Tempeh Bacon 5.jpg

Vegan Tempeh Bacon

No ratings yet
Tempeh Bacon 5.jpg
Print Recipe

Vegan Tempeh Bacon

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 214kcal
Author: Ricki Heller


  • 1 12 ounce package tempeh
  • 3 tablespoons gluten-free tamari or soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 5 drops plain liquid stevia or to taste (or 1 teaspoon maple syrup)
  • 1 tablespoon yacon syrup or blackstrap molasses
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • ¼ teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • teaspoons smoked paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon gluten-free liquid smoke optional
  • Pinch of ground allspice
  • Pinch of kosher or fine sea salt
  • cup filtered water


  • Cut the tempeh into quarters and slice each quarter into thin strips (about 16 strips). In a large frying pan, blend the remaining ingredients. Add the tempeh and turn each strip over a few times to coat in the marinade.
  • Turn heat to medium-low and cook the strips for about 5 minutes, until the sauce has begun to evaporate and the bottoms are browned. Turn the strips over and continue to cook the other side, pushing the bacon back and forth occasionally to prevent sticking, until the liquid has been absorbed and the bacon is browned and crisp on the outside, another 5-10 minutes. If the liquid is absorbed too quickly, add a little more water, as needed. Turn off the heat and set aside.


Nutrition Facts
Vegan Tempeh Bacon
Amount Per Serving
Calories 214 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Sodium 772mg32%
Potassium 396mg11%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 370IU7%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 97mg10%
Iron 2.8mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
Have you tried this recipe? Give it a star rating and let us know your thoughts in the Ratings & Reviews section below.
Tags: Dairy Free Magazine Tempeh
Previous Post

Simple Roast Turkey

Next Post

Classic Quiche with Tempeh Bacon, Sundried Tomatoes & Spinach

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating

Sept/Oct 2023 Cover



Get recipes delivered to your door with a subscription to

Gluten Free & More!

Use code MAG5OFF for $5 off any print or digital subscription!