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Simplest Marinated Baked Tofu

The marinade bakes well into the tofu slices in this recipe. The flavors are delicious but simple—just the way kids like!
Keyword tofu
Servings 4


  • tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons tamari or coconut aminos
  • 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup
  • 1 package 12 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.