Baked Tofu (with Sesame Seeds)

Baked Tofu (with Sesame Seeds)

This super easy vegan baked tofu recipe is nutritious, delicious and packed with protein!  I love this recipe because you cannot mess it up, LOL. Simply marinate the tofu and bake it. It doesn’t get easier than this! 

Sometimes I press the tofu and freeze before I marinate. Freezing changes the tofu’s texture to make it extra chewy, which I like.

You don’t have to watch the tofu while it’s baking, so you can prepare the rest of the meal. This baked tofu recipe is truly one of the easiest recipes I prepare. Enjoy!


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Baked Tofu (with Sesame Seeds)

Prep Time2 hrs
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time2 hrs 45 mins
Servings: 4


  • 1 pound firm tofu
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil or your favorite oil
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger root
  • 1/8 cup Tamari
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds optional


  • Cut the tofu in cubes or 1/4” slices.
  • Mix the sesame oil, grated ginger, Tamari and water in a bowl. Pour over tofu and allow to marinate several hours or overnight.
  • After marinating, preheat over to 350 degrees F. Place in a pan and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F for 45 minutes to an hour, depending on your preference for softer or chewier tofu.

Hope you enjoy this easy vegan recipe!

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