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5 from 15 votes

Crispy Seasoned Air Fryer Tofu

This ultra crispy air fryer tofu is super flavorful and cooked through in just 13 minutes! Popular with kids and adults and an easy vegan recipe.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time13 mins
Pressing Time30 mins
Total Time23 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 94kcal


  • 12 oz block extra firm tofu (350 g)
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil (see note 1)
  • 2 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon salt


  • Press tofu:
    Sandwich between paper towels and two plates. Place a heavy object (like a 28 oz can) on the top plate. See photo in post for a visual. Press for 30 minutes or more.
  • Heat air fryer to 200°C/ 390°F.
  • Cut tofu into ½ inch or ¾ inch cubes.
  • Toss tofu in avocado oil, then in cornstarch.
  • Toss tofu in all remaining spices until evenly coated, then place in the air fryer basket.
  • Cook for 13 minutes, shaking every 5 minutes, or until cooked to your liking.
  • Tofu is ready when it is firm on the outside. It should still be soft on the inside, as it hardens as it cools.
  • Enjoy immediately!


1- Other high smoke point oils that may be suitable for air fryer tofu include: peanut oil, grapeseed oil, sunflower seed oil and vegetable oil.
2- Tofu may be pressed 3-4 days before cooking and stored in an air tight container in the fridge
Crispy tofu does not keep well and is best served fresh.


Serving: 1/4 batch | Calories: 94kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 346mg | Potassium: 153mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 490IU | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1.2mg