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crispy baked tofu cubes on a rimmed baking sheet
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Crispy Baked Tofu

Crispy baked tofu will become your new favorite way to make tofu.  It’s crispy on the outside, tender in the middle and insanely delicious.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: DIET, DINNER, sides, snacks + starters
Cuisine: Asian, vegan, vegetarian
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 80kcal
Author: Dani Spies

Ingredients

  • 14 ounce package extra firm tofu
  • 1 tablespoon low-sodium Tamari*
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil*
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Drain the tofu and slice into thirds lengthwise so you have 3 even slabs. Lay the slabs on top of each other and slice through them lengthwise to make 3 even columns, then slice across to make 5 even rows (see video).
  • Gently move the tofu to the side and line cutting board with a lint-free towel or paper towels. Lay the tofu in an even layer on the towel and then top with another towel ad some heavy things (I like to stack my cast iron skillet on top of a baking sheet but anything heavy will do).
  • Let the tofu sit for 15-30 minutes allowing the liquid to be squeezed out.
  • In a medium bowl combine tamari, avocado oil, salt, pepper and garlic powder. Add tofu to the bowl and gently toss until all of the tofu is lightly coated with the seasoning.
  • Sprinkle corn starch over the top of seasoned tofu and gently toss together.
  • Lat tofu out on your prepared baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes, flipping the tofu halfway through.
  • Once your tofu is done it will be crispy and golden brown on the edges. Serve as desired and enjoy!

Video

Notes

*Tamari is a gluten-free soy sauce.  You can also use low-sodium soy sauce or coconut aminos.
**Avocado oil helps to make the tofu even crispier but if you prefer an oil-free baked tofu, you can omit the avocado oil and still have delicious results.

Nutrition

Calories: 80kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 292mg | Sugar: 1g