Perfect Crispy Baked Tofu {vegan, gluten free}

Perfect crispy baked tofu

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!

Perfect Crispy Baked TofuPerfect Crispy Baked Tofu {vegan, gluten free}


(serves 2)

  • 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!


  1. Preheat the oven to 190°C. and line baking sheet with baking paper.
  2. 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.
  3. Cube the block of tofu into small cubes and place in a small bowl.
  4. Add in the oil, soy sauce/tamari, cornstarch and other ingredients (if using) – toss the cubes until well coated.
  5. 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!

Perfect crispy baked tofu

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  1. This is the first time my husband actually liked tofu! I love that it is so versatile. He was popping them in his mouth after they had cooked from the oven and I made the recipe with no seasoning, only the 1Tbs of soy sauce, and it was delicious. Thank you so much for this healthy and yummy recipe!

    1. This is the best feedback! Thank you so much for commenting. I’m so glad he liked it! Yes, I love it with just the soy sauce too! x