I dig Lauren Toyota’s bacon marinade for tofu slices. They go great with pancakes or in a salad. I’ve also used the slices on a BLT, yum!

Bacon Marinade

1/4 cup low-sodium tamari or soy sauce
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 tablespoon liquid smoke
1 teaspoon smoked paprika

Combine all the marinade ingredients together in a bowl or in a wide dish with a whisk or fork.

Tofu bacon slices

1 brick of firm or extra firm tofu – crumble or slice thin
Bacon marinade

Preheat oven to 425°F.

Depending on the use for the tofu bacon, either crumble it into small pieces or thinly slice it along the short side. Marinated for 15 minutes.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silpat and either spread the crumbles in an even layer or lay out the slices spaced slightly apart. The tofu crumbles will have absorbed most of the marinade. For the slices you can reserve any excess marinade to brush on halfway through the bake time.

Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, flipping the tofu halfway through the bake time and brushing the slices on both sides with the excess marinade. The tofu should be much darker when it’s done. It might not be crispy right out of the oven, but it will get firmer as it cools.

Use immediately or Store in an airtight container in the fridge and consume with 10 days.