An amazing treat, this Vegan Bacon is made with tofu and is perfectly chewy and savory.  A delicious plant-based protein, perfect for breakfast, BLTs, wraps, snacking, sandwiches, pasta, and healthy bowls. Video!

This smoky, crispy Vegan Bacon is made with tofu and is perfectly chewy and savory.  A delicious plant-based protein, perfect for breakfast, BLTs, wraps, sandwiches, pastas, and buddha bowls.

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This vegan Tofu Bacon adds so much beautiful texture and zesty flavor to just about any sandwich, salad, pasta dish, or wrap.  It is so good!  Complimenting so many dishes, you can slice the Tofu Bacon into thinner strips, chop it, crumble it or use it whole.  Feel free to get creative!

No need to spend time pressing out the moisture in the tofu or taking time to marinate.  We do it all in one go in the oven.  As the tofu bakes, it soaks up the flavor of the marinade and the excess moisture evaporates.

Frying the tofu just before serving brings out the spices and creates a succulent texture, crisp on the outside and tender in the center.

Vegan Bacon Recipe | 45-sec video

Ingredients in tofu bacon

What you’ll need for Vegan Bacon

How to make Tofu Bacon

Slicing tofu for tofu bacon

Step one

Preheat oven to 350F.

Drain and slice tofu 1/8″ thick.  Lay out on an oiled sheet pan.

marinade for tofu bacon

Step two

Mix the soy, smoked Shoyu, maple syrup, smoked paprika, coriander, black pepper and chipotle powder.  Spoon half of the mixture over tofu, spreading out to the edges with the back of the spoon. Bake 15 minutes.

Step three

Flip tofu over carefully with a metal spatula and baste with the remaining marinade.  Bake 15 minutes more.

tofu bacon baked on the pan

Step four

Let cool for 15 minutes (or refrigerate until ready to use).  Heat a skillet and fry the tofu in oil over medium heat until crisp 1-2 minutes per side.

This smoky, crispy Vegan Bacon is made with tofu and is perfectly chewy and savory.  A delicious plant-based protein, perfect for breakfast, BLTs, wraps, sandwiches, pastas, and buddha bowls.

 

What to Serve with Vegan Bacon Recipe

This smoky, crispy Vegan Bacon is made with tofu and is perfectly chewy and savory.  A delicious plant-based protein, perfect for breakfast, BLTs, wraps, sandwiches, pastas, and buddha bowls.

More tofu recipes you may enjoy

Enjoy it over Avocado Toast with or without an egg, and top it with microgreens, for a delicious healthy breakfast!

Hope you enjoy!

~Tonia

 

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This smoky, crispy Vegan Bacon is made with tofu and is perfectly chewy and savory.  A delicious plant-based protein, perfect for breakfast, BLTs, wraps, sandwiches, pastas, and buddha bowls.

Vegan Bacon

  • Author: Tonia | Feasting at Home
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: vegan, breakfast
  • Method: baked
  • Cuisine: american
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This smoky, crispy Vegan Bacon is made with tofu and is perfectly chewy and savory.  A delicious plant-based protein, perfect for breakfast, BLTs, wraps, sandwiches, pasta, and buddha bowls.


Ingredients

Scale

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Drain and slice tofu 1/8″ thick.  Lay out on an oiled sheet pan.
  3. Mix the soy, smoked Shoyu, maple syrup, smoked paprika, coriander, black pepper and chipotle powder.  Spoon half of the mixture over tofu, spreading out to the edges with the back of the spoon.  Bake 15 minutes.
  4. Remove tofu from oven and carefully with a metal spatula, flip tofu over and baste with the remaining marinade.  Bake 15 minutes more.
  5. Let cool for 15 minutes (or refrigerate until ready to use).
  6. Heat a skillet and fry tofu over medium heat until crisp 1-2 minutes per side.

Notes

The vegan bacon can be baked ahead and refrigerated for up to 5 days, reheated in the skillet as needed throughout the week.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 93
  • Sugar: 5.2 g
  • Sodium: 114.1 mg
  • Fat: 4.6 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 8.2 g
  • Fiber: 1.5 g
  • Protein: 5.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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  1. Delicious! I followed the recipe ingredients except substituted a bit less avo oil for the coconut oil and mixed it in with the marinade so I could air fry, instead of oven bake, the tofu. Wow! Crispy, chewy and smoky goodness. Thanks for this recipe!

      1. Hi Carole,
        Sorry for the delayed reply – I didn’t see your question until now. I set my air fryer at 400 and bake for 12 – 15 minutes depending on how crispy I want the pieces to be. Results from different fryers may vary. I’ve made this recipe a few times now and the results are so, so good! Enjoy! 😀

  2. Just an idea, since so many people have issues with soy based products I wonder if looking into chickpea flour tofu (referred to as “Burmese Tofu”) would be a good sub in your tofu recipes…