Baked Tofu Sticks

Although I have tweaked the recipe a little bit, this is a recipe from ‘Kalyn’s Kitchen’ an online food blog. These are SO tasty. If you are looking to eat a more plant based diet, these are just the thing! You can eat them as a snack or add them to any meal. They are a great source of protein and so incredibly delicious!


 Tofu Sticks

  • 14 oz firm tofu, pressed to remove excess water
  • 4 tsp toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp coconut oil


  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil
  • 1½ Tbsp tamari
  • 1 tsp rice vinegar
  • 2-3 tsp maple syrup
  • 1-2 tsp Frank’s hot sauce
  • 1 tsp grated ginger root


  • 1 Tbsp grated ginger root
  • 2 Tbsp natural peanut butter
  • 2 Tbsp tahini sauce
  • 3 Tbsp tamari
  • 1  Tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tsp rice vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp water


  1. Drain tofu in a colander for a few minutes.  Then cut tofu in half lengthwise to make two thinner pieces.
  2. Put a double layer of paper towel on a cutting board, put the two tofu pieces on the towel, and top with another double layer of paper towels.  Put a heavy object (that’s big enough to cover the tofu) on top of the paper towel and let it press water out for 10 minutes.  (I used a big cast-iron frying pan.)  After 10 minutes remove the heavy object, discard the wet towels, and press again with new double-layer paper towels on top and bottom of the tofu.  Press about 10 minutes more, or longer is even better if you’re not in a hurry!
  3. While tofu is pressing, whisk together the marinade ingredients.
  4. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  5. Cut each pressed tofu piece into about 10 strips, each about ½ inch wide.  Lay the tofu strips larger cut side down in a flat baking dish.
  6. Pour the marinade over tofu, brushing and turning if needed to make sure all sides are covered.  Let tofu marinate 10-20 minutes.  Then sprinkle 2 tsp toasted sesame seeds over the tofu pieces; turn and sprinkle the other 2 tsp sesame seeds over the other side.
  7. Spray or brush a small baking sheet with coconut oil. Lay tofu strips on the baking sheet, taking care not to knock off the sesame seeds.
  8. Bake tofu 20 minutes on first side.  Turn carefully and bake 10-20 minutes more, depending on how browned and crisp you’d like it.
  9. While tofu bakes combine sauce ingredients in a jar with a tight fitting lid. Shake well.
  10. Serve tofu hot, with sauce for dipping.