Sesame Maple Oven Roasted Tofu

Tofu coated with maple flavor is so tasty! Serve it crispy, alongside rice and veggies...perfect for meatless Monday and every day!

Serves: 3Prep: 10 minutesCook: 35 minutesTotal: 45 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 3

Ingredients

  • 1 package (14 oz.) Simple Truth Organic™ Extra Firm Tofu
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons corn starch, divided
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • Toasted sesame seeds, if desired

Directions

  • Heat oven to 400°F.
  • Drain tofu. Wrap in paper towels and set on a plate. Place a second plate on top and weigh down with a heavy can for at least 10 minutes to remove extra moisture.
  • Cut tofu into approximately 1” pieces; place in a mixing bowl. Toss with oil, salt, garlic and pepper. Sprinkle in 2 tablespoons of cornstarch and toss gently until tofu is well coated.
  • Lay pieces in a single layer on a lightly oiled baking sheet. Bake 30 minutes, turning pieces once halfway through, until browned and crispy.
  • Meanwhile combine soy sauce, maple syrup, brown sugar and sesame oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil. Combine remaining tablespoon of cornstarch with 1 tablespoon of water to make a slurry. Whisk the cornstarch mixture into the soy mixture. Once thickened, remove from heat.
  • Toss ¼ cup of soy sauce mixture with tofu and return to the oven for 5 minutes. Serve drizzled with additional sauce and sprinkled with sesame seeds if desired. Refrigerate leftovers.

Recipe Information

Serves: 3

Ingredients

  • 1 package (14 oz.) Simple Truth Organic™ Extra Firm Tofu
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons corn starch, divided
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • Toasted sesame seeds, if desired

Directions

  • Heat oven to 400°F.
  • Drain tofu. Wrap in paper towels and set on a plate. Place a second plate on top and weigh down with a heavy can for at least 10 minutes to remove extra moisture.
  • Cut tofu into approximately 1” pieces; place in a mixing bowl. Toss with oil, salt, garlic and pepper. Sprinkle in 2 tablespoons of cornstarch and toss gently until tofu is well coated.
  • Lay pieces in a single layer on a lightly oiled baking sheet. Bake 30 minutes, turning pieces once halfway through, until browned and crispy.
  • Meanwhile combine soy sauce, maple syrup, brown sugar and sesame oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil. Combine remaining tablespoon of cornstarch with 1 tablespoon of water to make a slurry. Whisk the cornstarch mixture into the soy mixture. Once thickened, remove from heat.
  • Toss ¼ cup of soy sauce mixture with tofu and return to the oven for 5 minutes. Serve drizzled with additional sauce and sprinkled with sesame seeds if desired. Refrigerate leftovers.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories280
Total Fat14g
Saturated Fat1.5g
Cholesterol0mg
Sodium1750mg
Total Carbohydrate27g
Dietary Fiber0.5g
Sugars19g
Protein16g