Baked Tofu

Our recipe for Baked Tofu starts with marinating tofu in a sweet and smokey sauce, then popping it in the oven until golden brown. Prep/cook time looks high but the majority is spent either soaking up flavors in the fridge or baking to perfection in the oven. This is a go-to snack for plant-based eaters! It can also be used in a variety of other recipes, including our Vietnamese-Style Spring Rolls With Smoked Tofu.


  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 package extra firm tofu, pressed
  • 3 tablespoons low sodium tamari
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon liquid smoke, hickory flavor
  • PREP TIME 130
  • COOK TIME 40
  • Serves 4


  1. Cut tofu into 1/2 to 1 inch sized chunks. Place in a sealable plastic bag or container with a lid.
  2. Mix the water, tamari, maple syrup, and liquid smoke in a small bowl.
  3. Pour mixture over the tofu and place the container in the fridge.
  4. Allow the tofu to marinate for 1 to 2 hours (or overnight).
  5. Flip the tofu after one hour to make sure the tofu is evenly marinated.
  6. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  7. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  8. Evenly space the tofu on the cooking sheet.
  9. Bake for 20 minutes then flip the tofu over and bake for another 15-20 minutes. Tofu should be golden brown.
  10. Remove from oven and allow tofu to cool.