Thursday, October 4, 2012

Vegan MoFo: Homemade Tempeh Bacon



If you're a seasoned veg*n you've experienced the magical beauty of tempeh bacon. With its own unique combination of nutty/smoky/salty/sweet flavors it is a perfect accompaniment to TLTs, tofu scrambles, casseroles, or any brunch worth attending. If you're new to veg*n food, this is the post for you! There are a couple different tempeh bacons on the market now and work so very well for convenience.

Unfortunately, for my Whole Life Challenge, I am unable to consume some of the processed and soy ingredients found in the marinades used in these products. So, what's a gal to do? Make her own! After searching for a tweakable recipe online I concocted my own gluten-free, sugar-free tempeh bacon recipe.

The secret behind these strips is Coconut Secret's Coconut Aminos - an excellent alternative to soy sauce which boasts more amino acids than other soy-based products. It is made from sap from the coconut tree. I recommend giving it a try! Behold:





Gluten & Sugar Free Tempeh Bacon

1 block of tempeh, cut into thin strips
2 tbs Coconut Aminos
1-2 tbs peanut oil
1 tsp stevia
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp cayenne
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp black pepper


  • Combine marinade ingredients and coat tempeh strips well. Let sit for at least 5-10 minutes.
  • Heat a pan with peanut oil on medium heat and saute the strips on each side for about 3-5 minutes, or until browned.
  • Enjoy!


I served these puppies up for breakfast with savory mashed sweet potatoes with onions, rosemary, and thyme. Yum! How do you tempeh?

1 comment:

Cadry said...

Mmm, tempeh bacon is so tasty! I haven't tried coconut aminos, but I'd like to add it to my pantry after hearing your raves for it. I don't have a problem with tamari, but it would be nice to have an alternative every now and again.