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Breaded Tempeh Recipe

Breaded Tempeh Recipe

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You’ll need three bowls for this one. Truthfully, you could add a whole bunch of variations to these, so, feel free to get creative! Or simply follow along and you’ll be satisfied. I’ve listed a few options of other ingredients that you could add if you’re feeling adventurous!

Variation Ideas

If you are feeling adventurous, here are some creative additions you can make:

  • add salt and pepper to Bowl #1
  • add lime to Bowl #1
  • add Apple Cider Vinegar to Bowl #1
  • add onion powder to Bowl #1
  • add Paprika to Bowl #2
  • add Cilantro to Bowl #2
  • add Turmeric to Bowl #2
  • add crushed nuts, like pepitas or cashews to Bowl #3
  • add parsley to Bowl #3

Breaded Tempeh Recipe

Course Main Course
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


Bowl #1

  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 tsp garlic granules
  • 1 Tbsp tamari

Bowl #2

  • 1 Tbp flour gluten-free or all purpose
  • 1 Tsbp ground flax
  • 1/2 cup water

Bowl #3

  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp garlic granules


  1. Prepare all three bowls. Bowl #2 needs time to let the ground flax settle so it adheres better, so there is no harm in prepping these bowls ahead of time while Bowl #1 marinates.

  2. Slice the tempeh into small thin squares. I usually cut it into small squares and then cut each square lengthwise so they are thinner.

    Breaded Tempeh Recipe
  3. Place the sliced tempeh into Bowl #1 and let marinate for 10-15 minutes (or up to 2 hours in the fridge).

    Breaded Tempeh Recipe
  4. Once marinating has finished, set up Bowl #2 and Bowl #3 for dunking.

    Breaded Tempeh Recipe
  5. Take each square of tempeh from Bowl #1 and, on by one, place into bowl #2, mix the tempeh squares well.

  6. Then take that tempeh square and roll it in the contents of Bowl #3.

  7. Once it has been coated thoroughly in Bowl #3, take place on a baking sheet.

    Breaded Tempeh Recipe
  8. Repeat until all the tempeh squares are coated.

  9. Bake for 15 minutes on one side, then flip and bake for another 15 minutes, for a total of 30 minutes.

Let me know what you think – comment below!

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 3 oz
Servings Per Container 3

Amount Per Serving
Calories 253 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat g 0%
Trans Fat g
Cholesterol mg 0%
Sodium 350mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 11%
Dietary Fiber g 0%
Sugars 1g
Protein 16g 32%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

All Nutrition Values are approximations and have not been evaluated by any organization.

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