Crispy Baked Tofu

Crispy Baked Tofu
Author: Molly Devine, RD
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Serves: 4 servings
This is great atop a salad or as a high-protein snack)
  • 1 16-oz package extra firm tofu
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch
  1. Slice the tofu into 6 slices, about 1/2-3/4-in each. Lay out on several layers of paper towels, cover with additional paper towels and press to release the moisture. Lay a heavy plate or baking sheet on the top layer of paper towels and let sit 15 min or until most of the liquid has been pressed out of the tofu.
  2. To make the marinade, combine oil through maple syrup in a large bowl
  3. Cut tofu into cubes and place in the marinade, tossing to coat. Marinate in fridge at least 30 minutes, up to overnight.
  4. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with cooking spray.
  5. Remove tofu from marinade using a slotted spoon and transfer to a clean bowl. Sprinkle with 1 Tbsp cornstarch and toss to coat evenly.
  6. Bake tofu in oven until crispy, about 20-25 minutes, tossing halfway through cooking time, until golden and crispy
Serving size: 4 oz tofu Calories: 114 Fat: 6g Saturated fat: 1g Carbohydrates: 9g Sugar: 3g Sodium: 165mg Protein: 8g
1 Protein 0.5 Starch 1 Healthy Fat