Tofu Bacon My Heart


We have a little song that we sing around here.

Tofu bacon my heart.

You know, like don’t go breaking my heart?

Kesa made it up. Actually, she thought that those were really the lyrics to the song. Now it has become a hit around here. We listen to a lot of 70’s music and the girls make up their own lyrics to many of the songs.

Today I made tofu bacon. This is something that I make quite often. It is good at breakfast, with pancakes, at lunch in a wrap or sandwich or any time really. The girls love their tofu bacon and could eat the whole batch at once if I am not careful to monitor their tofu bacon intake.

I love a nice tofu bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich (TLT) with roasted garlic or red pepper hummus on whole wheat bread.

This sandwich was the highlight of my day.

So, for lack of any creative or exciting post for today I am sharing the tofu bacon recipe again. If you haven’t tried it you should.

And when you do, be sure to sing the song! 🙂

Baked Tofu Bacon

Makes 22 slices of ‘bacon’


  • 1 (375 g) package extra firm tofu, pressed
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce or shoyu
  • 2 teaspoons hickory liquid smoke


Cut the pressed tofu width wise into 22 equal strips and place each tofu strip into a shallow casserole or baking dish.

Whisk together the maple syrup, soy sauce or shoyu and liquid smoke in a liquid measuring cup.

Pour the syrup/smoke mixture over top of the tofu and allow to marinate at least 30 minutes or overnight in the fridge (the longer it marinates, the more flavors will absorb).

Once the tofu has marinated, preheat the oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the tofu strips onto the baking sheet and into the oven to bake for 20-25 minutes, flipping over halfway through the baking time. Tofu bacon is ready when browned and slightly dried out.

Allow to cool before eating. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.

Autumn also loves her tofu bacon sandwiches.

And Kesa? Well, she always has her special orders. Nothing on her plate can touch and no food can touch dip or ketchup even though she will not eat her food without dip or ketchup.

When I saw these plates at the second hand store for 10 cents I knew that I had to get them.

At least she loves her raw vegetables. Especially her peppers.

In the words of Autumn, “Toddlers!