crispy Glazed tofu

Satisfying and protein-rich

If you’re looking for a fun and easy way to add more protein to your meals, try this crispy glazed tofu recipe. Other flavourful glazes of equal parts liquid sweetener + liquid salt can be used with this method, and the resulting cubes are a tasty addition to salads, stir fries and grain bowls.

This recipe is:

  • Easy to make
  • Satisfying
  • Protein-rich

If you love this tofu, try our Pad Thai next and read the full blog post to learn more about tofu.

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Crispy glazed tofu

Emma Levez Larocque
Servings 4
Calories 127.62 kcal


  • 1 block Extra firm tofu
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce or alternative like tamari
  • olive oil, for frying


  • Cut the block of extra firm tofu into cubes.
  • Whisk together the maple syrup and soy sauce to make the glaze.
  • Heat oil in a pan over medium high. When hot, add tofu.
  • Fry tofu until brown. Turn the cubes individually towards the end to brown evenly.
  • When tofu cubes are brown, add the glaze to the pan.
  • Stir to coat evenly and cook until glaze is absorbed.
  • Enjoy in salads, bowls, wraps, stir fries, or on their own!


Recipe Cost Breakdown

Servings: 4
Quantity Measure Cost
Extra Firm Tofu 1   3.69
Maple Syrup 2 tbsp 0.50
Soy Sauce 2 tbsp 0.14
Total     4.33
Cost/Serving     1.08


Calories: 127.62kcalCarbohydrates: 9.73gProtein: 10.55gFat: 5.15gSaturated Fat: 0.69gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3.07gMonounsaturated Fat: 1.39gSodium: 453.28mgPotassium: 38.13mgFiber: 1.29gSugar: 6.35gVitamin A: 10.99IUCalcium: 87.78mgIron: 1.75mg
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