Vegan Baked Tofu Cheese Finger (Oven & Air Fryer)

Looking for nutritious movie treat or appetizer or side? This is a perfect one that is full of protein, Baked tofu Cheese sticks. With only so little oil used, this is super low in fat. This can be eaten by itself by dipping in sauce, or as filing for sandwiches or alongside with salad. The list is endless! I have tried Airfrying potato wedges, so I thought why not try tofu, and here it is!
Nutritional yeast which is high in Vitamin B12 is used to replace the diary cheese to give that cheesy taste, this is a ingredient not to be omitted. Once you have tried nutritional yeast, you will fall in love with it! Click here on where to buy.

Dietary: Vegetarian, Vegan.
Allergen Information: Free from dairy, egg, corn, palm oil and nut.
Serve 2-4
 400g firm tofu

 1/2 cup Japanese panko bread crumbs
 2 tsp garlic powder
 2 tsp onion powder
 1 Tbsp dried basil
 1 Tbsp dried oregano
 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
 1/2 tsp salt
 2 tsp dried parsley flakes (optional)
 1 tsp cayenne/chilli powder (optional)
 2 tsp canola oil, for frying
 60ml non-dairy milk (I use soy milk)

1. Drain firm tofu well and cut into 1.5cm thickness strips.

2. Heat up oil in a sauté pan in low heat. Add all ingredients in (A) until well combined and for about 2 minutes. Remove from heat, keep in the pan and set aside.  
3. Place the milk and nutritional yeast into two separate wide shallow bowls.

4. Dip tofu strips into milk bowl then coat lightly in nutritional yeast bowl, and roll into mixture (A).
5. Bake it:
Using Oven:
Preheat the oven to 180℃.  Evenly spread tofu strips on a baking tray with parchment paper. Using a oven thermometer, ensure it is at the right temperature 180Pop the strips into the oven for about 25 minutes, turning once until golden brown.
Using Airfryer:
Preheat the Airfryer to 170for 3 minutes. 
Evenly spread tofu strips in the fryer basket and slide the basket into the Airfryer. Set the timer to 20 minutes, turning once until golden brown.
6. Dip in tomato sauce, Asian chilli sauce or vegan cheese dip alongside your favourite salad greens. Or use this as filling for your sandwiches or soft buns. Enjoy!
After baking, the tofu fingers can be refrigerated or frozen. Simply reheat in an oven or Airfyer for about 5 minutes at 170℃.  Place parchment papers between layers to prevent sticking.

Step 3: Rolling Good Time

Step 4: Before baking in Airfryer


  1. I tried this yesterday, goodness, it is amazing, my family loves it! Thanks so much for sharing. - Shirley.

    1. Hi Shirley, thrilled to hear that that your family love it ;)

  2. Looks easy to prepare. Would love to try it some of these days.

    1. Hi Eileen, it is indeed easy. Try it out and let me know how it goes ;)

  3. The Airfryer idea is a fantastic machine for a quick, easy 2 person meal and plus cooking was much healthier. Everybody should have one! Just saying...

    1. I totally agreed, AF is a must-have at home for us ;)