Spicy Peanut Tofu

spicy peanut tofu

My obsession with peanut butter has extended itself to my dinners lately, but once you taste this peanut sauce I think you’ll understand my obsession. Spicy peanut tofu is everything your weeknight meals are missing! Trust me.

There are many way to prepare tofu. I switch off between pan-frying, when I have patience, and baking, when I’m lazy. Personally, I prefer them baked because I find they get crispier that way, and there’s less work involved. For this recipe, I tossed the tofu with cooking spray and stuck it in the oven for 40-45 minutes. The result? crispy AF tofu.

spicy peanut tofu

I love this sauce for so many reasons, but mainly because it has the perfect spicy kick to it. You can add some extra crushed peanuts to the sauce for an added crunch, and cut back on the pepper flakes for less spiciness- totally customizable!

This spicy peanut tofu is best served fresh, but if you wanted to reheat it I would add a little extra water to thin out the sauce. I love serving it with brown rice and stir fry veggies, but you can pair it with your favorite grain and veggie of choice!

spicy peanut tofu
spicy peanut tofu

Can’t wait for you guys to try this one! It’s husband approved, which we all know is the best approval of them all. Be sure to check out my sweet & spicy tofu recipe if you’re looking for more delicious tofu recipes!

Spicy Peanut Tofu

5 from 1 vote
Course: Gluten-Free, Main


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  • 1 block extra firm tofu, 14 oz

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • Cooking spray or oil

  • Peanut sauce
  • 1 tbsp natural peanut butter

  • 1/4 cup coconut aminos or soy sauce

  • 1/4 cup water

  • 1 tbsp pure maple syrup or honey

  • 1 clove of garlic, mashed

  • 1 tsp sriracha

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes

  • 1 tsp tapioca or arrowroot flour

  • Serve with:
  • Brown or white rice

  • Stir fry veggies- broccoli, carrots, onions, peppers


  • Preheat oven to 375 F.
  • Pat the tofu dry and cut into cubes.
  • Place on a parchment lined baking sheet and spray each piece with cooking spray. Toss them around to coat evenly and top with salt.
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes.
  • Whisk together sauce ingredients in a small bowl.
  • Pour into a medium saucepan over medium heat.
  • Reduce heat to simmer and stir in your tofu. Mix together on a low flame for 2-3 minutes until fully coated.

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  1. This recipe is so so good! Hands down has now become a go-to in our house. The sauce is unreal and love how adaptable it is for different veggies, etc. I upped the sriracha to 1 Tbsp (😆) because I looove spicy but love it as is also! 👍

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