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Oil-Free Crispy Tofu

Prep Time40 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gluten-free, oil-free, tofu, vegan
Author: Bree Sheree


  • 350 g extra firm tofu
  • 1.5 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1.5 tbsp tamari gluten-free
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch


  • Preheat your oven to 400°F.
  • Drain the tofu and gently squeeze it. Slice it into thin slabs and wrap them in paper towel and/or a dish towel. Press the tofu slabs for at least 30 minutes. You can do this by stacking books on the tofu.
  • Once the tofu is pressed, chop it into cubes.
  • In a medium sized bowl, mix the maple syrup, tamari, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning.
  • Add the tofu cubes to the bowl and mix thoroughly.
  • Add the cornstarch to the bowl and mix once more.
  • Spread the tofu cubes evenly onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake in the oven for approximately 25-30 minutes, tossing the tofu around halfway through.


After baking for 25 minutes, check your tofu to see if it's ready. If it hasn't crisped up much, you can leave it in for 5 more minutes, but keep an eye on it so it doesn't burn.