Bacon bits recipe

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Bacon Bits and other similar brands at the grocery store are usually accidentally vegan. However, they often have corn syrup, hydrogenated oils, food colorings, and weird preservatives that aren’t so healthy. Here is a quick and easy recipe to make them at home. Sprinkle over salads, Baked Shells and Cheese, or with Herbed Home Fries.

  • Yield: 1 cup


  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1½ tsp liquid smoke
  • 2 tsp pure maple syrup
  • ¼ tsp granulated garlic powder
  • 1⁄8 tsp paprika
  • ½ cup TVP or TSP
  • salt, as needed
How to Make It
  1. Combine soy sauce, liquid smoke, 1 tbsp of water, maple syrup, garlic powder, and paprika in a small saucepan and bring to a boil.
  2. Once it’s boiling, immediately turn off the heat and stir in TVP or TSP.
  3. Continue to stir until all the liquid has been absorbed.
  4. Add salt as needed.
  5. Next you’ll need to crisp up and dehydrate the bits. You can either set your toaster oven to 200°F and toast the crumbs, shaking the tray every 2 minutes to prevent burning and repeating until crisp, or fry in a nonstick pan until crispy, stirring often.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1
Nutritional Value Per Serving
27 kcal
Calories from Fat:
0 kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
0.0 g
Trans Fat
0.0 g
3.3 g
Dietary Fiber
1.1 g
1.8 g
3.3 g
* Above mentioned %DVs (Percent Daily Values) are based on 2,000 calorie food intake.

DVs (Daily values) may be vary depending upon individuals daily calorie needs. Above nutritional values are estimates and should only be used as a guide for approximation. They are not recommendations. Calculations are based on average weight of 194 lbs. and ages of 19 to 50 years.

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