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Soy-Free Tofu Recipe

This soy-free tofu recipe is easy to make and delicious. Not being able to tolerate soy can make it hard to follow a gluten-free and vegan diet.Which is why I worked hard to find a suitable soy-free tofu alternative.

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about this Soy-Free Tofu Recipe

This soy-free tofu is also known as Burmese tofu. It’s a chickpea based tofu made with water and chickpea flour.

Season this tofu as you’d like to make it flavorful or plain as needed. Add more or less water to make it firmer or softer as needed.

Use this chickpea tofu as you would soy-based tofu.

Soy-Free Tofu Recipe

Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Vegan / Plantbased
Servings: 4


  • 1 cup chickpea flour (also known as besan)
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 - 1 tbsp adobo seasoning (optional)
  • salt (to taste)


  • In a bowl combine 1 cup water with the chickpea flour and adobo seasoning (check out my recipe here)
  • Whisk until well combined (you can also use a blender to ensure a creamy consistency)
  • In a small pot, add 1 cup water and bring to a rolling boil
  • Working quickly, pour in the chickpea/water/spice mixture and stir with a spatula quickly (making sure the tofu mixture doesn't stick to the pot)
  • Keep stirring until a thick cake like batter forms
  • After a cake like batter forms, remove from heat and transfer to a lined container
  • Let cool, cover, and let sit in the fridge for at least an hour to thicken
  • When ready to use, cut into cubes and cook as you would tofu
  • Enjoy!



You can use seasonings other than adobo to flavor your tofu depending on what you're using it for. For Thanksgiving, I used an Italian spice seasoning to give my tofu a more appropriate feel.

To make scrambled eggs

Combine 2 cups of water into the pot while cooking instead of 1 cup. This will form a more eggy and soft feel in your tofu.

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