These Buffalo Tempeh Tenders are baked to crispy perfection and slathered in buffalo sauce to make the most addictive vegetarian comfort food!
Print

Buffalo Tempeh Tenders

These Buffalo Tempeh Tenders are baked to crispy perfection and slathered in buffalo sauce to make the most addictive vegetarian comfort food!
Course Appetizers, Main Dishes, Side Dishes, Snacks
Cuisine American
Keyword buffalo tenders, tempeh tenders
Diet Dairy-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Occasion Game Day
Time 30 minutes or less, 45 minutes or less
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 425kcal
Author Sarah Bond

Ingredients

  • 1 8-oz package tempeh
  • 3/4 cup buffalo sauce 170 mL
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 65 g
  • 1 large egg or flax egg*
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs 50 g
  • 1/4 tsp each salt and pepper
  • To serve: ranch or bleu cheese, celery

Instructions

  • Marinate: Cut tempeh into thin rectangular tenders. If you're not used to the taste/texture of tempeh, cut them thinner so you'll get more of the breadcrumb crunch. Set in a deep dish and cover with buffalo sauce, tossing to evenly coat. Let marinate at least 1 hour (or up to 12) in the fridge.
  • Prep: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 C). Shake excess sauce from the tempeh and set on a plate, reserving the buffalo sauce marinade. Place flour in one bowl, egg in another, and panko + salt and pepper in the last, with a parchment-lined baking sheet at the end. Add half of the reserved buffalo sauce to the egg and whisk.
  • Bread: Coat each tempeh tender lightly in flour, then egg, then bread crumbs, and set on the baking sheet.
  • Bake: Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, flipping halfway through, until golden brown. Brush each tender with remaining buffalo sauce, then return to the oven for 5 minutes, until slightly dry.
  • Serve: Serve warm with ranch dressing or bleu cheese and celery.

Notes

*Make this recipe vegan by using flax egg - Combine 1 Tbsp flax seed meal and 2.5 Tbsp water. Let thicken for 10 minutes then use in place of the egg.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 425kcal | Carbohydrates: 46.1g | Protein: 28.9g | Fat: 15.6g | Saturated Fat: 3.4g | Cholesterol: 93mg | Sodium: 502mg | Potassium: 534mg | Fiber: 1.3g | Sugar: 0.8g | Calcium: 130mg | Iron: 5.2mg