Vegan Carrot Bacon

I love to make this Vegan Carrot Bacon and crumble it over my favorite soups. But I often find myself snacking on it while I work on the soup, and that’s why this is such a large recipe… because it’s irresistible!

You can have about 8-10 strips for just 171 calories, equal to 1 carrot! See what I mean, hard to resist!

Vegan Carrot Bacon

You can use any color of carrot you prefer, and I find it fun to work with white and purple carrots. But the orange will look closest to real bacon. So choose your favorite or stick with orange.

Vegan Carrot Bacon

Vegan Bacon Ingredients

You will need liquid smoke to make this recipe. And though you can find it in stores (usually where spices are sold) you can also find it easily online. I have supplied you with a link below just in case.

Vegan Carrot Bacon

Shopping List for Vegan Bacon:

  • 6 tablespoons reduced sodium soy sauce (or tamari)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • ½ tablespoon pepper
  • ½ tablespoon liquid smoke
  • 4 large carrots

How to Make Carrot Bacon

All you need to make this carrot bacon recipe is a vegetable peeler or mandolin, baking sheets, and parchment paper.

But if you don’t have parchment paper you can skip it, and just oil the baking sheets. This will change the nutrition slightly and create more clean up. So if you have parchment paper, I recommend using it.

Vegan Carrot Bacon

How to Make Vegan Bacon Recipes:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees, and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. To a medium bowl combine the soy sauce, olive oil, maple syrup, tahini, paprika, garlic powder, pepper and liquid smoke. Whisk well and set aside to marinate while you work on the carrots.
  3. Peel and discard the outside carrot peels, then use the vegetable peeler to peel the carrot from end to end, creating bacon-like strips.
  4. Add the carrot strips to the marinade, toss well to coat and allow to marinate for 15-30 mins.
  5. Lay the carrot strips out on the prepared baking sheet so they are not touching.
  6. Bake for 5 minutes, flip and bake an additional 5-10 minutes until crispy.
  7. Remove from the oven and serve hot, or crumble and serve over your favorite recipes.
  8. Air Fryer Directions: Preheat air fryer to 350 degrees and cook in batches for 10 mins.

Vegan Carrot Bacon Recipe

This vegan bacon recipe is great on soups, in wraps, and on vegan burgers. I have supplied you with a few yummy recipes to pair it with here.

Add the Vegan Bacon to These Recipes:

Vegan Carrot Bacon

Vegan Carrot Bacon Recipe

Audrey Johns
This vegan carrot bacon recipe is easy and delicious, and you can bake it or air fry it too!
I was able to cut some of the oil from the recipe, lowering the calories and fat. It also ensures that you get a crispy vegan bacon and not soggy and oily.
Special Tip: You can use any color carrot you prefer, though orange will best mimic the color of traditional bacon.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Breakfast, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 serving
Calories 171 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 6 tablespoons reduced sodium soy sauce or tamari
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • ½ tablespoon pepper
  • ½ tablespoon liquid smoke
  • 4 large carrots

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees, and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • To a medium bowl combine the soy sauce, olive oil, maple syrup, tahini, paprika, garlic powder, pepper and liquid smoke. Whisk well and set aside to marinate while you work on the carrots.
  • Peel and discard the outside carrot, then use the vegetable peeler to peel the carrot from end to end, creating bacon-like strips.
  • Add the carrot strips to the marinade, toss well to coat and allow to marinate for 15-30 mins.
  • Lay the carrot strips out on the prepared baking sheet so they are not touching.
  • Bake for 5 minutes, flip and bake an additional 5-10 minutes until crispy.
  • Remove from the oven and serve hot, or crumble and serve over your favorite recipes.
  • Air Fryer Directions: Preheat air fryer to 350 degrees and cook in batches for 10 mins.
Keyword carrot bacon, vegan

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