This sweet and savory Maple Dijon Baked Tofu is not only easy to make, it's much cheaper than store-bought!
Baking tofu that's been marinated is one of the easiest and most delicious ways to cook tofu. It gets crispy on the outside while staying soft on the inside.
It takes on the flavors of the marinade which gets baked onto the tofu. So if you're looking for some hands-off cooking this baked tofu recipe fits the bill.
If you're tired of dinner leftovers for lunch, make this Maple Dijon Baked Tofu. It's so easy, you won't even notice it's cooking since it's all done in the oven.
Use this baked tofu in a sandwich, salad, or Buddha bowl. It literally takes a few minutes to throw together, then you walk away while it bakes.
Another recipe to try is my Vegan Maple Tahini Dressing.
- Tofu: I used extra firm tofu packed in water found in the refrigerated section. You could also use firm tofu.
- Maple syrup: Adds sweetness. You could also use agave syrup but it won't have the same flavor profile.
- Dijon mustard: You could also use yellow mustard or spicy brown mustard.
- Salt and pepper: Enhances flavors and adds flavor.
- Olive oil: For baking the tofu.
This is an overview of the ingredients. To see the full list of ingredients with measurements and instructions, see the recipe card at the bottom of this post.
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- Drain and press the tofu. If you don't have a tofu press you can place the tofu in between a towel and place a heavy object like a cast iron skillet on top.
- Slice into ½" slices.
- Mix maple syrup, Dijon mustard, and salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Place to in the marinade. Let sit for at least an hour.
- Spread parchment paper on a baking sheet.
- Pour olive oil on top and spread it to coat parchment paper.
- Place marinated tofu on top.
- Bake 20 minutes, flip and bake another 20 minutes, or until crispy on the edges.
This baked tofu recipe will last 5 days in an airtight container in the fridge.
- Use extra firm tofu for the best texture. Firm also works, but I prefer extra firm.
- Drain and press the tofu before marinating to get out the excess water.
- As always, taste as you go. Taste the marinade before baking, keeping in mind that the flavors won't be as strong after baking, especially the Dijon mustard. I made this recipe with less mustard the first time and the tofu turned out sweet tasting.
- Marinate for at least an hour so the tofu can soak up the maple Dijon flavors.
- Bake until the tofu is crispy to the touch on the edges for the best texture. Remember all ovens are different, so check on the tofu during baking.
- Maple Dijon Tofu Sandwich
- With roasted veggies
- Over quinoa or rice
Maple Dijon Baked Tofu
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Mix maple syrup, Dijon mustard, salt and pepper. Slice tofu into large ½" slices. Place tofu slices in marinade and marinate for at least an hour to overnight.
- Spread olive oil on a parchment lined baking sheet. Place tofu on top. Bake at 400°F for 20 minutes, flip, and bake for another 20 minutes at 400°F.
*Note: Nutrition information should be considered an estimate only. Different nutrition calculators give you different results.