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Tempeh "Bacon"

Savory, flavorful, and just a little bit sweet, this tempeh bacon-alternative is a delicious way to add some protein to your plate.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Marinating time 30 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Breakfast, Main Course, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American, vegan, Vegetarian
Servings 14 slices


  • 8 oz. tempeh
  • 2 tablespoons tamari can substitute soy sauce or coconut aminos
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder


  • Cut tempeh into thin strips and place in a wide, flat dish.
  • Combine all marinade ingredients in a small bowl. Pour marinade over tempeh slices.
  • Allow tempeh to marinate for at least 30 minutes (up to 8 hours).
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lay out tempeh in a single layer on parchment paper or a silicone mat. Bake for 15 minutes, flip tempeh over, then bake for an additional 15 minutes.
  • Serve hot.
Keyword bacon, dairy free, gluten free, vegan, vegetarian