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The Ultimate Crispy BBQ Tofu Bites Air Fryer & Gluten Free Recipe

Updated: Oct 9, 2022

This delicious appetizer is prepared by first coating the tofu in a crispy gluten free batter and then airfrying it with the BBQ sauce

These are so crispy from the outside and soft on the inside. Using an air fryer makes them so crunchy and crispy and the overall recipe process simple.

This is perfect snack for parties or game nights and it’s Gluten free too since we have used gluten free breadcrumbs and chickpeas flour.

Definitely one of my favorite Tofu recipes


Tofu - 500 Grams

Chickpeas Flour - 150 grams

Cornstarch - 2 tsps

Salt - 1 tsp

Pepper - 1 tsp

Water - 220 ml

Gluten free Breadcrumbs - 100 grams

Salt - half tsp

Pepper - half tsp

BBQ sauce - 50 grams

Ketchup - 30 grams

Hot sauce - 2 tbsp

Oil - 1 tsp

Sesame seeds



- Take 500 grams of tofu, slice it into medium size pieces, you can slice them in any shape or size.

- To prepare the batter, take 150 grams of chickpeas flour, 2 teaspoons of cornstarch, 1 teaspoon of salt, 1 teaspoon of pepper. Mix well. Then add approximately 220 ml of water. Add the water in small amounts gradually, we need the batter of pouring consistency.

- Try to break all the lumps.

- Next season the breadcrumbs, approximately 100 grams. Half teaspoon of salt & half teaspoon of pepper and mix well

- Add the tofu to the batter and then remove the excess amount of batter. Add the battered tofu to the breadcrumbs, and coat well.

- Repeat the same process with the rest of the tofu pieces

Air fry the battered tofu over 190 C for 15 mins

For the sauce, add 50 grams of BBQ sauce, 30 grams of Ketchup & 2 tbsp of Hot sauce

- Mix everything well

- You can just use the BBQ sauce alone for the recipe

- Meanwhile the tofu is also ready & crispy

- Add the sauce to the tofu and coat it well

Airfry again over 190 C for 10 mins

Finally sprinkle some sesame seeds, chives and serve it along with some Vegan ranch

You can enjoy this as an appetizer or just pair it with some spicy noodles or rice.

Do try this at home and share your feedback in the comment section

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