Teriyaki Tofu (Vegan, Gluten-free)-

This Teriyaki Tofu recipe is easy to prepare but tastes like something you would get from a Chinese restaurant, without all the MSG and other additives. I love how the marinade bakes on into a wonderfully crispy crust. Make a Japanese meal night and serve my Vegan Sushi as well.

Teriyaki Tofu (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

This is an update of the recipe that I first published August 4, 2012. I wanted to take new photos and as I remade it I marveled at the ingredients and wondered why I chose to use the ingredients and process in making it. It is one of my best recipes and I have had much great feedbacks over the years and I understand why as I prepare it and took my first bite. Perfect texture, taste like it was fried instead of baked.

Few things that I did, I used about 1/4 cup fresh pineapple blended with water because I was out of juice. I added 2 tablespoons of coconut sugar for a darker color. It tasted amazing.

Teriyaki Tofu (Vegan, Gluten-Free)



(Per 100g)
  • Energy: 112 kcal / 468 kJ
  • Fat: 2 g
  • Protein: 5 g
  • Carbs: 20 g

Cook Time

  • Preparation: 10 min
  • Cooking: 30 min
  • Ready in: 40 min
  • For: 4 servings


Tofu Marinade

Teriyaki Sauce


  1. Whisk marinade ingredients and set aside. Drain and press tofu to release extra water. Cut tofu into squares or triangles and spread marinade on. Careful, tofu is a bit delicate! Leave to marinate for 30 minutes at least, but feel free to let it stay longer, even overnight in the refrigerator will work.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Slightly oil or line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Lay tofu slices in a single layer on baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes, turning tofu slices after 15 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, place all sauce ingredients including pineapple in a high speed blender and process until smooth. Transfer sauce to a large saucepan or skillet on medium heat and bring to a boil stirring with a whisk until thicken. Add tofu to sauce and gently stir to coat. Garnish with spring onion and sesame seeds. Delicious served with brown jasmine rice.


Teriyaki Tofu (Vegan, Gluten-Free)
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Michelle Blackwood, RN

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.