try it!

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    Dawn — March 4, 2010 @ 4:38 pm Reply

    VERY nice. I have some tempeh burgers that would be perfect with coconut. I totally forgot to get my flaked coconut at the natural food store this morning darn it! Next week…I have your avocado brownies on the list for (hopefully) tonight.

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    Christina — March 4, 2010 @ 5:24 pm Reply

    Hi Cara!This is my first time here. :)"Nuggets" is my favorite word. It just sounds so yummy. I really liked this post, I will have to try some Tofu nuggets! :)- Christina

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    Christina — March 4, 2010 @ 5:24 pm Reply

    Hi Cara!This is my first time here. :)"Nuggets" is my favorite word. It just sounds so yummy. I really liked this post, I will have to try some Tofu nuggets! :)- Christina

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    Christina — March 4, 2010 @ 5:24 pm Reply

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    Nicole Chow - HealthyChow.com — March 4, 2010 @ 5:27 pm Reply

    Nice work, Cara! I recently got my husband to like tofu as well. I was so surprised! I coated my firm tofu pieces with flax meal, TJ's peanut satay sauce and a whole boatload of spices and then baked until slightly crisp. He said it tasted like Wendy's chicken nuggets. I'm so glad your husband liked your recipe. I like how you added coconut to your coating. The sweetening definitely does help. And that sauce of yours sounds perfect! I am want my husband to try Kombucha. But the smell of it makes him gag (with good reason)!

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    beeskneeslife — March 4, 2010 @ 5:37 pm Reply

    I would love it if mine would even try tofu or tempeh! For some reason he has this idea of what they will both taste like. I am making baby steps though because I recently stocked the fridge with some flavored Greek yogurt vs. my usual plain Fage, and he took one to work today. Cross your fingers that he likes it!

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    Joanne — March 4, 2010 @ 6:33 pm Reply

    Tofu and tempeh are two items that I would love to get my family to eat. Or vegetables in general. I'll take what I can get!These look amazing. I know that I would love them.

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    marla {Family Fresh Cooking} — March 4, 2010 @ 7:56 pm Reply

    Cara, this is a keeper. I love this recipe. My kids would probably love this too! I have all these ingredients and need to try asap.

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    Elina — March 4, 2010 @ 8:15 pm Reply

    My husband loves tofu now too. The orange glazed tofu from 101 cookbooks was the recipe that turned it around for him. Then I made tofu steaks with roasted red pepper sauce. He said he could eat it every day :) I love when that happens!

  13. 13

    Jill@quarterlifewellness — March 4, 2010 @ 9:58 pm Reply

    HOLY OMG. I am making this for my man soon!!And I just found your blog and I freaking love it!

  14. 14

    teresacooks — March 4, 2010 @ 10:05 pm Reply

    HI,my husband is totally fine with tofu and tempeh (despite growing up in Ireland), I was going to make sesame crunch tofu for dinner, but this sounds so good, I'm making it instead. Maybe more than one of my kids will eat it. . .

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    KMAYS — March 4, 2010 @ 11:30 pm Reply

    These look great, and I love how tofu is such an inexpensive protein. I wish my husband ate canned tuna (also inexpensive protein!) and olives.

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    teresacooks — March 4, 2010 @ 11:32 pm Reply

    mmmm. those were yummy. I served them with rice and sauteed broccoli and a peanut sauce. Great dinner. I'm sure I'll put it on my blog too!

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    Lori — March 5, 2010 @ 3:06 am Reply

    These sound great. My daughter, husband and I love tofu. My other daughter – not so much.I have the hardest time getting my children to eat a lot of things. Mostly vegetables.

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    Janet — March 5, 2010 @ 4:20 am Reply

    thank you for posting the tofu recipes!! This looks like another great one to try soon. :) I still can't believe how good the marinated baked tofu is.

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    preventionrd — March 5, 2010 @ 3:31 pm Reply

    Where's the recipe!? I need it! These look TOO GOOD NOT TO MAKE!! ASAP!!

  20. 20

    Lauren — March 5, 2010 @ 6:07 pm Reply

    I turned my husband onto tofu with a "tofu meatball" recipe handed down from my mom… he says that as long as I tell him beforehand that the meal is made with tofu, he'll be fine ;). This recipe sounds fantastic! I love coconut, and the tofu triangles look wonderfully crispy. Will definitely have to try these.

  21. 21

    Aggie — March 5, 2010 @ 7:33 pm Reply

    Hmmm…I've got a package of tofu in the fridge, and have yet decided how to make my FIRST tofu meal! This looks great! I may even get the kids to eat this…fingers crossed! :)

  22. 22

    preventionrd — March 6, 2010 @ 12:05 am Reply

    Making these ASAP!!!!

  23. 23

    Simply Life — March 6, 2010 @ 11:41 am Reply

    wow! This looks great!

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    Mary Ellen — March 7, 2010 @ 12:59 pm Reply

    These look great and I love that your husband is eating tofu! I wish mine would… I make tofu when he's out of town or when I'm making shrimp for him (something I don't eat). He tasted it once and won't do it again. Good job transforming your husband!

  25. 25

    preventionrd — March 7, 2010 @ 8:25 pm Reply

    I made them last night and love them! I served them with fig preserves – delicious!Also, I wanted to be sure you saw that I left you an award the other day :)http://preventionrd.com/2010/03/06/taters-are-in-onions-spinach-and-kale-too/

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    Weighting Around — March 7, 2010 @ 8:33 pm Reply

    I'm going to have to try this one! So glad they weren't fried.

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    grace — March 9, 2010 @ 10:20 am Reply

    i won't lie–tofu doesn't really tickle my fancy. the way you've prepared it here, however, is quite enticing. the taste of toasted coconut should certainly never be strictly for desserts–excellent dish, cara, for tofu-haters and lovers alike. ;)

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    Shannon — March 10, 2010 @ 12:36 pm Reply

    ooh, wish i had seen this before i baked up my tofu last night!

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    TJ — March 10, 2010 @ 10:15 pm Reply

    Came back to tell you that I am making these tonight!! :) So excited! :)

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    localfoodiefight — March 10, 2010 @ 11:10 pm Reply

    Ahh YUM this look delicious!!!

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    C. — May 17, 2010 @ 4:09 am Reply

    Those look delicious! What would you suggest to serve with them?

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    Smasha — May 23, 2010 @ 6:46 pm Reply

    Mmm…I just made these and I was SO impressed! I may even make these for a party I'm going to in a couple weeks…I may be able to convert the non-veggies with this recipe!

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    Justinelea — March 27, 2011 @ 3:07 am Reply

    I made this a few minutes ago….AMAZING! SO GOOD! Thanks cara..keep it up. FYI- I added coconut extract to the egg whites….just cause I had it.

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    Cara — March 27, 2011 @ 3:07 am Reply

    Glad you liked it, Justine! Great call on adding the coconut extract.

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    Cara — March 27, 2011 @ 3:07 am Reply

    Julie, I think you would need to fry the tofu in a good amount of oil to get it crispy (and I try not to do much frying in general, so I don't really have any further advice, sorry!)

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    Julie — March 27, 2011 @ 3:07 am Reply

    Do you think this would work if you make it in a pan too? I'd love to try this but I'm oven-less :(

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    C. — March 28, 2011 @ 8:37 pm Reply

    Those look delicious! What would you suggest to serve with them?

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    localfoodiefight — March 28, 2011 @ 8:38 pm Reply

    Ahh YUM this look delicious!!!

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    TJ — March 28, 2011 @ 8:38 pm Reply

    Came back to tell you that I am making these tonight!! :) So excited! :)

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    grace — March 28, 2011 @ 8:38 pm Reply

    i won't lie–tofu doesn't really tickle my fancy. the way you've prepared it here, however, is quite enticing. the taste of toasted coconut should certainly never be strictly for desserts–excellent dish, cara, for tofu-haters and lovers alike. ;)

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    Weighting Around — March 28, 2011 @ 8:38 pm Reply

    I'm going to have to try this one! So glad they weren't fried.

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    Weighting Around — March 28, 2011 @ 8:38 pm Reply

    I'm going to have to try this one! So glad they weren't fried.

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    preventionrd — March 28, 2011 @ 8:38 pm Reply

    I made them last night and love them! I served them with fig preserves – delicious!Also, I wanted to be sure you saw that I left you an award the other day :)http://preventionrd.com/2010/03/06/taters-are-in-onions-spinach-and-kale-too/

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    Mary Ellen — March 28, 2011 @ 8:38 pm Reply

    These look great and I love that your husband is eating tofu! I wish mine would… I make tofu when he's out of town or when I'm making shrimp for him (something I don't eat). He tasted it once and won't do it again. Good job transforming your husband!

  45. 45

    Simply Life — March 28, 2011 @ 8:38 pm Reply

    wow! This looks great!

  46. 46

    preventionrd — March 28, 2011 @ 8:38 pm Reply

    Making these ASAP!!!!

  47. 47

    Aggie — March 28, 2011 @ 8:38 pm Reply

    Hmmm…I've got a package of tofu in the fridge, and have yet decided how to make my FIRST tofu meal! This looks great! I may even get the kids to eat this…fingers crossed! :)

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    Lauren — March 28, 2011 @ 8:38 pm Reply

    I turned my husband onto tofu with a "tofu meatball" recipe handed down from my mom… he says that as long as I tell him beforehand that the meal is made with tofu, he'll be fine ;). This recipe sounds fantastic! I love coconut, and the tofu triangles look wonderfully crispy. Will definitely have to try these.

  49. 49

    Lauren — March 28, 2011 @ 8:38 pm Reply

    I turned my husband onto tofu with a "tofu meatball" recipe handed down from my mom… he says that as long as I tell him beforehand that the meal is made with tofu, he'll be fine ;). This recipe sounds fantastic! I love coconut, and the tofu triangles look wonderfully crispy. Will definitely have to try these.

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    preventionrd — March 28, 2011 @ 8:38 pm Reply

    Where's the recipe!? I need it! These look TOO GOOD NOT TO MAKE!! ASAP!!

  51. 51

    preventionrd — March 28, 2011 @ 8:38 pm Reply

    Where's the recipe!? I need it! These look TOO GOOD NOT TO MAKE!! ASAP!!

  52. 52

    Janet — March 28, 2011 @ 8:38 pm Reply

    thank you for posting the tofu recipes!! This looks like another great one to try soon. :) I still can't believe how good the marinated baked tofu is.

  53. 53

    Janet — March 28, 2011 @ 8:38 pm Reply

    thank you for posting the tofu recipes!! This looks like another great one to try soon. :) I still can't believe how good the marinated baked tofu is.

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    teresacooks — March 28, 2011 @ 8:38 pm Reply

    mmmm. those were yummy. I served them with rice and sauteed broccoli and a peanut sauce. Great dinner. I'm sure I'll put it on my blog too!

  55. 55

    teresacooks — March 28, 2011 @ 8:38 pm Reply

    mmmm. those were yummy. I served them with rice and sauteed broccoli and a peanut sauce. Great dinner. I'm sure I'll put it on my blog too!

  56. 56

    KMAYS — March 28, 2011 @ 8:38 pm Reply

    These look great, and I love how tofu is such an inexpensive protein. I wish my husband ate canned tuna (also inexpensive protein!) and olives.

  57. 57

    KMAYS — March 28, 2011 @ 8:38 pm Reply

    These look great, and I love how tofu is such an inexpensive protein. I wish my husband ate canned tuna (also inexpensive protein!) and olives.

  58. 58

    teresacooks — March 28, 2011 @ 8:38 pm Reply

    HI,my husband is totally fine with tofu and tempeh (despite growing up in Ireland), I was going to make sesame crunch tofu for dinner, but this sounds so good, I'm making it instead. Maybe more than one of my kids will eat it. . .

  59. 59

    teresacooks — March 28, 2011 @ 8:38 pm Reply

    HI,my husband is totally fine with tofu and tempeh (despite growing up in Ireland), I was going to make sesame crunch tofu for dinner, but this sounds so good, I'm making it instead. Maybe more than one of my kids will eat it. . .

  60. 60

    Jill@quarterlifewellness — March 28, 2011 @ 8:38 pm Reply

    HOLY OMG. I am making this for my man soon!!And I just found your blog and I freaking love it!

  61. 61

    Elina — March 28, 2011 @ 8:38 pm Reply

    My husband loves tofu now too. The orange glazed tofu from 101 cookbooks was the recipe that turned it around for him. Then I made tofu steaks with roasted red pepper sauce. He said he could eat it every day :) I love when that happens!

  62. 62

    marla {Family Fresh Cooking} — March 28, 2011 @ 8:38 pm Reply

    Cara, this is a keeper. I love this recipe. My kids would probably love this too! I have all these ingredients and need to try asap.

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    beeskneeslife — March 28, 2011 @ 8:38 pm Reply

    I would love it if mine would even try tofu or tempeh! For some reason he has this idea of what they will both taste like. I am making baby steps though because I recently stocked the fridge with some flavored Greek yogurt vs. my usual plain Fage, and he took one to work today. Cross your fingers that he likes it!

  64. 64

    Nicole Chow - HealthyChow.com — March 28, 2011 @ 8:39 pm Reply

    Nice work, Cara! I recently got my husband to like tofu as well. I was so surprised! I coated my firm tofu pieces with flax meal, TJ's peanut satay sauce and a whole boatload of spices and then baked until slightly crisp. He said it tasted like Wendy's chicken nuggets. I'm so glad your husband liked your recipe. I like how you added coconut to your coating. The sweetening definitely does help. And that sauce of yours sounds perfect! I am want my husband to try Kombucha. But the smell of it makes him gag (with good reason)!

  65. 65

    Nicole Chow - HealthyChow.com — March 28, 2011 @ 8:39 pm Reply

    Nice work, Cara! I recently got my husband to like tofu as well. I was so surprised! I coated my firm tofu pieces with flax meal, TJ's peanut satay sauce and a whole boatload of spices and then baked until slightly crisp. He said it tasted like Wendy's chicken nuggets. I'm so glad your husband liked your recipe. I like how you added coconut to your coating. The sweetening definitely does help. And that sauce of yours sounds perfect! I am want my husband to try Kombucha. But the smell of it makes him gag (with good reason)!

  66. 66

    Christina — March 28, 2011 @ 8:39 pm Reply

    Hi Cara!This is my first time here. :)"Nuggets" is my favorite word. It just sounds so yummy. I really liked this post, I will have to try some Tofu nuggets! :)- Christina

  67. 67

    Christina — March 28, 2011 @ 8:39 pm Reply

    Hi Cara!This is my first time here. :)"Nuggets" is my favorite word. It just sounds so yummy. I really liked this post, I will have to try some Tofu nuggets! :)- Christina

  68. 68

    Christina — March 28, 2011 @ 8:39 pm Reply

    Hi Cara!This is my first time here. :)"Nuggets" is my favorite word. It just sounds so yummy. I really liked this post, I will have to try some Tofu nuggets! :)- Christina

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    Dawn — March 28, 2011 @ 8:39 pm Reply

    VERY nice. I have some tempeh burgers that would be perfect with coconut. I totally forgot to get my flaked coconut at the natural food store this morning darn it! Next week…I have your avocado brownies on the list for (hopefully) tonight.

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    Dawn — March 28, 2011 @ 8:39 pm Reply

    VERY nice. I have some tempeh burgers that would be perfect with coconut. I totally forgot to get my flaked coconut at the natural food store this morning darn it! Next week…I have your avocado brownies on the list for (hopefully) tonight.

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    yumventures — March 28, 2011 @ 8:39 pm Reply

    These little nuggets of joy look awesome! I don't think Z really likes tofu, but he will be OK with eating it because it is cheap. But if I could do this to make it awesome — tofu allll day! Great recipe :) I can't wait to try it!

  72. 72

    yumventures — March 28, 2011 @ 8:39 pm Reply

    These little nuggets of joy look awesome! I don't think Z really likes tofu, but he will be OK with eating it because it is cheap. But if I could do this to make it awesome — tofu allll day! Great recipe :) I can't wait to try it!

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    TJ — March 28, 2011 @ 8:39 pm Reply

    My BF LOVES tofu! I stopped making it because I disliked the way I was cooking it. But I started baking it and loved the constancy of it. I just printed out this recipe and will be making it SOON! Thank you! :)

  74. 74

    TJ — March 28, 2011 @ 8:39 pm Reply

    My BF LOVES tofu! I stopped making it because I disliked the way I was cooking it. But I started baking it and loved the constancy of it. I just printed out this recipe and will be making it SOON! Thank you! :)

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    Julie — March 28, 2011 @ 8:39 pm Reply

    Do you think this would work if you make it in a pan too? I'd love to try this but I'm oven-less :(

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    Cara — March 28, 2011 @ 8:39 pm Reply

    Julie, I think you would need to fry the tofu in a good amount of oil to get it crispy (and I try not to do much frying in general, so I don't really have any further advice, sorry!)

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    Cara — March 28, 2011 @ 8:39 pm Reply

    Julie, I think you would need to fry the tofu in a good amount of oil to get it crispy (and I try not to do much frying in general, so I don't really have any further advice, sorry!)

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    Justinelea — March 28, 2011 @ 8:39 pm Reply

    I made this a few minutes ago….AMAZING! SO GOOD! Thanks cara..keep it up. FYI- I added coconut extract to the egg whites….just cause I had it.

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    Cara — March 28, 2011 @ 8:39 pm Reply

    Glad you liked it, Justine! Great call on adding the coconut extract.

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    Cara — March 28, 2011 @ 8:39 pm Reply

    Glad you liked it, Justine! Great call on adding the coconut extract.

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    Shannon — March 28, 2011 @ 8:39 pm Reply

    ooh, wish i had seen this before i baked up my tofu last night!

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    Smasha — March 28, 2011 @ 8:39 pm Reply

    Mmm…I just made these and I was SO impressed! I may even make these for a party I'm going to in a couple weeks…I may be able to convert the non-veggies with this recipe!

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    Lori — March 28, 2011 @ 8:40 pm Reply

    These sound great. My daughter, husband and I love tofu. My other daughter – not so much.I have the hardest time getting my children to eat a lot of things. Mostly vegetables.

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    Lori — March 28, 2011 @ 8:40 pm Reply

    These sound great. My daughter, husband and I love tofu. My other daughter – not so much.I have the hardest time getting my children to eat a lot of things. Mostly vegetables.

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    Meghan — March 28, 2011 @ 8:50 pm Reply

    I think if I were to ever get my husband to eat tofu, coating it in crispy coconut would be the way to go! I've been trying to get him to eat more vegetables. I recently tried roasted cauliflower and he loved it! Next is broccoli :)

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    Joanne — March 28, 2011 @ 8:52 pm Reply

    Tofu and tempeh are two items that I would love to get my family to eat. Or vegetables in general. I'll take what I can get!These look amazing. I know that I would love them.

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    Cara — March 29, 2011 @ 2:06 am Reply

    Julie, I think you would need to fry the tofu in a good amount of oil to get it crispy (and I try not to do much frying in general, so I don't really have any further advice, sorry!)

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    Justinelea — March 29, 2011 @ 2:06 am Reply

    I made this a few minutes ago….AMAZING! SO GOOD! Thanks cara..keep it up. FYI- I added coconut extract to the egg whites….just cause I had it.

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    Smasha — March 29, 2011 @ 2:06 am Reply

    Mmm…I just made these and I was SO impressed! I may even make these for a party I'm going to in a couple weeks…I may be able to convert the non-veggies with this recipe!

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    localfoodiefight — March 29, 2011 @ 2:06 am Reply

    Ahh YUM this look delicious!!!

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    Mary Ellen — March 29, 2011 @ 2:06 am Reply

    These look great and I love that your husband is eating tofu! I wish mine would… I make tofu when he's out of town or when I'm making shrimp for him (something I don't eat). He tasted it once and won't do it again. Good job transforming your husband!

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    preventionrd — March 29, 2011 @ 2:06 am Reply

    Making these ASAP!!!!

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    preventionrd — March 29, 2011 @ 2:06 am Reply

    Where's the recipe!? I need it! These look TOO GOOD NOT TO MAKE!! ASAP!!

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    Lori — March 29, 2011 @ 2:06 am Reply

    These sound great. My daughter, husband and I love tofu. My other daughter – not so much.I have the hardest time getting my children to eat a lot of things. Mostly vegetables.

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    teresacooks — March 29, 2011 @ 2:06 am Reply

    HI,my husband is totally fine with tofu and tempeh (despite growing up in Ireland), I was going to make sesame crunch tofu for dinner, but this sounds so good, I'm making it instead. Maybe more than one of my kids will eat it. . .

  96. 96

    Jill@quarterlifewellness — March 29, 2011 @ 2:06 am Reply

    HOLY OMG. I am making this for my man soon!!And I just found your blog and I freaking love it!

  97. 97

    beeskneeslife — March 29, 2011 @ 2:06 am Reply

    I would love it if mine would even try tofu or tempeh! For some reason he has this idea of what they will both taste like. I am making baby steps though because I recently stocked the fridge with some flavored Greek yogurt vs. my usual plain Fage, and he took one to work today. Cross your fingers that he likes it!

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    yumventures — March 29, 2011 @ 2:06 am Reply

    These little nuggets of joy look awesome! I don't think Z really likes tofu, but he will be OK with eating it because it is cheap. But if I could do this to make it awesome — tofu allll day! Great recipe :) I can't wait to try it!

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    beeskneeslife — April 5, 2011 @ 1:20 am Reply

    I would love it if mine would even try tofu or tempeh! For some reason he has this idea of what they will both taste like. I am making baby steps though because I recently stocked the fridge with some flavored Greek yogurt vs. my usual plain Fage, and he took one to work today. Cross your fingers that he likes it!

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    yumventures — April 5, 2011 @ 1:20 am Reply

    These little nuggets of joy look awesome! I don't think Z really likes tofu, but he will be OK with eating it because it is cheap. But if I could do this to make it awesome — tofu allll day! Great recipe :) I can't wait to try it!

  101. 101

    Lori — April 5, 2011 @ 1:20 am Reply

    These sound great. My daughter, husband and I love tofu. My other daughter – not so much.I have the hardest time getting my children to eat a lot of things. Mostly vegetables.

  102. 102

    Lauren — April 5, 2011 @ 1:20 am Reply

    I turned my husband onto tofu with a "tofu meatball" recipe handed down from my mom… he says that as long as I tell him beforehand that the meal is made with tofu, he'll be fine ;). This recipe sounds fantastic! I love coconut, and the tofu triangles look wonderfully crispy. Will definitely have to try these.

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    preventionrd — April 5, 2011 @ 1:20 am Reply

    Making these ASAP!!!!

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    preventionrd — April 5, 2011 @ 1:20 am Reply

    I made them last night and love them! I served them with fig preserves – delicious!Also, I wanted to be sure you saw that I left you an award the other day :)http://preventionrd.com/2010/03/06/taters-are-in-onions-spinach-and-kale-too/

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    Weighting Around — April 5, 2011 @ 1:20 am Reply

    I'm going to have to try this one! So glad they weren't fried.

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    Julie — April 5, 2011 @ 1:20 am Reply

    Do you think this would work if you make it in a pan too? I'd love to try this but I'm oven-less :(

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    Cara — April 5, 2011 @ 1:20 am Reply

    Glad you liked it, Justine! Great call on adding the coconut extract.

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    C. — April 5, 2011 @ 1:20 am Reply

    Those look delicious! What would you suggest to serve with them?

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    Shannon — April 5, 2011 @ 1:20 am Reply

    ooh, wish i had seen this before i baked up my tofu last night!

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    Mary Ellen — April 5, 2011 @ 1:20 am Reply

    These look great and I love that your husband is eating tofu! I wish mine would… I make tofu when he's out of town or when I'm making shrimp for him (something I don't eat). He tasted it once and won't do it again. Good job transforming your husband!

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    Aggie — April 5, 2011 @ 1:20 am Reply

    Hmmm…I've got a package of tofu in the fridge, and have yet decided how to make my FIRST tofu meal! This looks great! I may even get the kids to eat this…fingers crossed! :)

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    Janet — April 5, 2011 @ 1:20 am Reply

    thank you for posting the tofu recipes!! This looks like another great one to try soon. :) I still can't believe how good the marinated baked tofu is.

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    KMAYS — April 5, 2011 @ 1:20 am Reply

    These look great, and I love how tofu is such an inexpensive protein. I wish my husband ate canned tuna (also inexpensive protein!) and olives.

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    Elina — April 5, 2011 @ 1:20 am Reply

    My husband loves tofu now too. The orange glazed tofu from 101 cookbooks was the recipe that turned it around for him. Then I made tofu steaks with roasted red pepper sauce. He said he could eat it every day :) I love when that happens!

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    beeskneeslife — April 5, 2011 @ 1:20 am Reply

    I would love it if mine would even try tofu or tempeh! For some reason he has this idea of what they will both taste like. I am making baby steps though because I recently stocked the fridge with some flavored Greek yogurt vs. my usual plain Fage, and he took one to work today. Cross your fingers that he likes it!

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    Nicole Chow - HealthyChow.com — April 5, 2011 @ 1:20 am Reply

    Nice work, Cara! I recently got my husband to like tofu as well. I was so surprised! I coated my firm tofu pieces with flax meal, TJ's peanut satay sauce and a whole boatload of spices and then baked until slightly crisp. He said it tasted like Wendy's chicken nuggets. I'm so glad your husband liked your recipe. I like how you added coconut to your coating. The sweetening definitely does help. And that sauce of yours sounds perfect! I am want my husband to try Kombucha. But the smell of it makes him gag (with good reason)!

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    Angela — October 9, 2012 @ 10:59 pm Reply

    Thanks so much for the awesome recipe! Would you suggest I use sweetened or unsweetened coconut?

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      Cara — October 10, 2012 @ 8:15 am

      Hi Angela, when I came up with this recipe, I don’t think I knew yet about unsweetened coconut! So I had used sweetened. But I think it would be worth a shot with unsweetened too.

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      Angela — October 10, 2012 @ 6:13 pm

      Okay, thank you Cara!! I am making this tonight for my meat-loving fiance, so hopefully it tastes as wonderful as it looks :)

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