Tempeh Bacon

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. This recipe goes well with the Avocado BLT Toast.




  • 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

How To Prepare

  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.

Tempeh Bacon

  • 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.

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Tempeh Bacon