20 Minute Recipe: Crispy Maple Mustard Broiled Tofu

Sometimes figuring out what to make for dinner is a challenge.  The challenge is what makes cooking and baking fun for me, but sometimes I'm just not in the mood. I just want something simple quick and nourishing. When occasions like these arise, I usually go back to basics.  I'm a sucker for nostalgia.  And it hasn't failed me yet.  


Enter:  Crispy Maple Mustard Broiled Tofu.  I created this recipe about a month ago and I've made it at least once per week and used it in different ways.  Its the best topping for a salad, a Buddha bowl or if were being real, I've eaten it cold from the fridge as a snack and was pretty happy about it.


Utilizing your broiler is key for fast recipes.  It heats up in no time and roasts super quickly.  This recipe takes about 5 minutes to get into the oven and about 15 minutes under the broiler.  be sure that your pan isn't going onto a rack that is so high that you'll light your parchment paper on fire. This is supposed to only take 20 minutes- we don't have time to be putting out fires. 


Crispy Maple Mustard Broiled Tofu

Yield: 3-4 servings

1 Block Extra Firm Tofu, cubed

2Tbsp Dijon Mustard

1Tbsp Maple Syrup

1/2 tsp Garlic Powder

1/2 tsp Onion Powder

1/4 tsp Salt

Black pepper to taste



Turn your broiler on high, and place an oven rack at the second highest position.

Combine dijon mustard, maple syrup, garlic powder onion powder salt and black pepper in a bowl, stir to combine.  Add your cubed tofu and toss with your fingers until the 'fu is completely coated.  Spread out on a parchment lined baking sheet and broil for about 15 minutes, stirring the tofu every 5 or so minutes until its browned and crispy on all sides.  Serve as a part of a lentil or grain bowl or in a salad.