Buffalo Tempeh Fingers

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Last week I decided that I wanted (ok needed) to clean up my diet. My mission, 5 days vegan. If you have been following my blog for a while you know that I’m not totally vegan but I strive to eat vegan as much as possible. Some weeks I’m more conscious than others and plan ahead, other weeks I’m just so short on time I have to go with whats healthy and easy.

Lately I’ve been eating way to many eggs and yogurt. Seriously I can easily get addicted to eggs, I had to break the cycle. Last week took some extra planning ahead but really it wasn’t that hard to do. Along the way I even discovered that I love So Delicious coconut milk. Have you ever tried it? I usually am not a coconut fan but it beats the heck out of almond milk in my book!

Anyways back to the reason I’m writing this post, Buffalo Tempeh Fingers. I had been wanting to try these out for a while because I had seen many variations of them around but never actually took the time to try it out. The good news is that I had all the ingredients handy and dinner was ready in no time.

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When I was a kid I hated spicy thing. Now days I love hot spices…funny how age effects your taste buds. You will love this recipe because the chewy and filling texture of tempeh come together perfectly with the baked flour and seasonings to create one heck of a dish. All preservative free and much better than any store bought vegan buffalo “chicken” I’ve ever had.

Tempeh= 20g Protien, 11g Fiber, 9g Fat per 220 calories serving

If you’re not into spicy you could use just about any coating you’d like with the below flour and baking  part of the recipe. My mind is already spinning about a few other possible dishes!

Seriously this is good tasting, good for you and easy to make.

Buffalo Tempeh Fingers- Vegan

1 Package Tempeh (I prefer multigrain) Sliced into 8 pieces

1/3 Cup Unsweetened Almond Milk

1/3 Cup Flour

1/2 Teaspoon Salt

1/2 Teaspoon Paprika

1/2 Teaspoon Garlic Powder

1/3 Cup Franks Buffalo Sauce

1 Tablespoon Vegan Butter

About 1/3 Cup Bread Crumbs


1) Boil 4 cups of water in a small pot. Place sliced tempeh into boiling water and let boil for 10 minutes.

2) Using two small bowls place the almond milk in one and all the dry ingredients except the bread crumbs into the other. Prepare a pan by lining it with aluminum foil and turn oven to 300 degrees.

3) Take the tempeh out of the boiling water. Rinse under cold water and pat dry with paper towels.

4) Dip each tempeh strip one by one into the almond milk and then into the flour mixture coating well, then back into the almond milk. It can get quite sticky. Place  the coated tempeh onto the lined pan. When all pieces are coated with almond milk and flour,  sprinkle on the bread crumbs trying to coat as evenly as possible.

5) Bake in the oven for 20 minutes, flipping them half way through.

6) In a bowl combine buffalo sauce and vegan butter. Microwave until butter is melted and mix.

7) When the Tempeh is done baking dip the fingers each into the buffalo sauce and serve.

You can either dip while you eat or coat the tempeh fingers right before serving. Whatever you do don’t coat the fingers if you’re not eating it right away. Store uncoated and dip when your ready to eat it if you are saving leftovers.

Buffalo Tempeh Fingers- www.notsoperfectlife.com

Buffalo Tempeh Fingers- www.notsoperfectlife.com

Buffalo Tempeh Fingers- www.notsoperfectlife.com

This is my new favorite easy dinner. Steam some veggies or add a salad and hello dinner! It felt really good to go all week eating good. Sometimes you just need a fresh start to get your habits back on track.

What do you do when you need a fresh start for your diet?

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Pseudo athlete and vegan, learning to love all the imperfections in life. Follow me in my journey, training for races (a half marathon in all 50 states to be exact) and my adventures in the kitchen!
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18 Responses to Buffalo Tempeh Fingers

  1. I love So Delicious coconut milk! And those Buffalo Tempeh Fingers look so good. For me when I need a fresh start to my diet, it generally is because I’ve been eating a lot of processed vegan foods and breads, and I need to get back to basics. I’ll turn to whole grains, veggie, fruits, nuts…and within a day or so I really feel refreshed. I was in NYC last weekend and thought of you!
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    • rebacox says:

      I try to stay away from too many processed vegan foods they have a lot of salt in them. Hope you enjoyed the city, it was a very hot weekend.

  2. Oh yum. I bet these are delicious! I’ve had tempeh a few times and I just love it! Pinned!
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  3. Kelly says:

    We usually try to eat lots of veggies or drink more green shakes to start out fresh.

    These sound fabulous and a great protein dish! I love spicy dishes and am always looking for lighter meals to clean up our diet after we’ve indulged too much. Thanks for sharing and love that it looks so easy and quick to prepare :)
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  4. These look great girl, so spicy and crispy! I’ve only tried cooking with tempeh once and it wasn’t too successful. I think it was the marinade I used. I use to not be a fan of spicy things either, but since moving to California 17 years ago, I have learned to love spicy dishes. I think its because there is just so much variety here as far as food goes. What’s funny is that Zoe (my 13 year old) can eat way spicier dishes than me. I think it’s because we started her off early. Have a wonderful 4th! xoxo, Jackie
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    • rebacox says:

      You should give tempeh another try I think your kids would like it. You could also coat these in BBQ sauce and serve them up if your nota buffalo spice fan. Happy 4th to you too!

  5. This looks so easy and delicious. I’m trying to clean up my diet lately, too! I’m not doing a very good job with it :)
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  6. 1. I get addicted to eggs so easily too! 2. I’ve actually never had tempeh, but judging from the description i just read after googling, i think i’d love it. what an awesome recipe. I LOVE anything spicy. i put hot sauce on everything, even eggs (ha, i love when the comment comes full circle. ahh its the little things that make me happy)
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  7. Now I’m seriously drooling! What a creative recipe, Reba! Love it!
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  8. I am curious, what’s vegan butter made out of?!

    This recipe is super creative! :)
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  9. I have never made anything with Tempeh, but I would really like to try. I pass by it at the grocery store and am always curious. Now I have a recipe! This looks delicious!

  10. Kelsey says:

    These look so tasty! I admire your desire to clean up your diet from too much yogurt/eggs! Makes me feel like a diet failure! I cleaned up my diet last week with chicken salads and yogurt! You’re at the next level for sure!
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