8 oz. plain tempeh
1/4 c. soy sauce or tamari
1/4 c. water
2 T. pure maple syrup
1 t. molasses
1 t. red wine or apple cidar vinegar
1/2 t. garlic powder
1/2 t. onion powder
1/2 t. liquid smoke
Whisk marinade ingredients together. Thinly slice the tempeh and place in a container that can be covered with a lid. Pour the marinade over the tempeh and cover with the lid. Gently shake the container to cover each of the pieces of tempeh. Marinate for at least 2 hours, shaking occasionally. The longer the soak, the better they will taste.
Preheat the over to 400 degrees.
Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper and place tempeh on the sheet in a single layer. When oven is hot, bake for 20-25 minutes, watching closely after 20 minutes so that they do not burn.
Delicious served on a sandwich with lettuce, alfalfa sprouts, tomato, and avocado. YUM!