Vegan Bacon

Meaty shiitake mushrooms and smoked paprika give this vegan bacon its signature taste that's sure to please any bacon lover.

Vegan Bacon
Photo: Greg DuPree
Active Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
50 mins


  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium tamari or soy sauce (see Tip)

  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ½ teaspoon onion powder

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin

  • ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika

  • 8 ounces sliced shiitake mushrooms


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with foil and place in the oven while preheating. Whisk tamari (or soy sauce), vinegar, maple syrup, oil, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin and paprika together in a small baking dish. Add mushrooms and toss to coat. Set aside to marinate for 10 minutes, flipping the mushroom slices once halfway through.

  2. Carefully place the mushroom slices on the preheated baking sheet and return to the oven. Bake until browned and starting to crisp, about 20 to 25 minutes, stirring and flipping once halfway through to ensure even browning.


People with celiac disease or gluten-sensitivity should use soy sauces that are labeled "gluten-free," as soy sauce may contain wheat or other gluten-containing sweeteners and flavors.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

89 Calories
4g Fat
12g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 1/3 cup
Calories 89
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 2g 4%
Total Fat 4g 5%
Vitamin A 50IU 1%
Sodium 358mg 16%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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