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Easy Vegan Bacon Bits

Easy Vegan Bacon Bits

  • Author: Shane Martin
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 12 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cup 1x
  • Category: Toppings
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Vegan
  • Diet: Vegan


Savory, smoky, crispy and delicious bacon bits made from TVP. These are the perfect topping for salads, baked potatoes with my Cashew Sour Cream, or simply eat by the handful.


  • 1/2 cup TVP
  • 2 tbsp. low sodium tamari sauce (or soy sauce)
  • 1 tbsp. water
  • 1 tbsp. maple syrup
  • 2 tsp. liquid smoke
  • 1/2 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • Salt to taste (but it’s not really necessary)


  1. Place all ingredients, EXCEPT FOR TVP, in a small sauce pan and bring to a boil.
  2. Once the mixture starts to boil, remove from heat and add TVP. Stir until all the liquid has been absorbed.
  3. Pre-heat oven to 225 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Spread bacon bits out evenly on baking sheet and place in oven. Cook for just a couple minutes then shake so the bacon bits will cook evenly. Repeat until the bacon bits are crispy, but be careful not to burn.


*Baking is not necessary, it just depends on how crunchy you want them.


  • Serving Size: 2 Tbsp
  • Calories: 30
  • Sugar: 2.3 g
  • Sodium: 128.7 mg
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 3.8 g
  • Fiber: 1.1 g
  • Protein: 3.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: bacon bits, vegan bacon bits, vegan salad toppings