Baked Garlic Tofu Recipe

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Everett Dean Modified: March 22, 2022
Baked Garlic Tofu Recipe

How To Make Baked Garlic Tofu

Here’s a meatless that still brings out a delightfully savory flavor. This recipe gives the tofu an Asian flavor your taste buds can’t resist.

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 1 hour



  • 1batchtofubaked
  • ½cupwater
  • ¼cupsoy sauce
  • 2tbspmaple syrup
  • 1tbspblack pepperfreshly-ground coarse
  • 2tspcornstarch
  • 2tspgingerground
  • 4tbspbutter(or vegan butter or oil)
  • 1smallred onionfinely minced (about 2/3 cup)
  • 2fresh jalapeños(or 2 Thai bird chiles), cored and finely minced
  • 10garlic clovesfinely minced

To serve:

  • green onionsthinly sliced, to serve
  • sesame seedstoasted, to serve


  1. Prepare your baked tofu according to recipe instructions.

  2. Meanwhile, as you prepare your baked tofu, prepare all of your ingredients for the black pepper sauce. 

  3. In a small bowl, whisk together water, soy sauce, maple syrup, black pepper, cornstarch, and ground ginger until combined.  Set aside.

  4. In a large sauté pan, heat the butter (or oil) over medium-high heat until melted.  Add the red onion and jalapeño, and sauté for 4 to 5 minutes, or until softened, stirring occasionally.  Add the garlic and sauté for 2 more minutes, or until fragrant, stirring occasionally.

  5. Slowly pour in the soy sauce mixture, and stir until combined.  Continue cooking until the mixture reaches a simmer and then thickens.

  6. Remove pan from heat.  Add in the baked tofu, and toss until it is evenly coated in the sauce.

  7. Serve warm, garnished with lots of toppings as desired.


  • Calories: 223.38kcal
  • Fat: 15.14g
  • Saturated Fat: 8.05g
  • Trans Fat: 0.47g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 4.01g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.98g
  • Carbohydrates: 15.93g
  • Fiber: 1.98g
  • Sugar: 7.74g
  • Protein: 8.99g
  • Cholesterol: 30.53mg
  • Sodium: 891.89mg
  • Calcium: 208.83mg
  • Potassium: 313.92mg
  • Iron: 1.91mg
  • Vitamin A: 101.37µg
  • Vitamin C: 12.15mg
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