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Baked Tofu

Baked Tofu

A go-to plant-based snack, as well as the base for our fabulous Sunday Morning Smoked Tofu Benedict.

  • Author: Dr. Rosane Oliveira
  • Prep Time: 125 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35-40 minutes
  • Total Time: 160-165 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
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  • 2 cups tofu, extra firm, pressed
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 tbsp tamari, low sodium
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp liquid smoke, hickory flavor


  1. Cut pressed tofu into six slabs and place in a container.
  2. Mix water, tamari, maple syrup and liquid smoke together.
  3. Add liquids to the tofu container.
  4. Refrigerate 2 hours (or overnight), flipping tofu in the middle of the time to make sure it is evenly marinated.
  5. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  6. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place tofu on, evenly spaced.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes. Flip, then bake for another 15-20 minutes.

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Rosane Oliveira, DVM, PhD

President & CEO, Plant-Based Life Foundation | Dr. Rosane Oliveira combines a lifelong passion for nutrition with 25 years of genetics research to create programs that help people develop healthy habits on their journey towards a more plant-based lifestyle. She is a Visiting Clinical Professor in Public Health Sciences and was the founding director of the first Integrative Medicine program at the UC Davis School of Medicine. She completed her postgraduate studies in Brazil and did her postdoctoral training in immunogenetics and functional genomics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.