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Crispy slices of tempeh bacon on a plate.
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Tempeh Bacon

This easy tempeh bacon is marinated and baked to perfection. It's crisp and has a delicious savory sweet flavor.
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time25 mins
Course: Lunch/Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: tempeh bacon
Servings: 4
Calories: 255kcal


  • 8 oz package of tempeh
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium tamari or soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup avocado or olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/2 Tablespoon liquid smoke
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  • Cut tempeh into 1/4” – thick strips/slices.
  • Add tamari, oil, maple syrup, liquid smoke, paprika, garlic powder and pepper to a shallow dish. Whisk together with a fork and add tempeh slices. Cover and let marinate in the fridge for at least 1 hour or up to 3 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Arrange tempeh slices in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or foil. You can pour the leftover marinade over tempeh or discard.
  • Bake for 15 minutes. Toss tempeh and bake for another 5-10 minutes, or until tempeh is crispy. Remove from oven and serve warm. 


Serving: 1/4 of recipe | Calories: 255kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 14g | Sodium: 722mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 7g