The marinade bakes well into the tofu slices in this recipe. The flavors are delicious but simple—just the way kids like!
2tablespoonstamari or coconut aminos
1teaspoonpure maple syrup
1package12 oz extra firm tofu, cut into square slices ¼"– ½" thick and patted gently to remove excess moisture (20–24 square slices)
Preheat oven to 375°F. In an 8" × 12" baking dish, stir together the vinegar, tamari, and maple syrup. Add the tofu and turn to coat each side.
Bake uncovered for 17–22 minutes, turning the tofu pieces once through baking. Remove from oven and let cool a little before serving; pour any remaining marinade over the tofu.
Sandwich Note: This tofu makes a mighty tasty sandwich filling! Take any leftovers and mash, or pulse in a food processor until crumbly, then mix with diced veggies and condiments of your choice.Flavor Note: To amp up the seasonings for adults, try adding a splash of chipotle hot sauce or vegan Worcestershire sauce, along with some garlic and onion powder. Or, add a teaspoon each of dried basil and oregano leaves, along with some freshly ground black pepper.