Crispy Baked Orange Tofu is a deliciously sweet and spicy, substitute for your favorite Chinese dish. You won't miss the extra calories, fat, or sodium! |

Crispy Baked Orange Tofu

Crispy Baked Orange Tofu is a deliciously sweet and spicy, healthy substitution for your favorite Chinese takeout meal. I don't even notice the reduction in calories, saturated fat, or sodium and you won't either! Recipe by Katie Pfeffer at One Hungry Bunny.

Course Main
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 210 kcal
Author Katie Pfeffer


For the tofu:

  • 1 14-ounce package extra firm tofu cubed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon fennel seed
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch (or more to coat)
  • Salt and garlic powder to taste

For the orange glaze:

  • Juice and zest of one orange (about 1/3 cup juice)
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce (use tamari for gluten free option)
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon corn starch

To serve:

  • Chopped scallions and sesame seeds
  • Brown rice


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix all of the ingredients for the coating and toss the tofu to coat. Spread the coated tofu on a greased or non-stick baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes or until crispy.
  3. Meanwhile, make the sauce. In a small bowl, combine the orange juice, zest, vinegar, soy sauce, honey, and broth. Set aside.
  4. Heat sesame oil in a medium-sized skillet over medium heat. Add garlic, ginger, and red pepper flakes and sauté 1 minute or until fragrant.
  5. Add the orange juice mixture to the saucepan and bring to a boil. Lower to a simmer for 5-7 minutes. To thicken the sauce, mix the cornstarch with small amount of water to make a paste and whisk it into the orange sauce. Once the sauce reaches the desired Toss the baked tofu with the orange sauce until completely coated. Serve over brown rice. Sprinkle with scallions and sesame seeds.