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Crispy Tofu with Miso Maple Sauce

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"Crispy baked or air-fried tofu with a savory-sweet miso maple sauce."

Serves 1 | Prep Time 30 | Cook Time 20

Why I Love This Recipe

This recipe is so easy to make and gives me healthier Chinese take out vibes. The sauce is addicting.

Ingredients You'll Need

1 block firm tofu
1 Tbsp avocado oil (or other neutral oil)
1 Tbsp cornstarch

1/4 cup mirin
1 Tbsp miso paste
1 Tbsp rice vinegar
1 Tbsp avocado oil
1 Tbsp pure maple syrup


Preheat oven to 400F.

Cut block of tofu into 1-inch cubes. Take a paper towel and press the cubes gently to remove as much water as you can.

Transfer the tofu to a bowl and toss in avocado oil. Add 1 tablespoon of cornstarch to the tofu and toss it again.

Spread the tofu out onto a baking sheet and transfer to the oven for 20 minutes, flipping halfway through with a set of tongs. Or, using an air fryer, fry for 10-15 minutes or until crispy at 400 F.

While the tofu is in the oven, prepare the maple miso sauce. To do this, start by adding mirin to a small saucepan over med-high heat. Bring the mirin to a boil, and allow to boil for about 1 minute.

Then, reduce the heat and add miso paste to the mirin and whisk until it starts to dissolve. Once the miso has broken down, add rice vinegar, avocado oil, and maple syrup. Bring to a boil again, whisking continuously to prevent the maple syrup from burning.

Once a smooth sauce has formed, turn off the heat. Remove the tofu from the oven and pour the sauce over the crispy tofu, tossing till each piece of tofu is nicely coated. Serve immediately!

Pairs Well With

Brown rice/ quinoa/ other hearty grain, cooked vegetables such as kale, carrots, green beans, asparagus

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