Tempeh Bacon

Tempeh Bacon 

1 package of tempeh
1/4 cup of tamari soy sauce
2-3 Tablespoons maple syrup (depending on how sweet you want it)
1/4 cup water
2 teaspoons liquid smoke
a little canola oil (to brush on the tempeh while you bake it)


Slice tempeh as thin as you can without it falling apart.

Throw it in the steamer basket and steam it for 10 minutes.

While the tempeh is steaming whisk together your marinade- the tamari, maple syrup, water, and liquid smoke.

When tempeh is done steaming, place into a bowl and pour the marinade on top.

Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 mins, I usually do an hour.

Preheat oven to 350 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Place tempeh strips on parchment paper.  Brush strips with a little canola oil and bake them for 15 minutes (if you like yours a little saltier sprinkle with a little salt before baking).  Flip them and bake for another 10 or so minutes until they are crispy and dark brown.


Serve them up with a nice tofu scramble, on a breakfast burrito, or make a tempeh BLT!  Enjoy!