Crispy ‘Cheezy’ Baked Tofu

Recipe from the article: Fast Food Slows You Down

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Crispy ‘Cheezy’ Baked Tofu
Photo: Dave Wonghen

Serves 3

Ingredients

  • 1 block organic extra firm tofu
  • 1 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 1-2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 tsp. dried parsley
  • 1 tsp. dried basil
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • ½ tsp. paprika
  • ½ tsp. cumin
  • ¼ tsp. turmeric
  • ½-¾ cup milk or almond milk
  • ⅓-½ cup whole grain spelt flour
  • 1 Tbsp. coconut oil
  • 1 Tbsp. dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbsp. liquid honey

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 350F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • Grease the parchment paper with 1 Tbsp. coconut oil (important to reduce dryness).
  • In a medium bowl, mix the nutritional yeast, salt, garlic powder, parsley, basil, oregano, paprika, cumin and turmeric.
  • Pour the milk into a separate small bowl.
  • In a third bowl, place the flour by itself.
  • Rinse the block of tofu. Cut it into about 18 slices (6 slices per serving).
  • Dip each tofu slice into the flour, coat thoroughly and shake off excess.
  • Dip each slice into the milk then dip in the spice mixture.
  • Place each slice on the greased parchment paper.
  • Bake for 15 minutes, then flip and bake for 15 minutes more, until golden.
  • Dip the baked tofu in a mixture of 1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard with 1 Tbsp. liquid honey per person.
  • Serve with sautéed veggies.
  • Add turmeric to give your honey mustard dip some extra kick.

Nutrition Facts per serving: Calories 341; Fat 13g; Carbs 35g; Sugar 6g; Fiber 8g; Protein 26g.

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