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Sesame Maple Tempeh Jerky

Yields8 ServingsPrep Time15 minsCook Time30 minsTotal Time45 mins

This recipe for Sesame Maple Tempeh Jerky from FoodandNutrition.org is a great pack-and-go healthy idea for our "Love YOURSELF Lunch" Launch. Or for snacking anytime. Eat it UP!

 1 8-ounce package Gluten Free tempeh
 ¼ cup low sodium Gluten Free soy sauce
 3 tbsp maple syrup (or I use coconut nectar)
 2 tbsp water
  tsp garlic powder
 ¼ tsp ground ginger
  tsp ground cayenne pepper
 ¼ tsp liquid smoke
 1 tsp toasted sesame oil
 2 tbsp sesame seeds
1

Fill a medium saucepan with 1 cup (about 1 inch) water and bring to a boil. Place tempeh in the saucepan and simmer for 5 minutes, flipping it over after 2 to 3 minutes. Remove tempeh from pan, pat dry with clean cloth or paper towel, and set on a cutting board. Slice tempeh in have crosswise, making 4 thin pieces (about 1/4-inch thick). Cut each piece into a triangle (16 small pieces).

2

In a small bowl or measuring cup, combine soy sauce, maple syrup (or coconut nectar), water, garlic powder,ground giner, cayenne pepper, liquid smoke and sesame oil and set aside.

3

Arrange tempeh pieces in a single layer in a shallow baking dish. Pour marinade over tempeh, then turn over tempeh pieces to coat both sides with marinade/ Cover and refrigerate for at least 12 hours, turning once or twice while marinating so they absorb liquid evenly,

4

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and set oven rack to the middle position. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Lay tempeh pieces on the baking sheet in a single layer, reserving any remaining marinade. Sprinkle 1 Tablespoon sesame seeds over tempeh. Flip over tempeh pieces with tongs, then sprinkle remaining sesame seeds on top.

5

Bake for 15 minutes , then flip tempeh pieces. Spoon any reserved marinade over the peices, a nd bake for an additional 15 minutes until very golden brown. Watch tempeh carefully for the last 5 minutes and flip again if necessary to prevent burning. Best enjoyed warm or cooled on the day of making, jerky can also be stored in refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 2 pieces

Servings 0


Amount Per Serving
Calories 93Calories from Fat 40
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g8%

Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 239mg10%
Total Carbohydrate 7g3%

Sugars 3g
Protein 7g15%

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

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