Maple-Cinnamon Glazed Tofu and Green Beans

As I slowly came out of my morning stupor, it dawned on me: I’d wasted a perfectly wonderful maple-syrup guzzling opportunity when I opted for butter instead of the sweet stuff on my pancake breakfast.

However, regret is not a word in my vocabulary, so to offset the travesty of a missed opportunity, I decided on a sizzurp-infused lunch. And let’s face it, an Asian-inspired meal with a maple component is much more exciting than pancakes with syrup.

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A vegan source of protein? Vitamin-packed greens? A perfect blend of flavors and textures? Check, check, and triple check.

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Sorry, pancakes. There are better things to maple-ize.

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Maple-Cinnamon Glazed Tofu and Green Beans

Vegan, serves two

Ingredients:

  • 1 package extra-firm organic tofu
  • 3/4 pound fresh green beans
  • 3/4 cup vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon corn starch
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • (Optional, for garnish) sesame seeds

Directions:

  • Press your tofu and slice into one-inch cubes
  • Rinse your green beans and snap the ends, enjoy the therapeutic cracking noise each time you remove a tip.
  • Dry-fry (sans oil) the tofu over medium heat.
  • In your choice of cooking liquid, sautee’ green beans until just barely tender. The crispiness makes the meal!
  • SIn a small saucepan, combine broth, maple syrup, lemon juice, and cinnamon, stirring over medium heat until warm.
  • Slowly add in corn starch, stirring constantly until the mixture thickens into a glaze.
  • Plate your green beans and drizzle half the glaze over the top.
  • Drop your tofu cubes into the saucepan with the remainder of the glaze and stir until equally covered. Plate and cover with sesame seeds if so desired!

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The cinnamon added an unexpectedly mellow dimension to the maple tofu, while the crispy green beans mixed perfectly with the sweet and salty glaze.

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Perfection may overrated, but who says you can’t come close?

Enjoy your weekends, loves. Lots of things to work on after lounging in bed all morning!

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10 Comments on “Maple-Cinnamon Glazed Tofu and Green Beans”

  1. Oooh, this combo looks SO good! I am seriously craving tofu after not having it for two weeks 😛

  2. The tofu looks awesome- I FINALLY remembered to buy tofu at the store yesterday and will be having some for dinner tonight!

  3. That looks awesome! What a great idea! =D
    Hope you have a good weekend!

  4. Love this recipe! I eat a lot of tofu and am always looking for a new spin to put on it. Thanks!

  5. I think I love you. This looks amazing. Making it ASAP!

  6. Kristie says:

    What pretty little cubes of sweet tofu perfection. They look almost like sweet little syrupy candies. I’D eat them like candies. Yummmmm!

  7. You have the best tofu recipes!


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