Homemade Tempeh Bacon (8-Ingredients)

March 20, 2018

Appetizers and Sides

By: Jasmine Briones 

Making tempeh bacon at home is so easy and requires just 8 ingredients! Just whisk everything together, marinate it for a bit and cook it up to perfection. This is the perfect protein packed addition to your next breakfast! #tempeh #bacon #vegan #protein #easy #8ingredient #musttry #homemade #veganbreakfast #veganside #veganbacon #tempehbacon #howto #foolproof #easy

I’m here today to share with you an easy homemade tempeh bacon recipe that requires 8-ingredients and is just so damn delicious.

All you have to do is whisk everything together and set it aside to marinate, then cook it up in a pan until it is golden brown. This is the perfect protein-packed addition to your next breakfast!

Making tempeh bacon at home is so easy and requires just 8 ingredients! Just whisk everything together, marinate it for a bit and cook it up to perfection. This is the perfect protein packed addition to your next breakfast! #tempeh #bacon #vegan #protein #easy #8ingredient #musttry #homemade #veganbreakfast #veganside #veganbacon #tempehbacon #howto #foolproof #easyMaking tempeh bacon at home is so easy and requires just 8 ingredients! Just whisk everything together, marinate it for a bit and cook it up to perfection. This is the perfect protein packed addition to your next breakfast! #tempeh #bacon #vegan #protein #easy #8ingredient #musttry #homemade #veganbreakfast #veganside #veganbacon #tempehbacon #howto #foolproof #easyOne of our favorite things to buy at the grocery store is the tempeh bacon from a brand called Light Life, and after years of being hooked on their product, we decided it was finally time for us to try to make our own at home.

To our surprise, homemade tempeh bacon is very simple–we had most of the ingredients on hand (minus the tempeh) and it was ready in just 15 minutes.Making tempeh bacon at home is so easy and requires just 8 ingredients! Just whisk everything together, marinate it for a bit and cook it up to perfection. This is the perfect protein packed addition to your next breakfast! #tempeh #bacon #vegan #protein #easy #8ingredient #musttry #homemade #veganbreakfast #veganside #veganbacon #tempehbacon #howto #foolproof #easyYou can serve it in a sandwich, burrito, salad, pasta, Buddha bowl, whatever your heart desires! Call me crazy, but we even like to enjoy it alone as a savory and salty snack! Making tempeh bacon at home is so easy and requires just 8 ingredients! Just whisk everything together, marinate it for a bit and cook it up to perfection. This is the perfect protein packed addition to your next breakfast! #tempeh #bacon #vegan #protein #easy #8ingredient #musttry #homemade #veganbreakfast #veganside #veganbacon #tempehbacon #howto #foolproof #easyIf you make this recipe, let us know what you think in the comments below! + If you post any photos on Instagram, make sure you tag us @sweetsimplevegan and @consciouschris so that we don’t miss it, we love seeing your photos!

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Making tempeh bacon at home is so easy and requires just 8 ingredients! Just whisk everything together, marinate it for a bit and cook it up to perfection. This is the perfect protein packed addition to your next breakfast! #tempeh #bacon #vegan #protein #easy #8ingredient #musttry #homemade #veganbreakfast #veganside #veganbacon #tempehbacon #howto #foolproof #easy

Homemade Tempeh Bacon (8-Ingredients)


  • Author: Jasmine @ Sweet Simple Vegan
  • Total Time: 16 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings

Description

An easy homemade tempeh bacon recipe that requires 8-ingredients! Just whisk everything together, marinate, and cook it up to perfection. This is the perfect protein-packed addition to your next breakfast!


Ingredients

  • 1 (8 oz.) package of tempeh, sliced into ~16 thin slices (we use Light Life or Yves)
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce or tamari
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar*
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup*
  • 1 tablespoon liquid smoke
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin, optional
  • 1/3 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil

Instructions

  1. Slice the tempeh as thin as you can without it falling apart.
  2. Mix the rest of the ingredients in a shallow and wide bowl (with a fitted lid if possible). Add the tempeh slices to the marinade, cover with the lid and shake to fully coat. You can also mix by hand as well, being careful not to break the tempeh. Allow it to marinate for 5-10 minutes (the longer the better).
  3. Heat a medium to large pan over medium-high heat with oil. Once heated through, add the tempeh along with all of the leftover marinade and cook for about 3 minutes on each side or until browned.
  4. Remove from pan and transfer to a plate. Adjust salt to taste and serve immediately.

Notes

  • Add more or less maple syrup, depending on how sweet you want it.
  • You can use coconut, apple cider, balsamic or white vinegar depending on your preference.
  • We have found the best results when using a bit of oil to cook our tempeh. If you wish not to use oil, just be sure to use a nonstick pan and add water if needed to prevent burning.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 minutes

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  1. Jaiden says:

    Both you and Caitlin (FromMyBowl) seem to have a way of knowing exactly what recipes I’m searching for. I was looking for an easy tempeh bacon the day you posted this and now here we go! Definitely adding this one to my repertoire!

  2. Donna Cuic says:

    Do you think this is a recipe I could make plenty of and keep in fridge and eat it for a couple days?

  3. […] To serve, ladle the soup into bowls and get ready to load it up. After all, it wouldn’t be a loaded potato soup without toppings! We chose vegan sour cream, grated vegan cheese, green onions (you could also use chives) and a smoked paprika. You could also add some crispy “tempeh bacon” crumbs to complement the soup’s creamy potato texture (our friends over at Sweet Simple Vegan have a great recipe). […]

  4. Diana Robles says:

    Will the tempeh fall apart if you let it marinate over night?

  5. jo says:

    what purpose does the cider vinegar serve. I’ve noticed some tempeh bacon recipes include vinegar and others do not.
    Thank you fo ryour answer.

  6. Emma says:

    This is my all time favorite tempeh bacon! I make it in a double batch and eat it on everything for a week. So good!

  7. Jessica says:

    Is the liquid smoke mandatory?

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