Tofu cubes spread out on a baking sheet
5 from 3 votes

Easy Baked Savory Tofu

Our favorite baked tofu recipe - easy, only 5 ingredients, and delicious savory flavor! Great for snacks, salads, rice bowls, etc. (Vegan, gluten-free, oil-free)
Author: Kaitlin - The Garden Grazer
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Marinating Time30 minutes
Total Time1 hour 10 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: Asian, Gluten-Free Option, Oil-Free, Vegan
Servings: 3


  • 1 block extra-firm organic tofu
  • 1/4 cup tamari (or soy sauce)
  • 1 Tbsp. rice vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • Optional: 1 Tbsp. maple syrup – I love this addition!


  • Drain tofu and lightly press to remove excess moisture (I use paper towels).
  • Cut tofu in about 3/4″ thick pieces. Place in a shallow container where they will marinate.
  • In a small bowl, combine tamari, rice vinegar, garlic powder, onion powder, and maple syrup if using. Stir to combine.
  • Pour over tofu and gently toss to thoroughly coat.
  • Cover and refrigerate to let marinate for at least 30 minutes.*
  • When ready to bake, preheat oven to 375.
  • Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or Silpat. Place tofu on pan in a single, separated layer. (You should have leftover marinade – pour it over the top of the tofu to get all the flavor!)
  • Bake for about 25-30 minutes, or until edges are golden brown, tossing halfway through.
  • Keeps refrigerated for about 4-5 days.


The longer the tofu marinates, the more flavor it will soak up. I find 30 minutes works great, otherwise it can also be a great dish to prepare in the morning for later in the day. If you’re around, stir it occasionally to make sure it’s evenly marinated.


Calories: 90kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 2g | Potassium: 244mg | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 2mg