Here’s a tip: when you’re entering the world of baking with avocado instead of butter for the first time, make sure you have some leftover tofu in your fridge that’s literally dying to be made into emergency tofu nuggets. Otherwise, you’re just being irresponsible.
Yeah so my first foray into avocado-ed baking was a bust. A tasteless bust. But I’m young. I’m employed. I’m female. I have a lot of time to experiment with avocados, is what I’m saying.
You know what else employed young women love? Tofu. And the really self-centered ones? The ones with their own blogs because they like the sound of their own voice? They love eating tofu shaped into the letters of their name. Love. It.
So get out that tofu that lives in a ziploc snack baggy in the depths of your fridge. You know, the one next to the chutney and behind the half drunk single serving carton of vanilla soy milk that you’ve been working on for days now. Days. It’s taking you days. That other baggy is spoiled vegan cheese*.
We’re going to make tofu nuggets and forget about that avocado incident.
*vegan cheese spoils, it turns out. I was stomach ached into surprise.
5 oz sprouted firm tofu, dried (thoroughly) and cut (darlingly) into the letters of your name
1 tablespoon wheat germ
1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
2 tablespoons brown rice crisps cereal, crushed
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon oregano
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Optional: 1 tablespoon of nutritional yeast, if you’re a nutritional yeast fan…I didn’t use it but I think it’d work well maybe?
1/8 cup soy or almond milk
What avocado baking disaster? Exactly.
Preheat your oven to 375. Line a baking dish with some parchment paper.
Mix up all your seasonings in a bowl. Put your milk in another bowl.
Dump your tofu letter in the seasonings. Then dump it in the milk. Dump again in the seasonings, covering the piece in an overwhelming fashion. Repeat until you can read your name in your soon-to-be dinner.
Put the tofu in the baking pan. Bake for 10 minutes. Flip pieces over. Bake another 10 minutes. Bake a little longer if, you know, you want them cooked more. It’s your name so it’s your call, ya know?