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How to make Baked Tofu! A delicious source of plant-based protein perfect for salads, spring rolls, Buddha bowls, or served with a side of veggies! Vegan and Gluten-Free adaptable. |

Baked Tofu Recipe | 3 Flavorful Marinades

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  • Author: Sylvia Fountaine
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: vegan, tofu recipe, main
  • Method: baked
  • Cuisine: american
  • Diet: Vegan


How to BAKE Tofu with 3 FLAVORFUL marinades! Never have bland tofu again, with these three variations – Sesame Ginger Miso, Spicy Mexican Tofu and BBQ Tofu. Simple, vegan and easy recipes! Great for meal prep!


Units Scale

Baked Ginger Sesame Tofu

  • 16 ounces tofu- organic, firm or extra firm, non-GMO
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce- or gluten-free Braggs Liquid amino acids ( tamari will be too salty)
  • 1 tablespoon miso (or sub 1 more tablespoon soy sauce)
  • 34 slices thin slices ginger- peels ok
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar (optional)
  • 13 teaspoons chili paste (all optional)
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds

Baked BBQ Tofu

  • 16 ounces tofu- organic, firm or extra firm, non-GMO
  • generous pinch salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup3/4 cup bbq sauce ( add sriracha or chili flakes for a little kick)

 Smokey Spicy Mexican Style Tofu 

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar ( or white)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic ( or finely minced garlic clove)
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/41/2 teaspoon chipotle powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Mexican oregano ( optional)

And if you like baked  Peanut TOFU- Go Here!

Or baked Tofu Shawarma, Go Here!



  1. Preheat oven to 400F
  2. Blot the block of tofu with paper towels. Press the tofu gently to release some liquid, blotting as you go.
  3. Cut tofu into pieces (strips, cubes, squares or fillets) about 3/4 -1 inch thick.
  4. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  5. Pick and make a marinade.
  6. For Ginger Sesame Marinade: blend ingredients (except sesame seeds) together in a blender until smooth, pour over tofu, coating all sides well. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.  Bake 25-35 minutes, checking halfway through, and for extra crispy broil for a few minutes.
  7. For BBQ tofu:  Sprinkle tofu with salt and pepper. Mix bbq sauce and 1-2 teaspoons sriracha together in a small bowl. Taste, adjust heat. If you like crispy tofu, stir in a couple of teaspoons of olive oil. Liberally coat the top and sides of the tofu with the bbq sauce. Bake 25-35 minutes. 
  8. For the Mexican Tofu: Stir all ingredients together in a small bowl then brush the marinade on the tofu. Place the coated tofu in the 400F oven and check after 25 minutes, baking 5-15 minutes longer for extra crispy.


If using Coconut Amino Acid instead of Braggs or soy sauce,  add more salt to help the flavor. It’s less salty than Braggs and Soy sauce.

If you are having trouble getting the tofu extra crispy, it may be you didn’t press enough liquid out.


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 161
  • Sugar: 0.8 g
  • Sodium: 525.1 mg
  • Fat: 11.6 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.9 g
  • Carbohydrates: 4.9 g
  • Fiber: 1.2 g
  • Protein: 11.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg