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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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