Baked Tofu | FoodByMaria Recipes

Main Dishes

Baked Tofu Crumble

Last Updated:
Ingredients for ravioli casserole

Prep

5 minutes

Cook

30 minutes

Yield

4

This versatile baked tofu crumble can be added to so many recipes and flavored to your liking.

This baked tofu recipe is going to be your new go-to way to make tofu for recipes. It legit tastes like popcorn “chicken” and is so versatile. You can add it into salads like this seasonal peach orzo salad or even use it as a taco filler when making something like these vegan birria tacos. I’ve included some of my fav inspirations for spices and flavorings below in the recipe card.

Baked tofu on a baking sheet

Why you’ll love this baked tofu recipe:

  • Versatile: You can throw this tofu into anything – tacos, salads, stir-fry’s, the options are endless
  • Delicious: This is a super easy recipe but it is a base, you can add whatever seasonings and sauces you want to it to change up the flavors (you’ll see some inspo below in the recipe card)
Close up of baked tofu

Ingredient Notes:

Mediterranean-Inspired: This flavor combination uses common Mediterranean seasonings like oregano, and basil to make a flavorful tofu that can be added to your Mediterranean dishes in place of meat (like this Mediterranean rice bowl)

Taco Seasoning-Inspired: Using classic taco seasoning spices, this tofu can be used for a taco salad or a taco filling.

Bacon Bit-Inspired: Swap out bacon for your plant-based recipe by using this bacon bit tofu that has a similar flavor but is vegan-friendly. Great for salad toppers like a Caesar salad or Caesar salad wrap!

Beef Stew-Inspired: For a hearty, comforting flavor, this is inspired by “beef stew”. Use this tofu on sandwiches, eat it on its own, or get creative. It’s a really good protein snack! This one is also great mixed into pasta.

Seasonings for baked tofu in a bowl

How to make tofu crumble:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400F and prepare a baking tray with parchment paper.
  2. Drain the excess water from the tofu package and crumble into a medium-sized bowl.
  3. Add all of the remaining ingredients and mix together.
  4. Set onto the prepared tray and bake for 20 – 30 minutes until golden brown. Make sure to stir halfway through.
  5. Enjoy the tofu with any dish you desire or eat life popcorn- it’s the best high protein snack!

Expert Tips & FAQ:

Get creative: You can customize your tofu and use any spices, herbs, or sauces you wish! Your base ingredients are tofu, olive oil, and cornstarch- the rest is a ‘choose your own adventure story! Make sure to add more cornstarch if you are adding more liquid, otherwise have fun with it! 

Baking the tofu: Bake the tofu according to how soft or crispy you desire. 

Storage: Store the popcorn tofu in the fridge for 3 – 5 days.

Other recipes to make:

For more eBooks:

If you want more deliciousness at the click of your finger, be sure to check out FoodByMaria’s Newest Mini Cookbooks. Limited time offer of 3 for $20USD.

For more Greek Recipes:

If you want more Greek Recipes, check out our Free Greek Recipe Mini Cookbook!  We also have an incredible APP for you to access at all times (yes, online and offline) all our recipes with a click of your finger – check it out here.

For more amazing recipes:

Loved this recipe? Good! We can give you access to Maria’s most famous recipes, check out our Top Ten Recipes Mini Cookbook! We also have an incredible APP for you to access at all times (yes, online and offline) all our recipes with a click of your finger – check in out here

Baked tofu on a baking sheet

Baked Tofu Crumble

No ratings yet
This versatile baked tofu crumble can be added to so many recipes and flavored to your liking.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course 10 Ingredients or Less
Cuisine Mediterranean-Inspired
Servings 4
Calories 263 kcal

Ingredients
  

For Mediterranean-Inspired,

  • 350 g package firm tofu crumbled
  • 2 tbsp. cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. oregano
  • 1 tbsp. basil
  • 2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. black pepper

For Taco Seasoning-Inspired,

  • 350 g package firm tofu crumbled
  • 1 ½ tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 ½ tbsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp. onion powder
  • 1 tbsp. minced onion
  • 1 ½ tsp. chili powder
  • 1 ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. harissa seasoning
  • ½ tsp. red chili flakes
  • ½ tsp. black pepper

For ‘Bacon Bit’-Inspired,

  • 175 g firm tofu ½ pack, crumbled
  • 3 tbsp. maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp. liquid smoke
  • 2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 tsp. minced onion
  • 1 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1 ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. black pepper

For ‘Beef Stew’-Inspired

  • 350 g package firm tofu crumbled
  • 1 ½ tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1 ½ tbsp. garlic powder
  • 1 ½ tbsp. oregano
  • 1 ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. black pepper
  • ½ tsp. red chili flakes
  • 3 bay leaves

Instructions
 

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400F and prepare a baking tray with parchment paper.
  • Drain the excess water from the tofu package and crumble into a medium-sized bowl.
  • Add all of the remaining ingredients and mix together.
  • Set onto the prepared tray and bake for 20 – 30 minutes until golden brown. Make sure to stir halfway through.
  • Enjoy the tofu with any dish you desire or eat life popcorn- it’s the best high protein snack!

Notes

Notes
You can customize your tofu and use any spices, herbs, or sauces you wish! Your base ingredients are tofu, olive oil, and cornstarch- the rest is a ‘choose your own adventure story!’ Make sure to add more cornstarch if you are adding more liquid, otherwise have fun with it!
Use this recipe as a plant-based replacement for meat in any recipe!
Bake the tofu according to how soft or crispy you desire.
Store the popcorn tofu in the fridge for 3 – 5 days.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 263kcal | Carbohydrates: 13.5g | Protein: 10.7g | Fat: 19.2g | Saturated Fat: 2.7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11.4g | Sodium: 1169.8mg | Fiber: 2.4g | Sugar: 0.5g
Review This Recipe Let us know how it was!

Post A Comment

Recipe Rating