Gluten-Free, Vegan Popcorn Tofu |

Gluten-Free, Vegan Popcorn Tofu |


I became vegetarian (and then later vegan) before I was ever able to try popcorn chicken. I don’t consider this a loss. In fact, I never really thought about it until I was in Austin a couple of years ago.

You see, we’d heard about this amazing popcorn tofu from Wheatsville Co-Op. This popcorn tofu is so popular it has it’s own facebook page. Crazy. Well, we were on a quest to try all the amazing vegan must-haves in Austin, and this tofu was on the list. So we drove out there and stood in line at the counter to place our order and that’s when it hit me: “Oh crap. This stuff is probably not gluten-free!”


  • 1 block extra-firm tofu, pressed for 30 minutes
  • 3 tablespoons liquid aminos
  • Coconut oil spray or other spray cooking oil
  • 1/3 cup arrowroot flour or cornstarch
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ cup chickpea flour
  • ¼ cup aquafaba
  • ¼ cup unsweetened nondairy milk
  • ½ cup brown rice flour
  • ¼ cup cornmeal
  • ¼ cup nutritional yeast
  • ¼ cup panko bread crumbs (use GF if necessary)
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