Vegan Bacon Bits (2 Oil-Free Options)

Yes, finally! Vegan and oil-free Bacon Bits! You have two plant-based options to choose from Coconut Bacon Flakes or TVP (Textured Vegetable Protein which is simply defatted soy flour). These plant-based bacon bits are crunchy and full of bacon flavor, with a touch of sweetness. They are the perfect addition to any soup, salad, potato, sandwich, or simply by the handful.

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Coconut Bacon Bits (Vegan and Oil-Free)

These vegan bacon bits will not disappoint. They are crispy, crunchy, with a touch of sweetness, and taste just like real bacon. Perfect for making a vegan BLT sandwich or the perfect addition to any soup, salad, or potato.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Marinade Time 30 mins
Course Condiment
Cuisine American
Servings 1 cup

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 275 °F
  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • Add all of the ingredients except for the coconut flakes to a medium size bowl. Whisk the marinade together well.
  • Add the coconut flakes to the marinade. Mix all contents together well. Set aside and allow the coconut flakes to marinate for 30 minutes.
  • Evenly spread the marinaded coconut onto the parchment-lined cookie sheet. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes. After 22 minutes of cooking, stir around the flakes and spread evenly. Continue to cook for an additional 3 minutes. NOTE: Be sure to keep an eye on the flakes during the last 3 minutes of cook time to ensure that they do not burn.
  • Remove the Coconut Bacon bites from the oven. Allow them to cool for at least 15 minutes to crisp up.
  • Serve as desired. Enjoy!
  • Store the leftover Coconut Bacon bits in a tightly sealed glass jar. They will keep in the fridge for several weeks.
  • Note: Check out the low-fat option using TVP below.

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Keyword Bacon, Coconut, Vegan
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TVP Bacon Bits (Vegan and Oil-Free)

TVP (Textured Vegetable Protein) is the perfect low-fat option and coconut-free option for vegan bacon bits. They are crispy, crunchy, with a touch of sweetness, and taste just like real bacon. The perfect condiment for any soup, salad, or potato.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Marinade Time 5 mins
Course Condiment
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 300 °F
  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • Add all of the ingredients except for the TVP to a medium size bowl. Whisk the marinade together well.
  • Add the TVP to the marinade. Mix all contents together well. Set aside and allow the coconut flakes to marinate for 5 minutes.
  • Evenly spread the marinaded TVP onto the parchment-lined cookie sheet. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. After 12 minutes of cooking, stir around the bits and spread evenly. Continue to cook for an additional 3 minutes. NOTE: Be sure to keep an eye on the flakes during the last 3 minutes of cook time to ensure that they do not burn.
  • Remove the TVP Bacon Bits from the oven. Allow them to cool for at least 15 minutes to crisp up.
  • Serve as desired. Enjoy!
  • Store the leftover TVP Bacon bits in a tightly sealed glass jar. They will keep in the fridge for several weeks.
Keyword Bacon, Textured Vegetable Protein, TVP, Vegan
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