Tofu Bacon Bits
Crispy, smoky, sweet, salty, and a little chewy, Tofu Bacon Bits will complete any meal. Top on salads, put it in a wrap, garnish your soup, or add to a breakfast hash, this easy to make recipe will change your life.
Welcome to my current obsession: our Tofu Bacon Bits! These are so addictive and go with everything! Coming out of the oven they are so crispy and meaty that I just munch on them right off the sheet pan! I can literally eat the whole sheet pan before I even serve our dinner!
What is so handy about these is how well they last overnight. The next day the Tofu Bacon Bits hold so much of their flavor and are so delicious to have on a salad or in a veggie wrap for my lunch!
Check back soon because we have a lot of recipes in the works that we have paired with these Tofu Bacon Bits! We honestly have recipe ideas prepped for every season of the year that will include our Tofu Bacon Bits --- see I told you I was obsessed!
Tofu Bacon Bits
Yield: approximately 1/2 cup bacon bits
Prep time: 5 minutes
Bake time: 10-15 minutes
Author: Kitchen Potatoes
· 2 tbsp maple syrup
· ¼ cup soy sauce
· 1 tsp smoked paprika or 1 tbsp hickory liquid smoke
· ¼ of a block of extra firm tofu (a piece approximately 2 inches by 2 inches in size)
Slice tofu thinly and place between two towels. Set something heavy on top (I use books). Leave tofu to press for approximately 10 minutes or until the tofu is only slightly damp. then cut the slices into small rectangles or your desired size.
In a medium bowl, combine maple syrup, soy sauce, and smoked paprika (or liquid smoke). Add the tofu pieces and gently stir together. Cover and allow to marinate for another 10 minutes.
Preheat oven to 400°F and line a sheet with parchment paper. Remove the marinated tofu pieces from the marinade, setting the excess marinade aside for now. Spread the tofu pieces on the prepared sheet. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes, removing every 5 minutes to flip and reapply marinade with a pastry brush.
Serve and enjoy!