Vegan Buffalo Wings- battered tofu with chicken seasonings making them crispy on the outside with a chicken like consistency and taste on the inside. Smothered in (vegan) buttery Frank’s and dipped in Dilly Ranch- you will not be missing wings anymore!

Maybe you’re vegan, maybe you’re plant based or just trying to eat a little healthier. Whatever the case- these chickenless wings have got your back!

We decided on tofu as the base for these for 2 reasons:

  1. Consistency– Extra firm tofu already has a chicken like consistency and you don’t have to put in a lot of work (compared to making seitan.)
  2. Ease– All you need to do is chop up the tofu block into the shape you want. You can make these into strips like we did or do smaller cubes to get the ‘boneless wing’ style.

The batter is flavored with chicken seasonings that really compliment the tofu! As we get further into our vegan journey it becomes more and more clear that what you are missing when it comes to meat is not the meat itself but the SEASONINGS.

You got the right seasonings or a bomb ass sauce? You don’t need meat to be satisfied! Plus you’re skipping all the salt/fat/cholesterol from meat.

Winwinwin!

We dunked these in our Vegan Dilly Ranch Dip– SO GOOD. I think we ate two full blocks of tofu between the two of us and it was magical.

HOW DO YOU MAKE VEGAN BUFFALO WINGS?

Good question!

First, preheat your oven to 400 degrees.

Then cut your tofu into the desired size. We did 1/2 inch strips by 2 inches long and it worked well.

Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl to combine. Then add the oil and water and mix again.

This should be a medium thick consistency, like pancake batter! Add some water if it’s too thick.

Gently add the tofu strips. Fold the batter over the strips until they’re well covered.

Carefully lay the strips one at a time on a parchment lined cookie sheet.

Place them in the oven for 30 minutes, making sure to carefully flip each one over half way through. (15 minutes, flip, then 15 more minutes.)

Meanwhile, place all the sauce ingredients in a saucepan and cook for 3 minutes over low heat.

Take the strips out of the oven. The edges should be brown and crispy.

Toss the strips in a large bowl with the sauce and serve with Vegan Dilly Ranch Dip!

Yield: 2-4

Vegan Buffalo Wings

Vegan Buffalo Wings

Firm tofu spiced with chicken flavors, breaded and baked and tossed in buttery Frank's hot sauce... you won't be missing those buffalo wings anymore!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

Wings

  • 2 blocks extra firm tofu (350g each)
  • 1 cup flours
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1-2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp poultry seasoning
  • 1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 1/3 cup water

Sauce

  • 3/4 cup Frank's 
  • 1 tbsp BBQ sauce
  • 2 tbsp vegan butter or margarine

Instructions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Cut the tofu into 1/2" strips about 2" long (any size will do!)

Mix all the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add the water and oil, mix again.

It should be a medium thick consistency, like pancake batter. Add water if needed.

Gently add 1 tofu strip at a time, fold the batter over the strip until well covered.

Place on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.

Repeat with all the strips!

Place the strips in the oven for 15 min.

After 15 min, gently flip the strips over and place them back in the oven for an additional 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, place all the sauce ingredients in a small sauce pan on low heat for about 3 minutes.

Take the strips out of the oven. The edges should be brown and crispy.

In a large bowl, toss the strips in the buffalo hot sauce.

Serve with our Vegan Dilly Ranch Dip!

Notes

You can cut smaller sizes for the tofu, think boneless wing style.

We did also toss some in BBQ sauce, excellent!

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