2Carrots, medium(You can try yellow zucchini as a substitute)
¼tspBlack strap molasses
1tspLiquid smoke(mesquite or applewod preferred)
2tspBragg's liquid aminos
Black pepper to taste
Peel and cut the top & tails off the carrots (or yellow zucchini) then slice very thinly. I prefer using a mandolin, but a good peeler could work.
Blitz the rest of the ingredients together in a food processor or blender for 20 seconds or until you have a nice thick marinade.
Place the carrot (or yellow zucchini) and marinade into a plastic Ziploc bag, mix together so that your vegan bacon slices are coated. Place in a bowl in your fridge for 3 hours or overnight.
Heat your oven to 200°C/400°F.
Place the bacon strips side-by-side on a sheet pan (lined with a silicone baking mat or unbleached parchment paper if it’s not non-stick), spread a little of the remaining marinade evenly over the strips, and then bake for 15-20 minutes, depending on how crispy you want your ‘bacon’ to be (see note). Remove from the oven, and enjoy your delicious plant-based bacony treat!
Alternate cooking method: 380°air fry 2-3 minutes
Not all ovens are created equal, so if you know that your oven runs hot or cool, do adjust the temperature and/or cooking time accordingly. Similarly, if you use a fan oven, it will need to be a few degrees cooler than the recipe states.
Plant-Based Bacon From Carrots (or Zucchini!)
Amount Per Serving (0.25 carrots)
Calories 70Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Vitamin A 5221IU104%
Vitamin B1 1mg67%
Vitamin B2 1mg59%
Vitamin B3 1mg5%
Vitamin B5 1mg10%
Vitamin B6 1mg50%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Vitamin E 1mg7%
Vitamin K 4µg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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