You think you don’t like tofu? Think again! On its own, tofu can be very bland, but this easy to make sauce transforms it. Tofu is marinated in a sauce of blackstrap molasses, soy sauce, apple juice, and seasoning. It's sweet, umami, garlicky, and a little spicy — perfect for serving with rice and vegetables.

Blackstrap Tofu [Vegan]



  • 1 14-ounce block firm tofu, sliced
  • 1/4 cup blackstrap molasses or regular molasses
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 2 tablespoons oil


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Mix all ingredients except tofu.
  3. Place the tofu in a baking dish, pour the sauce over the tofu, and marinate for 20 minutes. You can also let it marinate for up to 24 hours (optional).
  4. Bake 30 minutes.

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