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The Best Vegan Mushroom Bacon

Best Vegan Mushroom Bacon | These Vegan bacon made with portobello mushrooms are sweet, salt and smoky. It is crispy on the outside, meaty on the inside. Just magical. Plant based vegan bacon can taste as good as the real bacon? Yes you better believe it. |#veganrecipe #veganbacon #veganbreakfast #mushroom #smokybacon

The best vegan mushroom bacon recipe that is so easy to make. These “facons” are crispy, sweet, smoky and so flavorful. It is also gluten free and paleo friendly.

 

We’ve been getting a cool air front lately because of the storms. I am totally getting ahead of myself, but fall must be approaching right?

Bacon seems more fitting for this weather because of the hearty and smoky smell.

Anyway, besides the fact that I have been cooking a lot with bacon,

(check out my favorite bacon flavored goodies:

Maple Bacon Donuts

Crispy Bacon Brussels Sprouts)

What’s new?

 

Well.

I finally decided to recreate this mushroom bacon I have been obsessed with from my favorite vegan restaurant in Charlotte, Living Kitchen.

They make all kinds of delicious vegan meat substitute! The mushroom bacon is my favorite. So I must give it a try myself.

Making these vegan mushroom bacon is actually way easier than I thought. And it came out taste almost like the real thing! It is crispy on the outside, meaty on the inside. Sweet, salty and smoky. Just magical.

 

Why is Bacon So good?

 

Best Vegan Mushroom Bacon | These Vegan bacon made with portobello mushrooms are sweet, salt and smoky. It is crispy on the outside, meaty on the inside. Just magical. Plant based vegan bacon can taste as good as the real bacon? Yes you better believe it. |#veganrecipe #veganbacon #veganbreakfast #mushroom #smokybacon

 

There is a reason that bacon is almost like the national breakfast food of America. Paired with scrambled eggs and crispy potatoes, this combination is definitely my weekend brunch indulgent.

But why is bacon so addictive?

Not just because it’s greasy and make the best hangover food. But yes, that’s part of it. It is the cured, sweet and smoky flavor combination. Moreover, the crispy and chewy bacon strips.  

 

Is Vegan Bacon healthy?

 

Best Vegan Mushroom Bacon | These Vegan bacon made with portobello mushrooms are sweet, salt and smoky. It is crispy on the outside, meaty on the inside. Just magical. Plant based vegan bacon can taste as good as the real bacon? Yes you better believe it. |#veganrecipe #veganbacon #veganbreakfast #mushroom #smokybacon

 

It depends. Real bacon is actually not unhealthy as long as you choose the right brand. You can now find many healthy bacon options that are Whole 30, Paleo, Sugar free.

On the other hand, store bought vegan or vegetarian bacon may be lower in fat content compared to regular bacon, but it could also be filled with preservative, additives and flavoring to make it taste like real bacon.

However, this homemade recipe though, actually quite healthy for you. Just with a few simple ingredients, it is free of soy, gluten, or any additives. Even better? It is so easy to make!

 

What is Vegan Bacon Made of

 

Best Vegan Mushroom Bacon | These Vegan bacon made with portobello mushrooms are sweet, salt and smoky. It is crispy on the outside, meaty on the inside. Just magical. Plant based vegan bacon can taste as good as the real bacon? Yes you better believe it. |#veganrecipe #veganbacon #veganbreakfast #mushroom #smokybacon

Vegan bacon can be made of many plant based ingredients that have a “meaty” texture and are able to hold their forms fairly well when baking in high heat.

For example, a few popular “Facon” ingredients are:

  • Mushroom
  • Eggplant
  • Tempeh
  • Carrots

 

Out of all the ones I have tried, my favorite is mushroom bacon. Because of its meaty texture. Additionally, mushrooms absorb oil well which enable it to have that “greasy” taste like real bacon.

 

To add Bacon’s Smoky flavor to Mushrooms

 

Best Vegan Mushroom Bacon | These Vegan bacon made with portobello mushrooms are sweet, salt and smoky. It is crispy on the outside, meaty on the inside. Just magical. Plant based vegan bacon can taste as good as the real bacon? Yes you better believe it. |#veganrecipe #veganbacon #veganbreakfast #mushroom #smokybacon

 

In order to recreate the smoky bacon flavor, I used smoked paprika and a dash of liquid smoke.

Where can I find liquid smoke?

It is actually very easy to find and really cheap in grocery stores. A little goes a long well. You will only need a little bit to elevate that smoky flavor.

 

Vegan Mushroom Bacon Ingredients

 

You will need a few ingredients that are fairly easy to find:

1. Mushrooms

For this recipe, I used portobello mushroom which has a more meaty texture.

If you prefer more crispy “facon”,  you can use shitake mushrooms or oyster mushrooms that’s sliced very thin.

2. Seasoning:

  • Smoked paprika
  • Liquid smoke
  • Maple syrup
  • Apple vinegar
  • Salt and pepper

 

How to make Portobello Mushroom Bacon

 

Best Vegan Mushroom Bacon | These Vegan bacon made with portobello mushrooms are sweet, salt and smoky. It is crispy on the outside, meaty on the inside. Just magical. Plant based vegan bacon can taste as good as the real bacon? Yes you better believe it. |#veganrecipe #veganbacon #veganbreakfast #mushroom #smokybacon

First, slice 2 medium portobello mushrooms and set aside.

Second, in a mixing bowl, whisk together all the seasoning to prepare the marinade.

Third, gently toss mushroom in the bowl until they are coated with marinade thoroughly.

Then, lay the mushroom on an oven safe baking rack over a baking pan. Make sure you leave some space in between the mushrooms.

Bake 20 – 25  minutes depending on how crispy you want your mushroom bacon to be.

Remove from oven, and enjoy!

 

How to Serve vegan Mushroom

 

living kitchen salad bowl with mushroom bacon

There are really so many ways you can enjoy these sweet and smoky mushroom bacon.

1. Bacon Avocado Chopped Salad

2. P(ortebella). L(ettuce). T(omato)

3. Serve with breakfast scrambles

4. Add a smoky side to your sweet pancakes

 

Finally, time fo you to get the best vegan mushroom bacon recipe. Unlike the store bought “healthy” kind, these are free of gluten, refined sugar or any preservative. Even better? They are so easy to make. Plant based vegan bacon can taste as good as the real bacon? Yes you better believe it.

 

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Best Vegan Mushroom Bacon | These Vegan bacon made with portobello mushrooms are sweet, salt and smoky. It is crispy on the outside, meaty on the inside. Just magical. Plant based vegan bacon can taste as good as the real bacon? Yes you better believe it. |#veganrecipe #veganbacon #veganbreakfast #mushroom #smokybacon

 

Yield: 4

The Best Vegan Mushroom Bacon

The Best Vegan Mushroom Bacon

The best vegan mushroom bacon recipe that is crispy, sweet
and smoky, yet so easy to make.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 oz portobello mushroom (2 sliced)
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp liquid smoke
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt (to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F
  2. Slice 2 medium portobello mushroom and set aside.
  3. In a mixing bowl, prepare the marinade: Whisk together
    all the seasoning - avocado oil, apple cider vinegar, maple syrup, smoked paprika, salt pepper and liquid smoke.
  4. Gently toss mushroom in the bowl until they are
    coated with marinade thoroughly.
  5. Then, lay the mushroom on a oven safe baking rack over a baking pan. Make sure you leave some space in between the mushrooms
  6. Bake 20 - 25 minutes depending on how crispy you want the mushroom bacon to be.
  7. Remove from oven. Serve with your favorite sides. Enjoy!


Notes

1. Portobello mushroom can break fairly easily. So use your hands or just lightly toss it to get the marinate coated thoroughly.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 86 Total Fat: 7g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 6g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 296mg Carbohydrates: 5g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 4g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 1g
The Nutrition Fact Below is specific to the ingredient I choose to use for this recipe, which may vary.

 

 

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