Firecracker Tofu


Last Updated on January 24, 2022

Spicy firecracker tofu is the perfect meatless Monday dish! The tofu is marinated and baked until crispy, and served with a delicious sticky spicy sauce. Serve it with your favorite rice and veggies for a delicious plant-based meal!

firecracker tofu

Firecracker tofu

If you’re looking to incorporate more tofu into your diet, this firecracker tofu recipe is a delicious way to start. Its mildly sweet and spicy, and pairs so well with a side of rice and stir-fried veggies.

The tofu gets the perfect crisp in the oven, and is tossed in a sticky firecracker sauce made with just a few simple ingredients.

Tofu is a weekly staple in our house, so I’m always changing up how I prepare it. Baking it with tapioca flour is my go-to method for crispy tofu. It saves me time from needing to press the tofu, and still yields delicious results.

The tofu is easy to whip up, and can be flavored with any sauce you like. But this firecracker sauces is one of my faves!

How to make firecracker tofu

To make this dish, you start off by seasoning your tofu with soy sauce, garlic powder and tapioca flour. The tapioca flour will help get it crispy while it bakes in the oven.

Here’s what you’ll need to make the firecracker sauce:

  • low-sodium soy sauce or coconut aminos
  • crushed garlic
  • coconut sugar
  • sriracha
  • red pepper flakes
  • scallions
  • salt & pepper
  • tapioca flour or cornstarch

Once the tofu is nice and crispy, thicken the sauce in a pan over the stove then toss it together with your tofu.

tofu recipes

This firecracker tofu is the perfect way to pack in more plant-based protein into your week, and would make a delicious meal prep. Whether you’re new to tofu or are just looking for new vegan recipes, you’re going to love this recipe!

firecracker tofu

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Firecracker Tofu

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  • Crispy Tofu
  • 1 1 block extra firm tofu, 14 oz

  • 2 tbsp 2 low-sodium soy sauce or coconut aminos

  • 2 tsp 2 tapioca flour or cornstarch

  • 1 tsp 1 garlic powder

  • 1/2 tsp 1/2 salt, cut to 1/4 tsp if using soy sauce

  • 3 tbsp 3 olive oil

  • Firecracker Sauce
  • 1/4 cup 1/4 low-sodium soy sauce or coconut aminos

  • 1/4 cup 1/4 water

  • 2 tbsp 2 sriracha

  • 2 tbsp 2 coconut sugar, or light brown sugar

  • 3 cloves 3 garlic, crushed

  • 1 tsp 1 tapioca flour

  • 1/2 tsp 1/2 red pepper flakes

  • 1/4 tsp 1/4 black pepper

  • Pinch salt, if using coconut aminos

  • 2 2 chopped scallions, to garnish


  • Preheat the oven to 400 F.
  • Pat your tofu dry and cut it into cubes. Add it into a bowl with the soy sauce, tapioca flour, garlic powder and salt. Toss together to evenly coat
  • Transfer the tofu to a parchment lined sheet pan and drizzle with the olive oil
  • Bake for 30 minutes, flip and bake for an additional 20-25 minutes until brown.
  • While the tofu bakes, prepare your sauce by whisking together all ingredients together until smooth, except for the scallions
  • During the last 10 minutes of the tofu baking, heat a skillet on medium heat and add in the sauce. Cook it for about 4-5 minutes until it begins to thicken.
  • Once the tofu is ready and the sauce is thick, add the tofu into the sauce and stir together. Toss together on a low flame for about 2-3 minutes until its evenly coated
  • Garnish with the scallions and serve with rice or noodles and your favorite sides!

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