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Smoky Maple Tofu Bacon Horizontal

Smoky Maple Tofu Bacon

  • Author: Chuck Underwood
  • Yield: 3 People 1x
  • Category: Sandwich
  • Cuisine: American


A smoky tofu bacon with just a hint of maple sweetness. Add lettuce, some freshly sliced tomatoes,and a bit of my White Bean Mayo and you got a perfect BLT.


  • 1 block Extra Firm Tofu ((14oz))
  • 1/4 cup Soy Sauce ((low sodium))
  • 2 Tbs Maple Syrup
  • 1 Tbs Nutritional Yeast
  • 2 tsp Liquid Smoke
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder


  1. Drain tofu , wrap the block in paper towels, and press under something heavy to remove as much moisture as possible.  Let press for 15 minutes. 
  2. Carefully slice tofu lengthwise into 1/8" slices.  I have used a cheese slicer and a mandolin with good success.  Just be careful. 
  3. Whisk all remaining ingredients together in a small bowl to make the marinade.  
  4. Lay the slices of tofu flat in large pan or dish and cover with marinade.  Let the tofu marinate for at least 15 minutes, preferably 30 min to 1 hr. 
  5. To broil:  Place the tofu slices on a foil lined baking sheet and place under your broiler.  Turn occasionally to brown both sides.  
    Note:  Do not use parchment paper.
  6. To pan fry:  Place the slices in a non-stick skillet and cook on med-high heat until browned, flipping occasionally.  If the tofu appears to be sticking, pour a little water in the pan to loosen.  


Tips are always welcome.