This savory Miso Glazed Tofu has quickly become our new favorite! It is savory, sweet, sticky, crispy, and basically an umami bomb in your mouth. It’s super easy to make and you only need 8 ingredients. It pairs well with brown rice and veggies for a balanced and nutritious meal!
The BEST Miso Glazed Tofu
I’ve been working on this recipe for a while now and I’m happy to present your favorite new tofu recipe! The tofu itself is absolutely delicious, crispy, savory, and addicting. I love making it in my air fryer to get maximum crispiness but I also list a baking option.
Make this recipe for anyone that says they don’t like tofu because I can almost guarantee that they will truly enjoy it! I’ve given this recipe to the pickiest of eaters and have had zero complaints. Meat eaters, picky eaters, EVERYONE will love this miso glazed tofu. AND it’s made with only 8 ingredients:
Tofu: I highly recommend getting “high protein tofu” if possible. It saves you labor because you don’t have to press it AND the texture is insanely firm and meaty. If you can only manage to get “extra firm” tofu – just make sure you press it really well.
Soy Sauce/Tamari: This helps bring more flavor to the tofu as well as color. If you are gluten-free make sure to use Tamari. If you are watching your sodium choose low-sodium.
Miso Paste: The star of the show! Miso paste is the star in this delicious Miso Glazed Tofu so I recommend using the best of the best. If you have your favorite miso, go ahead and use it. If you’re vegan, make sure your miso paste is vegan (not all of them are, I KNOW UGH). This is my favorite miso paste.
Maple Syrup: For sweetness! Don’t have any? That’s okay, you can also use brown sugar, coconut sugar, cane sugar, or sugar in the raw. If using granulated sugars, make sure to whisk into a tablespoon of boiling hot water before marinading the tofu in it. Tofu marinates best in liquids.
Sesame Oil: I love adding it for flavor but you can also use avocado, canola, or vegetable oil. You can also avoid it all-together and sauté garlic in a little bit of water.
Garlic: I don’t think I need to say much here besides, don’t skip it! This recipe (like many others) gets lots of flavor from garlic.
Nutritional Yeast: YES, USE IT. It adds extra nutty/meaty flavor to the tofu as well as extra “bread-like” coating to make it extra crispy. I recommend buying it at Trader Joe’s or online to get a better deal because it can get pricey.
Corn Starch: Adds to the crispy factor! You can also opt out and just use extra nutritional yeast.
Tips for the BEST Tofu:
Freeze it for 1-2 days and then full defrost it before cooking it. The texture is unreal and more “chicken-like”.
Don’t forget to marinate it. For best results, marinade overnight!
Air fry it! If you don’t already have an air fryer, what are you waiting for? Click here to check out the one I have been using for almost 2 years now.