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White bowl with kale topped with sesame seeds, crispy baked peanut tofu, and rice topped with scallions. Chop sticks are next to the bowl. The bowl is sitting on a blue and white striped folded napkin.
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4.64 from 19 votes

Baked Peanut Tofu

This baked peanut tofu is marinated in a delicious peanut sauce that gives the tofu an amazing flavor and crispy coating. Just pair with rice and a veggie side for a full meal!
Prep Time1 hour 15 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Course: Lunch/Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: peanut tofu
Servings: 4


  • 1 16 oz package of extra-firm tofu pressed to remove liquid
  • to serve: rice of choice and veggies

Peanut Sauce

  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/8 cup hot water
  • 1 Tablespoon tamari or soy sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon miso paste
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes add more for more spice


  • Once tofu has been pressed, chop into 1/2 inch cubes.
  • Add peanut butter, water, tamari, rice vinegar, miso paste and red pepper flakes into a bowl and whisk until smooth. You can also use a blender for this.
  • Pour the sauce over the tofu cubes and toss to cover all the pieces. Marinate the tofu in peanut sauce and place in a covered container in the fridge for at least an hour. I marinated mine for about 5-6 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Place marinated tofu on a baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray and bake for 30-40 minutes, flipping once around the 15 minute mark. Remove from oven and serve tofu with sides of choice. I like to serve it with rice and some sort of veggie. I also like adding a little Sriracha on top for extra heat.


Serving: 1/4 of recipe | Calories: 227kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 14g | Sodium: 297mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g