One of the most common concerns from those consuming meat and that seems to be a kind of “sacred cow” for the omnivore is bacon.
Luckily, you don’t need to give up the mouth-watering pallet pleasing taste of bacon or its satisfying crispiness. Our Big Crunchy Bacony Bits taste just like the real thing, but without the cholesterol and saturated fat. You can sprinkle our vegan bacon bits on your pizza, in popcorn, in your wraps, or into your scrambled eggs or pancakes onto burgers.
Your family & friends won’t believe it’s not real bacon when you incorporate it into these easy, delicious vegan bacon recipes.
Loaded Baked Potatoes
You can load a baked potato with just about anything you want, but for this recipe, we’ve got our take on the classic cheesy, bacony version. You can make these potatoes to serve as a side dish, but they are filling enough to be a meal independently.
We are using white russet potatoes for this recipe, but you can also substitute sweet potatoes if you’d prefer. There is also the option to add a dollop of vegan sour cream (either store-bought or use this recipe to make your own).
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Serving size: 2
- 2 medium-sized potatoes (russet or sweet)
- ½ cup of canned chickpeas (drained and rinsed)
- ½ cup of All Yall’s Bacony Bits
- 1 cup of steamed broccoli
- Vegan cheese sauce (see below)
- Vegan sour cream (optional)
For the cheese sauce:
- ¾ can of coconut milk
- 2 tbsp of tapioca or arrowroot flour
- 3 tbsp of nutritional yeast
- ½ tsp of salt
- ½ tsp of onion powder
- ¼ tsp of garlic powder
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Clean your potatoes and poke holes in them with a fork to allow the air to release.
- If you have a wire oven rack, you can put the potatoes directly onto the racks. If you don’t have an oven rack, then place them onto a foil or parchment-lined sheet. Bake for 25 minutes, flip, and then bake another 20 minutes.
- In the meantime, steam your broccoli and add in the chickpeas to heat them.
- Make your vegan cheese sauce by combining all the above ingredients in a saucepan while slowly upping the heat and whisking continuously until you reach the desired consistency.
- Remove the potatoes from the oven, slice them lengthwise, load on the broccoli chickpea mixture, the cheese sauce, sprinkle with the All Yall’s Bacony Bits, and then serve.
Creamy Vegan Bacon Carbonara
For a hearty, filling, and easy dinner, you can’t beat a creamy bacon carbonara. It’s a crowd-pleaser (especially when served with garlic bread), so it’s a great option to serve when you’re entertaining guests. Our recipe is quick to make and has all the bacony goodness of the traditional recipe.
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Serving size: 4
- 300g of spaghetti
- 1/3 cup of All Ya’lls Bacony Bits
- Vegan parmesan (optional)
For the sauce:
- ½ cup of pasta water (use the water from boiling the pasta)
- 1 tbsp oil of choice (we prefer olive)
- 1 tbsp of soy sauce
- 3 cloves of minced garlic
- ¼ tsp of black pepper
- 4 tbsp of nutritional yeast
- 1 tbsp of lemon juice
- 300g of silken tofu (blended)
- Boil the pasta in salted water for approximately 10 minutes, or until the spaghetti is al dente. Keep the water to use for the sauce.
- Heat your oil in a large pan and add in the minced garlic and soy sauce. Once softened, stir in the blended silken tofu.
- Add pepper, lemon juice, and nutritional yeast and stir to combine. Then add in the pasta water.
- Once the sauce emulsifies, add the cooked spaghetti and All Ya’lls Bacony Bits and stir until everything is thoroughly coated.
Mmmmm, there’s nothing like the smell of sweet bacon pancakes first thing in the morning! This recipe ensures your pancakes come out perfect every time. Plus, the combo of maple syrup and our Big Crunchy Bacony Bits is out of this world. Serve these up for a weekend brunch or freeze and reheat them if you need a quick breakfast before work.
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Serving size: 4 pancakes (double up the recipe as many times as you’d like to increase the serving size)
- 1 cup of flour of choice (all-purpose works the best, but you can also substitute in a gluten-free flour)
- ¼ cup of All Ya’lls Bacony Bits
- 2 tbsp of oats
- 1/5 tsp of baking powder
- 2 tbsp of coconut oil
- 1 cup of non-dairy milk
- 1 flax egg (1 tbsp of ground flax with 2 tbsp of water)
- Maple syrup (to serve)
- Make your flax egg by combining ground flax with water and letting it sit for 5 minutes.
- In a bowl, combine flour, baking powder, oats, and Bacony Bits.
- Add in coconut oil, flax egg, non-dairy milk, and 1 tbsp of maple syrup and stir together until thoroughly combined.
- Heat a little coconut oil in your pan to medium heat. Pour in ¼ of the mixture and sprinkle some additional Bacony Bits on top.
- Cook the pancake until the bottom is solid enough to flip (approx. 2 minutes), then flip and cook on the other size for up to 2 minutes.
- Repeat and serve!
Vegan bacon recipes
Try adding our vegan bacon into your other favorite recipes, such as vegan chili, vegan caesar salad, or into any casseroles. And be sure to try out these recipes and let us know what you think!