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Baked Tofu

This easy baked tofu will have you passing by the expensive stuff at the grocery store—it's so easy to make it yourself at home!

Ingredients

  • 2 blocks tofu
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce (use gluten free tamari if necessary)
  • 1 Tablespoon mustard
  • 2 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon liquid smoke
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons sesame or olive oil

Instructions

  • Press the tofu, either using a tofu press (I have two of this one and adore them), or by wrapping them in paper towels and stacking them between plates under a heavy object (like so).
  • Meanwhile, add all of the marinade ingredients into a container and whisk to incorporate completely.  Set aside.
  • Slice each tofu block in half horizontally, leaving you with four large slabs of tofu.  In a dish that will fit all of your tofu without leaving extra room, drizzle a layer of the marinade.  Place two of the tofu slabs in and pour more of the marinade on top.  Put the other two pieces of tofu in and pour all of the remaining marinade in (following these steps just helps to make sure that all of the tofu is coated in the marinade).  Seal the container and place the tofu into the fridge to marinate for several hours, preferably overnight.  I like to check on mine every few hours and turn the tofu to make sure it's all getting covered in the marinade.
  • Preheat your oven to 350°.
  • Place your tofu slabs onto a parchment lined baking tray.  Bake for 45 minutes, flipping half way through.  The tofu will firm up slightly as it is chilled.  Eat right away, or store in the fridge for lunch the next day.  We like to cut ours into cubes, but you could really cut it any way you want!  Enjoy!