Tofu has to be one of my favourite foods! Sometimes I get an intense craving for this Perfect Crispy Baked Tofu and I just have to go and make it. It’s super easy and a perfect simple recipe for those who are new to tofu.
I love it stirred into stir fries, and usually have leftovers for lunch the next day with a salad and some hummus. I also love it in curries, I bake it with a little curry powder and then add it in to the curry! It’s really versatile and SO delicious.
I probably have tofu 1 or 2 times per week, not only is it absolutely delicious (when cooked the right way) but it’s also a great source of plant protein, containing all 8 amino acids. Tofu contains calcium, iron and manganese, making it a brilliant staple for vegans!
If you make this Perfect Crispy Baked Tofu then please make sure to comment below or tag me in your recreations over on Instagram using @ginabnutrition or #ginabnutrition – I love to see them!
- 1 250-300g block firm or extra firm tofu (I highly recommend trying smoked tofu for this recipe as it’s delicious!)
- 1 tbsp olive oil (or oil of choice)
- 1 tbsp soy sauce (use Tamari for gluten free option)
- 1 tbsp cornstarch
- 1 tsp maple syrup (optional)
- 1 tsp spices/herbs/seasoning of choice, to suit your dish (optional) – e.g. garlic powder, onion powder, curry powder, chilli powder. Forget this step if you’re making basic crispy baked tofu for a certain recipe and want to keep the flavour neutral!
- Preheat the oven to 190°C. and line baking sheet with baking paper.
- If your tofu isn’t already drained, wrap it in kitchen towels and place something heavy on top (like a book or cans) and leave to drain for around 20 minutes. If your tofu is already drained, just gently pat dry with a kitchen towel to remove any excess water.
- Cube the block of tofu into small cubes and place in a small bowl.
- Add in the oil, soy sauce/tamari, cornstarch and other ingredients (if using) – toss the cubes until well coated.
- Spread the tofu over the baking sheet so that they’re evenly spaced, then place in the preheated oven to bake for around 25-30 minutes (depending on how big you have cut the tofu) until crispy and golden brown. You can decide how crispy you’d like it by taking it out a little earlier or later. Enjoy!