Maple Roasted Tofu with Root Veggies

I saw a recipe for Maple Roasted Chicken somewhere once, and it inspired me to make a vegetarian version.  I love all things sweet and savory, and this ended up being one of my favorite dinners of all time.  I’ll definitely be making it again!  I decided to use sweet potatoes, carrots, and onions as the veggies in this meal.  Oh yeah – it’s vegan!

Maple Roasted Tofu with Root Veggies


  • 1 block of firm tofu (14 ounces)
  • 2 medium carrots
  • 2-3 small sweet potatoes (I used 3)
  • 1 medium yellow or white onion
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil (or other cooking oil; sesame is my favorite)
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • <1 teaspoon salt
  • freshly ground pepper
  • 3-4 tablespoons maple syrup (I used one that was strawberry flavored; we got it at a local farm called Gizdich Ranch)


  1. Preheat the oven to 425F.
  2. Wash and chop the sweet potatoes.  Wash/peel/chop the carrots.  Roughly chop the onion (big chunks).  Dry the tofu with paper towels and roughly chop that as well (1x1x1 inch cubes).
  3. In a large bowl, toss everything but the maple syrup together.  Transfer it to a baking dish (or a pie plate would work well) and drizzle with the maple syrup.
  4. Bake for one hour (or up to an hour and 15 minutes).  Mix the veggies 2-3 times while baking and let sit for 10-15 minutes when they are done.

Bobby ate his with white rice and earth balanced toast (Japanese white bread; sometimes called milk bread).

I had mine with earth balanced toast (whole wheat) and a fruit salad of apple, pear, whole milk Russian yogurt, and Pumpkin Pecan Butter.

We both cleaned our plates and were very satisfied!

What’s your favorite way to prepare tofu?  I definitely like mine roasted/crispy/baked, and preferably slightly sweet.  Gliding Calm‘s recipe is always a winner!

19 Comments on Maple Roasted Tofu with Root Veggies

  1. Larissa
    6 January, 2009 at 10:59 pm (8 years ago)

    great recipe!

  2. Sharon
    6 January, 2009 at 11:04 pm (8 years ago)

    Tofu? Sweet Potatoes? BOTH MY FAVS!!

  3. Meghann
    7 January, 2009 at 5:13 am (8 years ago)

    Wow great new way to make Tofu!

  4. K
    7 January, 2009 at 5:17 am (8 years ago)

    I love all your recipes but this one may just be my favorite 🙂

  5. VeggieGirl
    7 January, 2009 at 6:57 am (8 years ago)


  6. Jenn
    7 January, 2009 at 8:27 am (8 years ago)

    thank you for sharing that recipe – it sounds fantastic and looks even better!! yum!

  7. carolinebee
    7 January, 2009 at 9:03 am (8 years ago)

    Amazing!! That syrup sounds perfect to add flavor!

  8. Julz
    7 January, 2009 at 11:33 am (8 years ago)

    EVERYTHING YOU MAKE IS SO DIVINE! Can I come over for dindin?

  9. Erin
    7 January, 2009 at 11:50 am (8 years ago)

    What a delicious recipe! I really love it! So simple.

  10. Bridget
    7 January, 2009 at 1:05 pm (8 years ago)

    Delicious looking dinner!!

  11. gliding calm
    7 January, 2009 at 4:48 pm (8 years ago)

    yay for tofu! and you are soooooooo sweet!! thank you for making my day! 🙂

  12. becky
    7 January, 2009 at 6:47 pm (8 years ago)

    I like my tofu spicy…especially in Curry!! Yum!

  13. HangryPants
    7 January, 2009 at 7:33 pm (8 years ago)

    Yum! This looks great. I definitely love crispy, firm baked tofu the best, too! I like to do it plain and dip it in BBQ sauce.

  14. Madison Song
    7 January, 2009 at 8:47 pm (8 years ago)

    looks yummy!!!
    my favorite way is in stews!

  15. Caroline
    7 January, 2009 at 11:03 pm (8 years ago)

    Definitely cashew ginger tofu from ED&BV, no contest!

  16. seeleelive (for the love of peanut butter)
    8 January, 2009 at 5:23 am (8 years ago)

    hey lovey!! that tofu looks good. I posted a similar dish on my blog yesterday for lunch. i rubbed mine with teryaki sauce and maple syrup. So delicious! Tofu is yummy.

    Talk to you soon!

  17. Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter)
    8 January, 2009 at 7:27 am (8 years ago)

    I love roasted root vegetables, but I’ve added tofu to the mix. I’ll have to try that, and everyone raves about Gliding Calm’s recipe. Hoping to make her version soon.

  18. Marissa
    8 January, 2009 at 3:46 pm (8 years ago)

    Yay tofu!

  19. rhodeygirl
    12 January, 2009 at 11:39 am (8 years ago)

    looks delish!