Who knew you could make plant-based bacon from fruits and vegetables? These vegan ‘bacon’ recipes from TikTok show you that you can eat healthy, while still enjoying your favorite foods. These recipes combine the crispiness of traditional bacon with the perfect combination of salty and smokey flavor, and will satisfy all of your bacon cravings!
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1. Carrot Bacon
Tabitha Brown shows us how to make vegan bacon from carrots! She starts by shaving the bacon into thin strips. She then marinates the carrot strips in liquid smoke, maple syrup, garlic powder, smoked paprika, and onion powder. She sticks them in the air fryer for 5 minutes, and they’re crispy and ready to be devoured!
2. Banana Peel Bacon
@thefeedfeed@thehungerdiaries whipped up banana peel #bacon! Genius?! #foodie #vegan #foodtiktok #homemade #easyrecipe #healthycooking #hack #asmr #FEEDFEED♬ original sound – The Feedfeed
Whoever thought to make bacon from banana peels was a genius! All you need to do is peel some ripe bananas and scrape off the excess starchy white part. Lather the banana peels in the soy sauce, and maple syrup marinade, and fry them in a pan until firm and crispy!
3. Coconut Bacon
@healthygirlkitchenI AM SHOOK. Watch me turn coconut 🥥 into bacon…🥓 #veganrecipes #veganbacon #cookinghack♬ Outside – Ikson
Let’s learn how to turn coconut into bacon! Add liquid smoke and coconut aminos to some coconut flakes in a pan, and sauté until golden brown. Add some sea salt on top, and you’ve got some healthy bacon bits!
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4. Mushroom Bacon
@veganrecipesVegan “bacon” 🤯 I know this is going to upset some meat eaters, but just trust me! It tastes AMAZING 🤤 #veganrecipes #plantbased #vegan #vegetarian♬ MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name) – Lil Nas X
Who knew that King Oyster mushrooms could be transformed into bacon? You start by slicing the mushrooms very thin and sticking them in the dehydrator overnight. Next, make your smokey marinade and lather it all over the mushrooms. Fry them on a pan until crispy!
5. Seitan Bacon
@veganhackspod#seitan #seitanbacon #bacon #fakebacon #veganbacon #cooking #simplerecipes #starchwater #plantbased #veganjunkfood #fun♬ Better Off Alone – Alice DJ
This vegan bacon recipe will have your seitan looking shockingly similar to the real thing. Using a bunch of spices, and red and white food coloring, not only will this satisfy your bacon cravings, but it will look realistic too!
6. Tempeh Bacon
@plantpowertipsTempeh Bacon 🥓 #veganbacon #tempeh #whatilearnedtoday #veganrecipes #veganfoodie♬ Just the Two of Us – Grover Washington, Jr.
If you’re not a huge fan of tempeh, then this recipe is sure to change your mind! Start by cutting up your block of tempeh into small strips. Add the pieces into your vegan bacon marinade and throw them in the air fryer, brushing on more marinade half way through. The flavor and texture of these will blow your mind!
7. Tofu Bacon
@letsgovegancoTofu Bacon Recipe from @vegan.roey #vegan #vegans #plantbased #veganrecipe #veganrecipes #govegan #veganbacon #tofu♬ original sound – Lets Go Vegan
There are endless ways to prepare tofu, but this tofu bacon recipe will be your new favorite. Prepare the vegan bacon marinade and generously coat some thin slices of tofu in it. Pop them in the air fryer and you’re done. It’s that easy!
8. Rice Paper Bacon
@getwasteedFollow @get.plant.ed for more recipes like this one! 📹 @herbifoods #plantbasedrecipe #veganbacon #ricepaper #plantbased♬ Butter – 방탄소년단 (BTS)
This rice paper to vegan bacon transformation aka “vacon” is unreal. Cut rice paper into strips, dip them into water and place on parchment paper. Brush the rice paper strips in the marinade, and bake!
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