Vegan Smokey Maple Tempeh

Vegan Smokey Maple Tempeh

This Tempeh recipe has a spicy, salty yet sweet and smokey marinade that is similar to the forbidden bacon. This recipe works especially good in sandwiches or salads. This smokey Tempeh recipe works good on anything you would normally want to top with that other fatty animal tissue.


Start by adding the Tempeh block with 1 cup of vegetable broth {or water} to a shallow pot. Steam the Tempeh about 10 minutes. Remove it from the pot, and let cool.

Next, slice the Tempeh block in half the long way. Then slice it in half again into 1/2″ thick slices or whichever shape and size you decide on. Add the Tempeh either to a ziplock bag or shallow glass bowl and set aside.

Add all marinade ingredients into a small bowl & mix until all the ingredients are fully incorporated.
Pour the marinade into the ziplock bag or bowl & toss the tempeh to fully saturate all of the pieces.Place the bag or covered bowl into the refrigerator for minimum of 1 hour, overnight is recommended.

Preheat the oven to 425F. Arrange the parchment paper on a baking sheet and set aside.

Once the tempeh has marinated, arrange the tempeh on the prepared baking sheet {lay them flat so they bake evenly}. Bake the Tempeh 20 minutes. Save the remaining marinade for later. If needed turn tempeh pieces to other side and bake an additional 10 minutes.

Remove the baked Tempeh from the oven and brush some more marinade over the cooked Tempeh.

Serve with quinoa, rice, on a sandwich or in a stir-fry or any other way you seem fit.

I have a few other Tempeh recipes you may want to try. Try my Vegan Ginger Maple Tempeh, Vegan Balsamic Maple Tempeh, Vegan Peanut Maple Tempeh or my Vegan Mustard Maple Tempeh.

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Vegan Smokey Maple Tempeh
This is an easy to prepare cruelty-free bacon alternative that gives you that sweet and smokey flavor!
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Start by adding the Tempeh block with 1 cup of vegetable broth {or water} to a shallow pot. Steam the Tempeh about 10 minutes. Remove it from the pot, and let cool.
  2. Next, slice the Tempeh block in half the long way. Then slice it in half again into 1/2" thick slices or whichever shape and size you decide on. Add the Tempeh either to a ziplock bag or shallow glass bowl and set aside.
  3. Add all marinade ingredients into a small bowl & mix until all the ingredients are fully incorporated. Pour the marinade into the ziplock bag or bowl & toss the tempeh to fully saturate all of the pieces.Place the bag or covered bowl into the refrigerator for minimum of 1 hour, overnight is recommended.
  4. Preheat the oven to 425F. Arrange the parchment paper on a baking sheet and set aside.
  5. Once the tempeh has marinated, arrange the tempeh on the prepared baking sheet {lay them flat so they bake evenly}. Bake the Tempeh 20 minutes. Save the remaining marinade for later. If needed turn tempeh pieces to other side and bake an additional 10 minutes.
  6. Remove the baked Tempeh from the oven and brush some more marinade over the cooked Tempeh.
  7. Serve with quinoa, rice, on a sandwich or in a stir-fry or any other way you seem fit.
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