5 from 3 votes
Easy Coconut Tofu
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 
Simplicity at it's best! With just two ingredients & 35 minutes of your time you could be tucking into this delicious Coconut Crusted Tofu. Could it get any better? ....... Well yes actually.....Because it's gluten-free, oil-free, low fat and has 10 grams of protein per serving!
Course: Entree, Main Course
Recipe Type: gluten-free, oil-free, vegan
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 131 kcal
Author: Melanie McDonald
Ingredients
  • 1 block extra-firm tofu , around 350g, (see recipe notes)
  • 45g | ½ cup coconut flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • A good grind of cracked black pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F

  2. Put the coconut flour on a plate or in a bowl and stir in the salt and pepper so it is evenly distributed.
  3. Open the packet of tofu and drain off the liquid but don't dry the tofu.
  4. Cut the piece of tofu into ½ inch rectangular slabs. Cut each rectangle into two to make squares, then each square into triangles.
  5. Dip each triangle into the flour mixture and turn it all over until each side is covered.
  6. Put each triangle onto a baking sheet .
  7. Place in the preheated oven and bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown all over.
  8. Serve immediately.
Recipe Notes

You do not need to press the tofu for this recipe. The dampness in it is what makes the coconut flour stick.

I always prefer the texture of tofu that has been frozen. When I buy it I throw the packet as it is in the freezer when I get home. Then I just take it out to defrost the day before I use it. I have even defrosted it in a sink of water on the day if I have forgotten to defrost it. Once it's defrosted just follow the recipe as above.

If for some reason you get interrupted and your tofu dries out, just dip it into some cold water, shake off any excess, then dip it into the coconut flour to coat.

If you end up with any leftovers, they can be reheated in a 350°F oven for about 15 minutes. They end up a little bit tougher than when originally baked but are still good.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Coconut Tofu
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 131 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Sodium 319mg 13%
Potassium 257mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 1g
Protein 10g 20%
Calcium 15%
Iron 16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.