Tempeh Bacon

CALORIES:

273.6

PROTEIN:

24.7 g

PREP TIME:

10 mins

COOK TIME:

40 mins

SERVINGS:

4

Whether you're looking to add more protein to breakfasts, sandwiches or wraps or simply want a nutrient dense snack, this tempeh bacon is a great smoky, salty and sweet addition. Get creative by swapping out the tempeh for some 'bacon-ized’ tofu, thinly sliced seitan, carrots, eggplant or even mushrooms!

Recipe by Chad Sarno

Ingredients

  • 2 – 8oz packages of tempeh
  • 3 tablespoons low sodium tamari
  • 1 tablespoon white miso
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • Parchment paper

Directions

  1. In small mixing bowl, add the tamari, miso, maple, rice vinegar, and smoked paprika and whisk well.
  2. Slice the tempeh into long strips, about 10-12 for each block of tempeh used.
  3. Place the tempeh in shallow dish and pour over the marinade. Allow to sit for at least an hour to marinate. Note: the longer this sits in the marinate the better the flavors will be and absorbed.
  4. Preheat oven to 325ºF/160ºC
  5. On parchment paper, lay out each piece of marinated tempeh. Place in the oven and allow to bake for 20-25 minutes.
  6. Remove the tempeh, turn gently and brush on more of the marinade.
  7. Allow to bake for an additional 25 minutes.
  8. Remove from the oven and once cooled store in a sealed container. For added flavor, store the baked tempeh in remaining marinade. Each time you want to use, warm in a saute pan and serve.

Nutrition FactsAmount Per Serving

Calories

273.6

Protein

24.7g

Total Fat

12.6g

Sat Fat

2.9g

Trans Fat

0g

Cholesterol

0mg

Total Carbohydrates

20.5g

Dietary Fiber

4.6

Total Sugars

12.4g

Added Sugar

8.9g

Sodium

602.6mg

Tips

  • In addition to being a high protein side, the tempeh bacon serves as an awesome ingredient to add a light smoky and salty bacon flavor to other dishes, wraps and sandwiches.
  • For different variations, get creative in the kitchen and try swapping out the tempeh for some 'bacon-ized’ tofu, thinly sliced seitan, carrots, eggplant or mushrooms.

Nutrition FactsAmount Per Serving

Calories

273.6

Protein

24.7g

Total Fat

12.6g

Sat Fat

2.9g

Trans Fat

0g

Cholesterol

0mg

Total Carbohydrates

20.5g

Dietary Fiber

4.6

Total Sugars

12.4g

Added Sugar

8.9g

Sodium

602.6mg

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