Recipe: How to Make Tempeh Bacon

tempeh bacon

Tempeh Bacon Recipe

We are definitely carnivorous here at DIY Active but we know there are many people out there who aren’t or who are looking for a healthier alternative now and then especially with a few studies depicting how processed meats can be harmful to our health. Well, here’s a recipe for a tasty alternative – tempeh bacon. Tempeh is a probiotic food which means it aids digestion, keeps your brain healthy, and helps to avoid disease. Sounds like a good substitute now and then!

Tempeh Bacon Ingredients

  • 1 8-ounce pkg tempeh, sliced into 20 thin slices
  • ¼ cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon light brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon chipotle chile powder
  • 1 tablespoon grapeseed oil
  • ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika

Tempeh BaconTempeh Bacon Directions

  • Arrange tempeh slices in 2 13- x 9-inch baking dishes. Bring soy sauce, vinegar, brown sugar, cumin, chipotle chile powder, and ¼ cup water to a boil in a small pan. Boil 1 minute. Pour over tempeh slices. Cool, then cover and chill for 2 hours or overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 300°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Transfer tempeh slices to the baking sheet.
  • Brush each tempeh bacon slice with oil and sprinkle with some paprika. Bake 10 minutes. Turn tempeh slices, brush with oil, and bake 5 minutes more, or until crisp and brown.

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Nutritionist at Fresh Balance Nutrition helps you to enjoy whole foods to reach a healthy weight, avoid disease, and feel balanced. Jennifer Cohen Katz is a registered dietitian/ nutritionist that lives the same active, healthy lifestyle she recommends to clients. Her knowledge and passion encompass integrative and functional nutrition, sports nutrition, and whole foods cooking.
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