This Maple-Glazed Tofu is super easy to make and has a wonderful mix of sweet and savory that’s utterly addictive!

How to Make Maple-Glazed Tofu [Vegan]

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  • 1 16-oz block extra-firm tofu
  • 1 tablespoon arrowroot flour (or cornstarch), plus an additional 1 teaspoon for glaze (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 1/2 cup sugar-free maple sweetener or pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp gluten-free coconut aminos (or tamari or soy sauce)
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional, not used here)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • salt & pepper, adjusted to taste
  • optional for serving: diced green onions, microgreens, hemp or sesame seeds, rice or noodles


  1. Wrap the tofu in a clean, highly absorbent dish towel (or paper towel) and put a heavy skillet on top.  Allow it to sit for 30 minutes to absorb the excess moisture.
  2. In the meantime, make the glaze.  In a small bowl, combine sweetener or maple syrup, water, coconut aminos, spices, and 1 tsp arrowroot powder (omit for a thinner glaze).
  3. Dice the pressed tofu into bite-sized cubes. Put it in a bowl and toss with 1 tablespoon arrowroot powder.
  4. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add oil. Once the oil is heated, add the tofu and cook for approximately 5 minutes per side until golden brown.
  5. Pour the glaze over the tofu and cook until thickened, approximately 5 to 7 minutes. Serve warm.


Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. Enjoy cold or reheat before serving.

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