Creamy and Spicy Peanut Butter Baked Tofu

I don’t know whether there is anything I love more on the planet than nutty spread. It’s one of my preferred fixings to cook with for one explanation: It’s incredible in both sweet and exquisite dishes.

Truly, it’s so adaptable you can make anything from nutty spread and jam smoothies to peanut spread treats, to nutty spread noodles.

This tofu formula is anything but difficult to make, sound, veggie lover and is extraordinary for kids! (Despite the fact that I would simply forget about the zest in case you’re making it for kids.)

Spicy Baked Peanut Butter Tofu

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Recipe by choosingchia Course: MainCuisine: AsianDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

35

minutes
Total time

50

minutes

Oven-baked cubes of Spicy Baked Peanut Butter Tofu and sesame seeds are tasty protein bombs to add to salads or other meals on busy days.

Ingredients

  • Tofu
  • 1 pack extra-firm tofu

  • 1 tsp tamari

  • 2 tsp olive oil

  • 1 tbsp cornstarch (can sub arrowroot powder)

  • Peanut butter sauce
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter, melted

  • 2 tbsp tamari

  • 1 tsp chilli flakes (omit if you don’t like spice)

  • 1 tbsp maple syrup

  • 2 tsp sesame oil

  • 1 tbsp lime juice

  • 3 tbsp water

  • Other
  • 1/2 tbsp vegetable oil

  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped

  • 2 green onion, finely chopped

  • rice noodles or rice to serve

  • Cilantro, green onion, and peanuts to top (optional)

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and line a baking pan with parchment paper.
  • Using a couple paper towels, press down on the tofu and squeeze out as much water as possible. (*This step is important to help get the tofu crispy!)
  • Chop the tofu into cubes then toss in a bowl with the tamari and olive oil and then the cornstarch until all the pieces are evenly coated.
  • Spread out the tofu on the baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes, flipping the tofu cubes halfway through.
  • Mix the sauce ingredients together. Set aside.
  • Heat the vegetable oil in a pan and add the garlic and green onion cooking on medium heat for 1-2 minutes. Add the tofu and the peanut butter sauce tossing everything together until evenly coated.
  • Serve with rice or noodls and top with cilantro and crushed peanuts.

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