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Baked BBQ tofu

Get the Recipe: Baked BBQ Tofu (Vegan, Gluten-free & Oil-free)

Make the perfect baked BBQ tofu! This is the ultimate way to make tofu taste good - crispy on the outside, chewy, spicy, and full of flavour. Perfect for adding to salads and meal prep, or served over rice with sesame seeds.


For the marinaded tofu

  • 10 oz extra firm tofu
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika

For the BBQ sauce

  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/2 tbsp cornstarch


  • Mixing bowl
  • Baking tray
  • Baking paper
  • Conventional oven
  • Saucepan


  • Add the tofu to a bowl with cornstarch and stir together thoroughly. After that, add apple cider vinegar, maple syrup, salt, pepper, garlic powder, smoked paprika and cumin. Allow to marinade for at least 30 minutes, preferably overnight.
  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C/350 F and line a baking tray with parchment paper. Arrange the tofu in a single layer on the baking tray and bake for 15-20 minutes, rotating the pieces half way through.
  • Add ketchup, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, coconut sugar, mustard, pepper, smoked paprika, garlic powder, water and cornstarch to a saucepan over a low-medium heat. Whisk continuously until the BBQ sauce thickens.
  • Stir together the tofu and the sauce, then it's ready to serve.


This tofu keeps well in the fridge for 3-4 days in an airtight container. Store it separately from the sauce, then combine and stir together in a saucepan when ready to serve.
Calories: 153kcal, Carbohydrates: 28g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 2g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 633mg, Potassium: 300mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 22g, Vitamin A: 345IU, Vitamin C: 3mg, Calcium: 58mg, Iron: 1mg