Smoky Vegan Bacon

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 5 min./batch


12 servings

Updated: Sep. 27, 2023
This vegan bacon recipe is a must for any meatless eater! You won't believe how similar it is to the real thing. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Smoky Vegan Bacon Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 large carrot
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon liquid smoke
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  1. With a mandoline or vegetable peeler, cut carrot into long, thin strips. In a shallow bowl, whisk maple syrup, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and liquid smoke. Dip carrot slices into syrup mixture, allowing excess to drip off.
  2. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Cook carrot slices in batches until browned, 4-6 minutes, turning once.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 32 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 29mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.