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 vegan 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.
This vegan almond bacon recipe will last several weeks in an airtight container in the pantry at room temperature or fridge.
- Avocado toast
- Vegan mac and cheese
- Trail mix
- Any place you would want a substitute for bacon bits or want to add a savory, smoky taste.
Other Vegan Bacon Recipes
These flavored almonds can be used any place where a recipe calls for bacon bits.
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You May Need
- 1 teaspoon liquid smoke
- ½ 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 ½ cups sliced almonds
- Preheat oven to 325°.
- Mix all ingredients together except sliced almonds. Heat on stove or in microwave for 20-30 seconds if coconut oil is solid.
- Add sliced almonds and mix thoroughly. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet.
- Bake at 325°, stirring every 5 minutes. Total baking time will take around 15 minutes.
*Note: Nutrition information should be considered an estimate only. Different nutrition calculators give you different results.
Since going vegan many years ago, I’ve cried at the loss of only one thing.... bacon. Well, thanks to you Willow, I cry no more. Finally, a substitute that has both the taste and the texture of my beloved junk food nemesis. You are my hero.
Willow Moon says
Thanks Amy! I'm so glad that you like it!
Just found this recipe through pinterest! Sounds awesome and I can't wait to try it out! How long would you say these last? And would you store them in the fridge? Thanks! …*off to the store to pick up liquid smoke* 🙂
Willow Moon says
I don't store them in the fridge, but you could so that they last longer. Mine last up to a month before I eat them up.