This easy vegan Almond Bacon is smoky with a touch of sweet. It adds a nice crunchy texture to any dish you use it in.
In the 17 years that I have been vegan I have never bought any bacon analogues. For those of you who are unfamiliar with what an analogue is, it is a substitute for the real thing. So why create a vegan Almond Bacon now? Being a blogger there are recipes I want to veganize that include bacon.
When I made my Tofu Ricotta, I gave a disclaimer not to expect it to taste like cheese. That is usually the case with vegan substitutes. I wouldn’t want them to taste like the original anyway. It is more about texture and being able to incorporate it into a dish that calls for meat or cheese. This Almond Bacon is good no matter what the title is, but I figured the name suited it because it is smoky with a touch of sweetness from maple syrup.
- 1 teaspoon liquid smoke
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon low sodium gluten free tamari
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil
- 1 1/2 cups slivered almonds
- Preheat oven to 325°.
- Mix all ingredients together except slivered almonds. Heat on stove or in microwave for 20-30 seconds if coconut oil is solid.
- Add slivered almonds and mix thoroughly.
- Bake at 325°, stirring every 5 minutes. Total baking time will take around 15 minutes.