Skip links
Receita de Panados de tofu vegan

Breaded Tofu Recipe


This Breaded Tofu Recipe is wonderful and is a good vegan option. Does it sound good to you?

For those who are vegan or adventurous, it probably sounds wonderful!

If you are part of those who don’t like to escape from routine or prefer typical Portuguese food, maybe this dish is not for you.

I’m not vegan, but trying different foods, full of flavor and diverse textures is really my thing.

And my apologies to anyone who thinks this dish is weird. But as you already know, I LOVE diversity and new experiences.

That’s why I always want to bring varied recipes for all tastes.

I’ve been meaning for some time to use the Origens Bio tofu* I had it at home and honestly didn’t know quite what to do with it.

I actually wanted to make some kind of cheesecake, but I couldn’t do my research properly and so the tofu was just lying around asking to be used.

Do you know those cheesecakes that you make with whipped tofu? Or even with dried fruit, like cashews or almonds? It was something like that.

But I didn’t want to invent it, I need to study that idea further.

And you know that saying “it’s not too late, not too early”?

Well, now with this whole confinement thing and all the Instagrammers in my life doing lives and more lives (myself included!), I decided to challenge dear Ana from Laranja Lima Nutrição blog to make a live with me.

A while ago, Ana decided to change her life and chose to adopt a vegan diet.

She is a nutritionist, so it was relatively simple to figure out how to make this dietary change in a healthy way.

But talking about our Instagram live… Can you guess what was the recipe we chose?

Well, of course, some nice crispy and tasty breaded tofu! A recipe that people ask Ana a lot!

This a great option for those who follow a vegan lifestyle, as I mentioned before, or for those looking for meatless, healthy, and easy-to-make recipes.

Or simply for those who want to vary their diet (my case!).

These tofu-breaded dishes can be accompanied by a good portion of salad, sautéed or roasted vegetables, or if you want something more elaborate, a nice tomato, carrot, sprout, or bean rice.

Ufff there is a lot to choose from!

This is a good example of a recipe that allows us to take full advantage of the food, adopting a healthier lifestyle, without neglecting the flavor.

We don’t have to stop eating meat to be healthy, but adopting a more varied and nutrient-dense diet helps us to have a better balance in our lives and in the way we eat.

Whatever your type of diet or lifestyle, don’t forget that the most important thing is to live in balance!

Would you like to read more meatless recipes? This Beetroot Recipe is wonderful!


Receita de Panados de tofu com corn flakes


How do you make this Breaded Tofu Recipe?

They are called tofu breaded because of their crispy crust, formed by the cornflakes.

They are super easy and quick to make and take very few ingredients.

To marinate the tofu you’ll need:

  • Tofu sliced into stripes
  • Lemon
  • Soy sauce
  • Pepper

To bread the tofu you’ll need:

  • Cornflakes
  • Salt
  • Oreganos

It’s best that you use firm tofu. If it is soft, it will fall apart and you won’t be able to cut or pan it.

This recipe is made in a frying pan, but it is possible to put the tofu in the oven or in an air fryer for example.


Receita de Panados de tofu


Let’s check the step-by-step?

Breaded Tofu Recipes

This vegan recipe, is easy and delicious. If in a hurry or to impress, with a good source of protein. It can be used by those who want to replace meat in their meals.
Prep time:30 minutes
Cook Time:10 minutes
Total time:40 minutes
Cuisine: fit, healthy, vegan, vegetarian
Keywords: breaded tofus, corkflakes, tofu, tofu panado
Portions: 4 people


  • 1 package tofu firm*
  • 2 to 3 cups cornflakes (can replace with ground flaxseed)
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 lemon juice
  • Black pepper to taste
  • Salt to taste
  • Oreganos to taste
  • 1 drizzle olive oil


  • Start by making your tofu marinade.
  • In a bowl, put the tofu cut into sticks.
  • Add the lemon, soy sauce, and pepper.
  • Let marinate for about 30 min.
  • While the tofu is marinating, put the cornflakes in a plastic or silicone bag.
  • Close the bag and with the help of a rolling pin, beat the bag well, so as to break up the cornflakes.
  • Transfer the cornflakes to a bowl and season with salt and oregano. Mix well and set aside.
  • In a frying pan, put some olive oil and turn on the heat.
  • Pass the tofu sticks through the cornflakes mixture, one by one, and place them in the pan.
  • They bake for about 2 to 3 min each or until golden brown.
  • Serve and enjoy!


You can use ground flaxseed for this recipe. The advantage of ground flaxseed is that it will cling better to the tofu, as it is more like flour.
As for the cornflakes, you can crush them coarsely, as I did, just to give them a crunch, or you can crush them until they are like flour. This way they will adhere better to the tofu.
Use the seasonings you like best, there is no problem in changing the recipe. You can add paprika, cumin, turmeric, you name it.
If you like a slightly sweet taste, you can use 1/2 lemon and 1/2 orange in your marinade.
In case your goal is just to make a meatless meal, you can use flour or breadcrumbs and egg to bread the tofu.

*Use the code NOCHEATDAY10 to gain a 10% discount on the online store Origens Bio.



Did you make this recipe?

Tag on instagram

Leave a comment

Avaliação da receita