Vegan Bacon Bits

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If you have been missing the flavour of bacon, then I have good news! You can easily make your own bacon bits that are healthier and more affordable with just a handful of ingredients. Best of all is that you cannot differentiate between real bacon and our vegan bacon. It makes it perfect to add to salads or pasta or even to eat them out of the jar.

This recipe is easy to make! Just mix all of your spices and liquids in a bowl, add the TVP, and stir to combine. Then spread the bacon bits on a lined tray, pop them in the oven on 300°F (150°C) for about 10 minutes, Let cool and enjoy!

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How do I store the bacon bits?

Store your bacon bits in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 4 weeks. The bacon bits must be completely cooled down before storing to avoid condensation on the inside of the container.

Vegan Bacon Bits

Vegan Bacon Bits

These Vegan Bacon Bits are crispy, crunchy and full of incredible bacon flavour! Made with TVP)and a handful of basic ingredients.
prep time
3 min
cooking time
10 min
total time
20 min


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Preheat the oven to 300°F or 150°C.
Mix all of the ingredients EXCEPT the TVP in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Whisk until smooth and fully combined.
Add the TVP and mix until the liquid is coating all of the TVP.
Spread the bacon bits mixture onto a lined baking sheet.
Place in the oven and bake for about 10 minutes. Keep a close eye so that the bacon bits don't burn.
Remove the tray from the oven and let the bacon bits cool for another 5 to 7 minutes. This will help them to dry out more and get crunchy.
Store in an airtight container at room temperature.


For lower sodium, substitute tamari plus 1 tablespoon water for the soy sauce. If you don't have date syrup, substitute with molasses or use 1 tablespoon maple syrup (and omit the additional ½ teaspoon maple syrup).

Nutrition Serving: 2 tablespoon | Calories: 41kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 259mg | Potassium: 28mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 123IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1mg