Keto Vegan Baked Tempeh

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  • prep time

    prep time

    1 h 10 min

  • cook time

    cook time

    20 min

  • ready time

    ready time

    1 h 30 min

Keto Vegan Baked Tempeh

If you’ve never had tempeh before, this is a great recipe to start with. This vegan Keto baked tempeh is marinated in a rich soy sauce mixture that’s sweetened with maple-flavored syrup. After marinating the tempeh, simply bake it in your oven. Tempeh is similar to tofu: it has a mild taste when raw, and it’s excellent for absorbing other flavors. You can flavor tempeh with any other seasonings you’d like, and you’d never know you were eating soybeans! Enjoy this Keto tempeh as a snack or as a main course alongside other low carb vegan recipes.

Can you eat Tempeh on Keto?

Tempeh can be a very Keto-friendly ingredient. You can eat tempeh as-is, baked, air-fried, grilled, or cooked on your stove. It’s actually a very flexible ingredient to use. Use tempeh as your main course by chopping it up and eating it in a taco shell. You can add it on top of salads too. There are many ways to enjoy tempeh on the Keto diet!

What is tempeh?

Tempeh is prepared with fermented soybeans that are compacted into a cake form. This allows you to slice and cook with it as you please. Tempeh is made with a fermentation process that includes a special fungus. It may sound a little weird, but tempeh can be very nutritious for you!

Is maple syrup Keto-friendly?

If you’re going to use maple syrup on your Keto diet, you must choose from specific brands. Watch out for brands that claim to be “sugar-free” but actually just use a reduced amount of sugar. One of the most common sugar-free maple syrup brands available is Lakanto. In moderation, sugar-free maple syrup can be very useful for flavoring ingredients.

  • Net Carbs

    2 g

  • Fiber

    1.8 g

  • Total Carbs

    4.3 g

  • Protein

    9.5 g

  • Fats

    5 g

91 cals

Keto Vegan Baked Tempeh

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  • Tempeh


    8 oz

  • Sauce Soy

    Sauce Soy

    1 tbsp

  • Pancake syrup, maple-flavored, sugar free

    Pancake syrup, maple-flavored, sugar free

    2 tsp

  • Black pepper

    Black pepper

    0.25 tsp

  • Garlic powder

    Garlic powder

    0.25 tsp

  • Paprika


    0.5 tsp

Recipe Steps

steps 3

1 h 30 min

  • Step 1

    Remove whole tempeh from its packaging and pat it dry if needed. Cut the tempeh into triangles, squares, or strips - whatever works best for you. Add the pieces to a mixing bowl. Next, combine all remaining ingredients in a separate dish, then pour this mixture over the tempeh.
    Step 1
  • Step 2

    Use a spoon to gently fold the tempeh over in the marinade until it’s coated. Marinate the tempeh in your refrigerator for an hour. You’ll need to fold the tempeh with a spoon every 15 minutes to ensure the marinade gets absorbed. You may marinate for longer if desired.
    Step 2
  • Step 3

    After marination, preheat an oven to 350 F (180 C) and line a sheet tray with parchment paper. Arrange the tempeh on the tray, and pour any excess marinade over the pieces. Bake the tempeh for approximately 18-20 minutes, flipping the pieces over halfway through. Let the baked tempeh cool for just a couple of minutes before enjoying it.
    Step 3