Crispy Tempeh

Tempeh Nuggets with Seeds and Almond Meal

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For a twist of the same old breadcrumb coating, we have breaded this crispy tempeh with a mix of seeds, almond meal, and nutritional yeast. The result are crunchy nuggets that burst with flavour and nutrients. Loaded with proteins, fibres, and healthy fats, they are the ultimate snack if you're looking for something tasty yet healthy to nibble on.

Crispy Tempeh Recipe




Time 45m



For a healthier twist of the same old breadcrumb coating, we have breaded these crispy tempeh nuggets with a tasty mix of seeds, almond meal, and nutritional yeast.

Ground seeds and nuts not only make a gluten-free alternative to white breadcrumbs but they also boost this recipe with flavour and healthy fats and keep the carbs low.

We have decided to experiment with tempeh, a fermented soybean product as it’s higher in proteins and less processed than tofu. High-protein foods make you feel full for longer preventing you from overeating. Moreover, being fermented, tempeh is a great source of prebiotics which support your digestive system health.

Instead of deep-frying the tempeh strips, they are just baked in the oven with a little olive oil. This helps to keep the fat content low so you can enjoy more of these tempeh appetisers with no guilt.

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For the Dipping Sauce

  • Sriracha Sauce
    2 tbsp
  • Gluten-Free Soy Sauce
    1 tbsp
  • Maple Syrup
    0.5 tbsp

For the Coating

  • Ground Flaxseeds
    2 tbsp
  • Water
    110 mL
  • Chia Seeds
    1.5 tsp
  • Sesame Seeds
    1.5 tsp
  • Sunflower Seeds
    1.5 tsp
  • Pumpkin Seeds
    1.5 tsp
  • Almond Flour
    30 g
  • Cornmeal
    30 g
  • Nutritional Yeast
    1 tbsp
  • Ginger Powder
    0.5 tsp
  • Garlic Powder
    1 tsp
  • Salt
    to taste
  • Potato Starch
    30 g


  • Tempeh
    280 g
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
    1 tsp
Allergens are marked in bold

Recipe Instructions

step 1

Press down the tempeh and pat it dry with a kitchen towel to remove excess water.

Then, with the help of a sharp knife, cut it into strips or bite-sized nuggets.

step 2

Make the ‘flaxegg’ wash by combining flax seeds with water in a bowl. Then, place the mixture in the fridge to thicken for 5-10 minutes.

In the meantime, ground the chia, sesame, sunflower, and pumpkin seeds in a blender or pestle and mortar. Then, mix them with almond meal, cornmeal, nutritional yeast, ginger, garlic, and salt (1).

Dip the tempeh nuggets first in a bowl with potato starch, then in the prepared flaxegg, and finally in the seeded coating (2).


step 3

Brush the coated tempeh strips with olive oil over a baking tray lined with parchment paper.

Bake them at 200°C (390°F) for 25 minutes until nicely golden.

In the meantime, combine sriracha, soy sauce, and maple in a small bowl.

Serve these delicious crispy tempeh nuggets hot and dip them in the sriracha sauce.



  • For a nut-free version, replace almond flour with cornmeal or rice flour.

  • For faster cooking time and crispier results, you can bake the tempeh nuggets in an air-fryer at high heat for 10 minutes.

  • To make a low-carb meal out of it, enjoy two servings of these tempeh strips with a side salad.