This Easy Baked Tofu is the easiest tofu you’ll ever make! It’s perfect for meal prep, has a great texture and flavour and comes out beautifully crispy!  

As I type this the questions crossed my mind yet again: how is it that we don’t have a baked tofu recipe on the blog?! I have every other form it seems: Air Fryer tofu, air fryer tofu in a divine orange sauce, stovetop crisped up tofu, even slow cooker tofu! It’s funny how the recipes that we make the most tend to be the ones that get left behind when it comes to sharing. Regardless, this Easy Baked Tofu is here today. 

What is tofu? 

If you’re new here, you may not know that tofu is a loved ingredient in these parts. I have a long and thorough blog post titled “Tofu 101” that explains what tofu is, how to get the right type, how it’s made and so many tips on how best to prepare it. I mention baking tofu and gave a quick go to recipe, but I know that a full recipe is always way more helpful for you guys. 

seasoned tofu in a bowl to marinate it

Baked Tofu Ingredients

As I mentioned in my tofu 101 post, you only need a few simple ingredients to make baked tofu:

Tofu – I always use firm or extra firm for baked tofu. Be careful not to use silken tofu here – it’s a mistake I made for years! Firm or extra firm ensures a divine texture and tofu that holds properly. 

Liquid aminos – I love using this or even tamari or soy sauce because it really gives the inside of the tofu a great flavour. It soaks right in and takes like a minute to marinate. You could be like Gav and marinate overnight too. 

Oil – I love using olive oil here!

Cornstarch – My not so secret ingredient for crispy tofu! It helps to wick out excess moisture to help the texture of the tofu. 

Mix of seasonings – I love a mix of garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, sea salt and black pepper. Feel free to use your favourites of course! You could even use our Jamaica Jerk sauce! 

baked tofu

How to make Baked Tofu 

This Baked Tofu couldn’t be easier to make. It’s as easy as pressing the tofu (crucial step), marinating it, and baking it. It’s the ultimate meal prep recipe. You can make so much of it at once and enjoy it in a multitude of ways:

You can even switch up the shape! Sometimes I enjoy these in triangles (I think they are cute, and Gav prefers strips. Just watch that the strips don’t burn since they are thinner). 

I hope you enjoy this recipe friends! 

Easy Baked Tofu (Meal Prep)

Easy Baked Tofu

This Easy Baked Tofu is the easiest tofu you’ll ever make! It’s perfect for meal prep, has a great texture and flavour and comes out beautifully crispy!
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Serves: 4
Cuisine: American
Category: Dinner
Ingredients
  • 1 lb (16 oz.) block of extra form tofu, pressed for 30 minutes then cut into 1” cubes
  • ½ tablespoon liquid aminos
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or any oil
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
Instructions
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with a silicone mat and set aside. 
  • In a medium size bowl place the pressed and cubed tofu. Add in liquid aminos and olive oil and toss to coat. Add in all of the other seasoning ingredients (the cornstarch, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, sea salt and black pepper) and toss to thoroughly combine.
  • Place tofu on lined baking sheet, ensuring to give each piece space so that it doesn’t touch.  Cook for 20 minutes, shaking and flipping the tofu at 10 minutes, then continuing to cook. 
  • Remove after tofu is cooked. Allow to cool for a few minutes then serve. Enjoy!
NOTES

OIL FREE – yes you can make these oil free! Just skip the oil.

P.S. – you can make these in the air fryer (slightly different instructions and cooking time) too!

Tags: Dairy Free, Egg Free, Gluten Free, Low Carb, Nut Free, tofu, Vegan, Vegetarian Dairy Free, Egg Free, Gluten Free, Low Carb, Nut Free, tofu, Vegan, Vegetarian
by Jessica

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6 comments

  1. Cynthia says:

    Hi Jessica: You say cornstarch is an important ingredient but the instructions don’t say what to do with it. Also how do you press the tofu and with what? Please clarify. I would like to try your method.

    • Jessica says:

      Hey Cynthia,

      Sorry about that and thanks so much for pointing that out! I just fixed and clarified it – you mix it in with the seasonings! The instructions are way more clear now. I hope you enjoy SO much and let me know if that helps!

  2. Lori says:

    Hi Jessica,

    Your recipe looks great! But I’m trying to be oil-free at this point. Can you suggest something else I could use instead? Or should I just try the recipe as is and just leave the oil out? Thanks! Lori

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