This oven-baked fake bacon is salty and savory. Its smoky and crispy; this mushroom bacon is perfect for a BLT, as a salad topping or burger
- Shiitake Mushroom
- Liquid Smoke
- Plant-Based Bacon
What Is Vegan Bacon Made Of?
With the right savory seasoning and preparation there are a variety of vegetables that make good bacon substitutes.
Most often used are mushrooms, rice paper, coconut, eggplant, tofu, carrots, tempeh and even kale.
Of course some of these options yield better results than others. Full disclosure none will ever yield that extra crispy texture of bacon but some get close. With seasoning like liquid smoke and tamari the flavor can get pretty close.
This recipe is designed to give you a great meat alternative with the look and taste of bacon. Some of the options like tofu will also provide a good source of protein while other like rice paper will provide the tasty and texture.
Alternative Non Mushroom Fake Bacon
Can I Buy Vegan Gluten-Free Bacon At The Store?
Yes, Hooray Foods has a coconut based version. Yes it is coconut base but doesn’t really have a coconut flavor. The texture is
What Do You Serve It With?
How To Store
Before storing, allow the vegan bacon to cool completely. Once the strips are cool, place the bacon in an airtight container. You can store for up to 3 days in the refrigerator.
Homemade Crispy Vegan Bacon (Easy + Gluten Free)
- ½ lb Shiitake Mushrooms - stems removed, caps very thinly sliced
- 1 tablespoon Tamari sauce
- 1 tablespoon Liquid smoke
- 1 tablespoon Olive oil
- Salt - to taste
- Plant-Based Hooray Bacon - prepare according to package directions
- Preheat oven to 400˚F.
- In a bowl, coat mushrooms with soy sauce. Dab with liquid smoke and olive oil. Allow to marinate for about 10 minutes (mushrooms should absorb all liquid).
- Lay mushrooms on a baking sheet; bake for between 10 and 30 minutes (monitor them during the process to ensure they don’t overcook).
These nutritional figures should be considered estimates. Varying factors such as product types or brands purchased, natural fluctuations in fresh produce, and the way ingredients are processed change the effective nutritional information in any given recipe.
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