You want to press the tofu first. If you need more info on pressing tofu, check out my TOFU COOKING GUIDE!
Once you have pressed the tofu, cut the block of tofu into strips or "wings".
Now either in a large bowl or ziploc bag combine the vegetable broth, olive oil, liquid smoke, poultry seasoning and salt.
Add the tofu to the marinade, and make sure the tofu is covered by the marinade as much as possible. Marinate the tofu for at least an hour, but the longer the better.
When you are ready to make the wings, preheat the oven to 375 degrees(F).
Now, make the waffle batter. In a small bowl, whisk together the flax and water. Set aside to thicken and make a flax "egg".
Then in a medium mixing bowl, sift together the flour and the baking powder. Then whisk in the salt. Set aside.
In a large sized mixing bowl, whisk together the vegetable oil, sugar and vanilla. Then whisk in the flax egg.
Now add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, a little at a time. Begin to whisk together, then start adding the non-dairy milk a little at a time until everything is combined. Set aside.
Next, add the panko and finely crushed corn flakes to a separate medium sized bowl.
Then, taking a strip of tofu out of the marinade, pat it dry, then dip the tofu into the waffle batter. Then put it in the panko and corn flakes and coat completely.
Then place on a baking sheet sprayed with non-stick spray.
Repeat with all of the tofu, then bake at 375 degrees for 30-40 minutes. Flip after 15 minutes. Bake until brown and crispy.
While the tofu is baking, whisk together the maple syrup and hot sauce. Set aside.
When the tofu is done, drizzle them with spicy maple syrup and serve immediately.