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Vegan Bacon Bits

A simple way to make vegan bacon for toppings on potatoes, salads, anything you desire to put it on.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Gluten Free, Vegan
Calories 421 kcal


  • 2 Tbs Tamari sauce
  • 1 Tbs Maple Syrup
  • 1 Tbs Hot Sauce
  • 1/2 tsp Smoked paprika
  • Black Pepper
  • 1 pkg Super Firm Tofu Extra firm will work too, cook longer
  • 1 Tbs Garlic Infused Oil


  • Warm garlic oil in large pan.
  • Once pan is warm, crumble the entire package of tofu into tiny crumbles. The smaller you can get them, the quicker they will cook.
  • Add tamari, maple syrup, hot sauce, smoked paprika, and pepper.
  • Stir until all seasonings and sauces together and let the tofu cook the liquid out.
  • Stir frequently so it does not burn. When it reaches the desired crumbly and dried out texture, it is done.
  • Pour tofu bacon bits onto a paper towel to finish cooling. Once cooled they are ready to use as your "bacon" topping.


This recipe was inspired by Easy Cheesy Vegetarian. The original recipe can be found here
This is a low fodmap topping. It has not been approved by Monash University, so please make sure to follow what works best for you. 


Calories: 421kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 33gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 2607mgPotassium: 731mgFiber: 1gSugar: 17gVitamin A: 493IUVitamin C: 10mgCalcium: 145mgIron: 6mg
Keyword bacon, bacon bits, gluten free bacon, vegan bacon bits
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