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BLT avocado toast with mashed avocado, tempeh bacon, tomato, and shaved romaine lettuce on a white plate.

BLT Avocado Toast

  • Author: Laurel
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 25
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast


BLT Avocado Toast is a breakfast or brunch packed with protein, healthy fats, whole grains, and FLAVOR! This simple recipe is made with sweet and smoky tempeh bacon, buttery avocado, juicy tomato, and crisp romaine lettuce. A quick meal ready in 10 minutes for weekday mornings.



For the tempeh bacon:

  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons liquid aminos
  • 1/4 teaspoon liquid smoke
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 (4 oz.) package tempeh, sliced into 1/8 of an inch thick strips

For the toast:

  • 1 slice bread
  • 1/2 of an avocado
  • 1 slice tomato
  • 1 leaf romaine, sliced into thin strips
  • Salt and pepper


For the tempeh bacon (make ahead for faster mornings):

  1. Whisk together all of the ingredients except for the tempeh. Place the tempeh in a lidded container and pour the marinade over the top, making sure to coat each piece. Place in the fridge to marinate at least 2 hours, but preferably overnight.
  2. The next morning, add a little more oil to a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add in the tempeh in a single layer and cook until the bottom side is golden brown, about 5-10 minutes. Flip the tempeh and repeat on the second side.
  3. Add in the liquid from the marinade and cook until the tempeh has absorbed all the liquid and is shiny and sticky. Use immediately for your BLT avocado toast or place in the fridge for fast morning breakfasts.

For the toast:

  1. Add the bread to the toaster and toast until golden brown. Mash the avocado onto the bread. Season with a sprinkle of salt and pepper. Add on a few strips of tempeh bacon, the tomato, and the sliced romaine. Sprinkle with a bit more salt and pepper and enjoy!