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Tempeh Breakfast Sandwich Topped with Baby Spinach and Avocado on a Plate
Savory Tempeh Breakfast Sandwiches
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
7 mins
Total Time
12 mins
These tempeh breakfast sandwiches are made with pan-fried tempeh in a savory sauce, stuffed in an English muffin and piled with avocado and baby spinach.
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2
Calories: 573 kcal
Author: Alissa
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce or tamari
  • 1 ½ tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ¾ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 8 ounce package tempeh
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2-3 vegan English muffins, split and toasted
  • ½ avocado, sliced
  • About ½ cup baby spinach
  • Ketchup
  • Dijon mustard
  1. Whisk the soy sauce, maple syrup, vinegar, garlic, paprika and pepper together in a small bowl.
  2. Slice the tempeh in half, thickness-wise, so you end up with two thin slabs. Slice each of your slabs in half or thirds, so you end up with 4-6 slabs total.
  3. Coat a large skillet with olive oil and place it over medium-high heat. Add the tempeh slabs in an even layer and cook until they're browned on the bottoms, about 3 minutes. Pour soy sauce mixture over tempeh and cook another minute or so, until the sauce dries up and forms a thick coating on the tempeh.
  4. Flip tempeh slabs and cook about 3 more minutes, until browned on opposite sides and most of the liquid has cooked off.
  5. Slather the English muffins with ketchup, Dijon and any other dressings you like. Stuff the muffins with tempeh slabs, topped with avocado slices and baby spinach.
Recipe Notes

Check the ingredients on your English muffins before buying them, as not all brands are vegan. Trader Joe's British Muffins are vegan.

Nutrition Facts
Savory Tempeh Breakfast Sandwiches
Amount Per Serving
Calories 573 Calories from Fat 273
% Daily Value*
Fat 30.3g47%
Sodium 1617mg67%
Potassium 944mg27%
Carbohydrates 54g18%
Fiber 6.4g26%
Sugar 11.8g13%
Protein 29.1g58%
Calcium 200mg20%
Iron 7mg39%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.