Think you're not a fan of tofu? Boy, have I got just the thing to change your mind... This Easy Oven Baked Tofu is so crazy yummy, tasty and addictive, you'll soon find yourself popping it like potato chips!
Course Appetizer, Snack
Prep Time 5minutes
Cook Time 40minutes
Tofu Pressing Time 1hour
Total Time 1hour45minutes
Author Sonia! The Healthy Foodie
1-16ozpackage extra firm tofupressed and patted dry
Remove the tofu from its packaging, drain and press it for about 1 hour to release excess liquid, and then pat it dry with a clean towel.
Preheat your oven to 375°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Cut the tofu into 1/2-inch cubes and, in a medium sized bowl, combine the tamari, maple syrup, rice vinegar, sesame oil, grated ginger, minced garlic and sriracha; stir to combine.
Add the cubed tofu to the bowl and stir delicately until all the cubes are completely and evenly coated. Set aside to marinate for at least 5 minutes (or up to overnight).
Place the cubes of tofu in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet, making sure to leave ample room between each cube for air to circulate. Whatever you do, do not discard that leftover marinade: it makes for an amazing dipping sauce!
Bake the tofu in the preheated oven for 40 minutes, flipping the cubes once halfway through, until it becomes all nice and beautifully golden brown.
Let the baked tofu cool for about 5 minutes in the pan, then serve it with that leftover marinade as a dipping sauce, garnished with a handful of chopped cilantro and a few sesame seeds, if you so desire.