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Maple Sesame Tofu [Vegan]

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Add a little Asian flair to your dinner with this savory maple tofu. First, cubes of tofu are marinated in a mixture of soy sauce, maple syrup, ground ginger, sesame oil, and rice vinegar, and then baked in the oven until firm and crispy. The longer you soak, the more flavorful the tofu, so give yourself some time with this one!

Maple Sesame Tofu [Vegan]

This Recipe is :

Dairy Free Vegan



Cook Time



  • 1 16-ounce package of tofu
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil, for greasing the pan.


  1. Combine maple syrup, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, ginger, and black pepper in a mason jar. Cover with lid and shake together until combined. Or combine all ingredients in a small bowl or measuring cup and whisk together until combined. Set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 400°F and prepare a large baking sheet with olive oil.
  3. Drain and dry 1 package of extra firm tofu. Butterfly the tofu by cutting it in half widthwise. Then cut it into strips, and then into cubes.
  4. Place cubes in shallow dish, cover with marinade and let rest while oven is preheating or up to one hour, if you can, for better results.
  5. Once the oven is ready, use tongs to transfer tofu cubes to the baking sheet, reserving marinade.
  6. Bake for about 12-15 minutes (once the bottom side of the tofu has become brown and crispy). Remove from oven and, using tongs, flip tofu.
  7. Pour reserved marinade over the flipped tofu and return to oven for another 12-15 minutes. The longer you cook the tofu, the more firm it will become, so cook until desired consistency is achieved.
  8. Serve over brown rice or quinoa.





From breakfast to dessert, creative recipes that will always leave you with room for seconds! I’m Jackie, a stay at home mommy of one amazing little girl.  My daughter, Zoey, is two years old, a huge Disney aficionado and Minnie Mouse super fan.  She’s also the most amazing little helper in the kitchen that a mommy could ask for, and so she is… my Minnie Chef.  Zoey has inspired me to foster a healthy lifestyle for our family and our journey begins together in the kitchen.  We are a Miami based mommy and daughter cooking duo who love to create, photograph and eat mostly healthy, plant based recipes.  Because our journey so far has had such a positive impact on our family, I have decided to share my story with others.  You can find all of our favorite recipes and stories about our cooking adventures on our blog, The Minnie Chef.  I’m just a mom trying to make a difference by helping families like mine who want a healthy lifestyle and to get their children off to a healthy start in life, leading by example and through a hands on approach.



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