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Baked Tofu

I am fairly new to using tofu. It is a very versatile ingredient. You can make savory or sweet dishes with tofu. It is used in stir-fries,  buddha bowls, wraps, scrambles, the list just goes on and on.

At my local grocery store it is $5 for a package of baked tofu of four pieces. That just does not seem right, so I made my own. By making your own you can easily change up the flavor profiles. This is a basic recipe just to get you started. The marinade is only 3 ingredients. That is pretty easy.

  • 1 package firm tofu (I like Nasoya)
  • 5 tbsp coconut aminos
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp liquid smoke

Note: I find freezing the tofu gives it a “meatier” texture. I would not press the tofu for this if you do not want ugly slices. Learn from my mistake. I would, however, wrap the tofu in a towel and let the towel soak up the liquid.

In a small bowl mix together marinade ingredients: coconut aminos, garlic powder and liquid smoke.

Slice tofu into about 1/2 in slices. Pour marinade into a 13×9 baking dish. Place the tofu into the marinade. Let set for 5-10 minutes, then flip tofu over to marinade the other side for another 5-10 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.

Place marinated tofu slices onto prepared baking sheet. Bake in oven for 15 minutes. Turn over tofu slices and bake for an additional 15 minutes.

Note: I noticed the tofu firmed up as it cooled.

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Serve. Eat. Enjoy.

6 thoughts on “Baked Tofu

  1. Hi Catherine, I see liquid smoke as an ingredient in a lot of vegan recipes. I am a bit concerned about the health hazards of using this ingredient. If you want to use another flavoring, do you have an suggestions? Thanks!

    1. You could try apple cider vinegar. It will not give it the smokey flavor, but it will add wonderful flavor.

      1. That is a great suggestion, thanks!

      2. and I will spell your name correctly next time, I promise!

      3. It happens all the time 🙂

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