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Sesame Maple Tempeh Jerky

Yields8 ServingsPrep Time15 minsCook Time30 minsTotal Time45 mins

This recipe for Sesame Maple Tempeh Jerky from 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

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).


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.


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,


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.


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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