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If you’re looking for a super hearty dish with a kick, this Spicy Baked Almond Butter Tofu is for you! The tofu is baked to crispy perfection and tossed in a creamy, spicy almond butter sauce. It’s vegan, gluten-free, packed with protein, fiber and satiating whole food fats.
This Spicy Baked Almond Butter Tofu is a quick meal that’s also incredibly versatile based on your preferences. Serve it over noodles, rice or your favorite veggies. Top it off with sliced green onions and roasted nuts or seeds of choice. I used chopped O Organics® Roasted Almonds.
The sauce is made with six simple ingredients like O Organics ® Unsweetened Almond Milk and Open Nature® Creamy Almond Butter. It can be thrown right into a blender for even more ease too. As always, I encourage you to cook intuitively. If spice isn’t your thing, use less sriracha or none at all. Feel free to add more if you want to really crank up the heat. Double the O Organics Pure Maple Syrup if you prefer it a little sweeter.
Of course, feel free to get creative with your nut/seed butter base as well. I chose Open Nature Creamy Almond Butter for this dish because I’m someone who, unfortunately, doesn’t tolerate peanuts well. Know that you can easily substitute the almond butter 1:1 for your favorite nut or seed butter. For my PB lovers, this recipe has been tested with Open Nature Creamy Peanut Butter and it’s delicious!
Within this recipe, you’ll also find my favorite, fast, easy and fool-proof way to make baked tofu using just 3 ingredients! I’m a huge fan of ACME Markets O Organics Tofu Selection too. Especially the Organic Sprouted Super Firm variety as it requires no pressing. Sprouted tofu varieties have more bioavailable nutrients, are easier to digest and contain more protein and calcium.
Prioritizing organic, minimally processed and high-quality plant based products is incredibly important to me which is why I use ACME Markets‘s Open Nature and O Organics products. These brands help save money on healthy grocery favorites.
For example, nuts and nut butters in particular can get a little pricey. I’ve found Open Nature® nut butters are nearly half the price of some other brands!
Being able to do all your shopping in one place is priceless during these times too. ACME Markets offers Grocery Delivery Pick-Up for convenient ways to shop too.
I shopped at ACME in my local area. However, you can find O Organics® and Open Nature® products exclusively at the Albertsons Company family of stores, including Albertsons, Jewel-Osco, Vons, Pavilions, Randalls, Tom Thumb, Safeway, Shaws, Star Market, United Supermarkets and Carrs. Visit acmemarkets.com to find a store near you and discover meal prep tips and recipe ideas.
Spicy Baked Almond Butter Tofu
Crispy Baked Tofu
- 1 pack Extra firm tofu drained and pressed
- 1 tbsp Tamari or soy sauce
- 2 tbsp Nutritional Yeast or Cornstarch
Almond Butter Sauce
- 1/4 cup Open Nature Creamy Almond Butter
- 1/2 cup O Organics Unsweetened Almond Milk
- 2 tbsp Tamari or soy sauce
- 1-2 tbsp Sriracha more or less to taste
- Juice of 1/2 lime
- 1 tbsp O Organics Pure Maple Syrup
- 1 tbsp Olive Oil or Water
- 2 Garlic cloves, minced
- 2-3 Green Onions, sliced
- Rice or Rice Noodles
- O Organics Roasted Almonds chopped
- Sesame Seeds
- Green Onions sliced
- Cilantro chopped
- Lime Wedges
Preheat the oven to 450.
Cut tofu into even cubes. Add the cubed tofu to a wide, shallow bowl and gently toss with tamari. Add the nutritional yeast or cornstarch and toss again until thoroughly coated. Line cubes on a silicone baking mat. Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown, flipping halfway through. Tofu should be crispy and golden brown.
While the tofu is baking, prepare the Spicy Almond Butter Sauce by whisking all ingredients together in a medium bowl. You can use a blender if you prefer. The sauce will be thin and slightly runny.
Heat olive oil or water in a pan over medium heat. Add the garlic and green onion, cooking for 1-2 minutes until fragrant. Add the Crispy Baked Tofu and Almond Butter Sauce and stir until everything is coated. You'll notice the sauce will thicken as its heated.
Once the tofu and sauce are warm, serve over rice or noodles of choice. Garnish and enjoy.
I highly recommend using baking sheet with a silicone liner when baking tofu as I find the tofu gets crispier and is also easier to flip.
If using super firm tofu, no pressing needed.