Vegan Crispy Buffalo Tofu Wrap Recipe

Vegan Crispy Buffalo Tofu Wrap Recipe

This vegan crispy buffalo tofu wrap recipe is packed with flavor and texture. It makes for the perfect high protein vegan lunch. 

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This crispy buffalo tofu wrap is my favorite healthy vegan lunch recipe. 

Love crispy foods smothered in buffalo sauce? Then you’ve come to the right place!

This crispy buffalo tofu wrap recipe is the perfect high protein vegan lunch as it’s filled with flavor and texture. Plus it tastes so good with additional toppings like avocado, tomato, and hummus (yes hummus, trust me on this!). 

Even if you aren’t vegan, you’ll love this healthy plant-based wrap! It’s also super easy to make ahead of time, so it’s also perfect for meal prep.

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • Tofu is baked yet still crispy. 
  • Everything tastes better with buffalo sauce. 
  • Healthy, flavorful lunch for vegans and meateaters. 
  • Great for meal prep! 
Vegan crispy buffalo tofu wrap

Ingredients Used to Make this Buffalo Tofu Recipe

  • Extra-firm tofu: For the best texture, I recommend using extra-firm tofu. You could also use firm tofu, but do not use silken! 
  • Buffalo sauce: My go-to brand is Primal Kitchen as it doesn’t have any artificial additives. However, Franks RedHot is also vegan (yes it contains butter flavor, but it doesn’t contain any actual butter). If you go with another brand, just be sure that it’s vegan.
  • Vegan butter: For a more authentic taste, I recommend using a vegan butter spread to mix in with your buffalo sauce. However, coconut oil will also work. If you aren’t vegan, you can use regular butter instead. 
  • Pulsed oats: For the coating, we’re using pulsed oats. Simply place rolled oats in a food processor and pulse a few times until the consistency is that of coarse breadcrumbs. 
  • Avocado oil: Olive oil will also work. I don’t recommend melted coconut oil as it makes the bread crumb mixture too sticky. 
  • Oat milk: Any unsweetened milk alternative will work. 
  • Cornstarch: While I haven’t tried it, I’d assume that almond flour would also work. 
  • Smoked paprika: For a “meatier” flavor, I use smoked paprika. However regular paprika is fine as well. 
  • Dried oregano: Just a pinch gives the tofu more of a classic chicken tenders flavor. 
  • Salt and pepper: To taste. 
  • Whole wheat wraps: Any wraps will work. You could even use pita bread or naan. For a low-carb option, use lettuce wraps instead. 

How to Make Crispy Baked Buffalo Tofu Wraps

The longest part of making these wraps is breading your tofu. I recommend cutting the tofu into rectangles (about 2 inches long). 

Not only is the shape perfect for wraps, but it also means you have fewer pieces of tofu to bread than if you cut it into small cubes. 

However, smaller cubes will get crispier. So it’s really a matter of the texture you prefer and how much time you have to make them. 

  1. Drain and press the tofu and make your breading mixture. 
  2. Set up your breading assembly line and start breading your tofu. 
  1. Bake. 
  2. Fill your wraps and enjoy! 

Tips for making this recipe

  • Make sure to drain and press your tofu. The more moisture, the less crispy your tofu will end up. 
  • Use one hand for dipping your tofu into the cornstarch and the breading mixture and your other hand for dipping into the oat milk. 
  • I find working in batches goes faster as you don’t have to stop and wash your hands as often. What I mean by this is I’ll put about 5 tofu pieces in the cornstarch bowl at once, dip each one in the oat milk and set in the bread crumb mixture. Then, once all five have been dipped in milk, I coat them in the breadcrumbs and place them on the baking sheet. I often have to wash my hands in between each “batch.”
  • Let the oat milk drip off of the tofu before placing the tofu cube into the breadcrumbs. 
  • Allow for at least 1 inch between tofu pieces on the baking sheet. If they’re too crowded they’ll end up soggy rather than crispy. 
Holding a piece of crispy buffalo sauce-coated tofu

Topping ideas for vegan lunch wraps 

While the buffalo sauce provides plenty of flavor, here are some additional toppings that I like to add to my crispy buffalo tofu wraps: 

  • Fresh tomato slices. 
  • Lettuce. 
  • Hummus (red pepper and garlic hummus are my two favorite flavors to pair with the buffalo sauce). 
  • Avocado slices or guacamole. 
  • Vegan ranch dressing. 
  • Roasted vegetables, such as cauliflower or broccoli. 

More high protein vegan lunch recipes to try 

If you tried this crispy buffalo tofu wrap recipe or any other recipe on the blog let me know how you liked it by leaving a comment/rating below! 

Vegan Crispy Buffalo Tofu Wrap Recipe

This vegan crispy buffalo tofu wrap recipe is packed with flavor and texture. It makes for the perfect high protein vegan lunch.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Buffalo Tofu Wrap Recipe, Crispy Baked Buffalo Tofu, Vegan Wrap Recipe
Servings: 6
Calories: 358kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 14-ounce block extra-firm tofu drained and pressed
  • 1 cup rolled oats pulsed into a coarse breadcrumb texture
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 6 tablespoons cornstarch
  • cup unsweetened oat milk
  • 1 tablespoon vegan butter or coconut oil
  • 3/4 cup buffalo sauce
  • 6 whole wheat wraps
  • Toppings of choice

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425 F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper, set aside.
  • Slice pressed tofu into ~24 small rectangles and place in a large plate or bowl, set aside.
  • In a large shallow bowl, combine pulsed oats, avocado oil, paprika, oregano, salt, and pepper, set aside. In another two shallow bowls, add oat milk to one and cornstarch to another.
  • Set up your dipping assembly line. I like to have set it up in the following order: tofu, cornstarch, milk, bread crumb mixture, and the lined baking sheet. Begin breading the tofu by tossing one piece in cornstarch. Next, dip it in the oat milk and allow the milk to drip off before placing it in the bread crumb mixture and tossing to coat. Place place the coated tofu rectangle on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with remaining tofu, leaving at least 1 to 2 inches between breaded tofu pieces. See tips in the post above to help this step go as smoothly as possible.
  • Once all your tofu rectangles have been coated, bake for 30 minutes.
  • While the tofu is baking, place the vegan butter or coconut oil in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Once the butter/oil is melted, whisk in the buffalo sauce to combine. Reduce heat to low until the tofu is cooked.
  • Once the tofu is cooked, carefully transfer the baked tofu pieces to a large bowl or large food storage container (my preference). Pour the buffalo sauce on top and carefully toss to combine. Assemble your wraps with buffalo-coated tofu and toppings of choice. Enjoy immediately or wrap in foil or a reusable wrap and store in the fridge for easy lunches throughout the week.

Notes

Nutrition for buffalo-coated tofu and whole wheat wrap (Mission Whole Wheat Carb Control Tortillas) but no toppings: 358 calories, 21 grams fat (4 grams saturated), 39 grams carb, 18 grams fiber, 1 gram sugar, 15 grams protein.
Note: nutrition assumes the bread crumb mixture, oat milk, and cornstarch are all used up. However, I usually have a little of each leftover.

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10 Comments

  • Denay DeGuzman AvatarDenay DeGuzmana month ago

    My husband just assembled these tasty tofu wraps for dinner. I wanted to come back to share how yummy they are! We’ll be making these again.

    • The Healthy Toast AvatarThe Healthy Toasta month ago

      I’m so glad you guys enjoyed them Denay!!

  • Patty at Spoonabilities AvatarPatty at Spoonabilitiesa month ago

    Oh yes, crispy goodness all smothered in buffalo sauce, and I love that it’s meatless. Yum!

    • The Healthy Toast AvatarThe Healthy Toasta month ago

      Right? How can you go wrong with crispy buffalo anything 😉

  • Beth AvatarBetha month ago

    This looks so delicious and so tasty! My family is going to love this!

    • The Healthy Toast AvatarThe Healthy Toasta month ago

      Thanks Beth! I hope you all enjoy 🙂

  • Jeannette AvatarJeannettea month ago

    Using rolled oats for textue is a fantastic idea! Love how crispy it is, and I especially love the buffalo sauce all over the tofu!. Thanks for sharing 😀

    • The Healthy Toast AvatarThe Healthy Toasta month ago

      Rolled oats are my go-to now for breading! Glad you liked the recipe Jeannette!

  • Shadi Hasanzadenemati AvatarShadi Hasanzadenematia month ago

    The combination of flavors in this dish is great! Love it!

    • The Healthy Toast AvatarThe Healthy Toasta month ago

      Thanks Shadi!

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