crispy baked tofu recipe

How to Make Crispy Baked Tofu

  • Author: Alex Caspero
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: protein, dinner, lunch
  • Method: oven
  • Cuisine: vegan, glutenfree, vegetarian


How to Make Crispy Baked Tofu without deep-frying! This crispy baked tofu recipe is a must-save. Vegan and easily gluten-free.



  • 1 (14 ounce) package organic, firm or extra-firm tofu
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce (or tamari for gluten-free version)
  • 1 tablespoon arrowroot starch or cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons seasoning of choice (optional, to fit in with the recipe you are using this for. Keep it plain to add to stir-fries or try chili powder to add to grain bowls and salads)


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. For crispy tofu, it needs to be pressed first. Wrap the tofu in a kitchen towel or paper towels and place a heavy object on top, like a pan or cans. Let drain for at least 15 minutes.
  3. Unwrap the tofu and cube, then place in a large bowl. Toss with olive oil, soy sauce, arrowroot starch and seasoning, if using, until the tofu is evenly coated.
  4. Place on the baking sheet and bake for 25-30 minutes until golden brown and crispy.


  • Serving Size: 1/4th recipe
  • Calories: 133
  • Sugar: 1 g
  • Sodium: 282 mg
  • Fat: 9 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 8 g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 5 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 10 g
  • Cholesterol: 0g

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