Crispy Baked Tofu

This tofu is my go to meal any time I am craving something with a crunch. Growing up my mother cooked chicken everything. I was raised on chicken. I thought I’d never give it up. Surprisingly giving up chicken (and meat in general) was easier than I had imagined. These are great on pretty much anything. You can cook up some french fries and have them like “chicken”strips, put them on top of a salad, in a pasta dish, or even your favorite Buddha bowl, or simply eat them by themselves. However you prefer them, they will leave you feeling happy and satisfied.


This is the tofu right before putting it in the oven to cook, thinly sliced and evenly coated with nutritional yeast mixture.


Delicious crispy tofu strips, fresh out of the oven and ready to eat!


Crispy Baked Tofu


1 block extra firm tofu

½ cup nutritional yeast

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp onion powder


Step 1: Wrap tofu in paper towels. Lay it on a flat surface with something heavy on top of it (I used a heavy book). Leave it for about 15-20 minutes so any excess water can drain from it. While you are waiting for the tofu to drain, preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Take a baking sheet and line it with parchment paper.

Step 2: After the tofu is finished draining, unwrap and throw away the paper towels. Slice the tofu into thin long strips. Take a bowl or a plate (I prefer to use a plate so the tofu does not come apart) and mix the nutrition yeast, garlic powder and onion powder together.

Step 3: Coat each strip of tofu on all sides with the nutritional yeast mixture and lay onto the baking sheets. Put into the oven and cook for 30-33 minutes, flipping half way through (when I flip them I usually throw on some extra nutritional yeast for an added crunch to it).

Step 4: Let cool, and enjoy!

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