Some fake bacons are hit-and-miss, but because bacon is the one thing most people miss when switching to a vegetarian or vegan way of life, it's expected a fitting alternative is created. This recipe not only offers a completely meat-free bacon, but one that is low in fat and calories. To mimic the intoxicating aroma that we have come to love in the real thing, we used a combination of liquid smoke and paprika to achieve similar results cleverly using rice paper.

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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

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  • Whisk sesame oil, soy sauce, maple syrup, miso, liquid smoke, paprika, and black pepper together in a shallow bowl.

  • Stack 2 pieces of rice paper and soak them in a bowl of cold water until slightly soft and pliable, about 30 seconds. Cut the hydrated rice paper into strips using a pizza cutter. Dip each strip in the soy mixture and place on a sheet of parchment paper. Carefully lay the parchment paper directly on the oven rack.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until strips are dry, 6 to 8 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

16.3 calories; 0.2 g protein; 1 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 57.8 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (5)

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Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2019
My first time making this and I’ll make it again. I used a mesquite flavour, I’ll use a hickory flavour next time, not a fan of the mesquite flavour. Plus I added a little salt to the mixture. Changes I made to the procedure... 1. Coat the cutting board with the seasoning/mixture. 2. Soak the paper. 3. Lay the paper on the coated cutting board. 4. Put a coating of seasoning mixture on the paper. 5. Cut the paper in 1 1/2 inch strips. 6. Lay on parchment covered cookie sheet. 7. Crinkle the strip before baking to get a more authentic looking “bacon”. 8. Bake at 400 for about 6-7 minutes. Keep checking after 6 minutes. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
06/29/2020
i made this recipe just the way it says to. i think it has great flavor. i think you can cook it too long. reduce it a little bit. the original crunch is great but you can't allow this to sit for any amount of time or it gets chewy. Read More
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  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2019
My first time making this and I’ll make it again. I used a mesquite flavour, I’ll use a hickory flavour next time, not a fan of the mesquite flavour. Plus I added a little salt to the mixture. Changes I made to the procedure... 1. Coat the cutting board with the seasoning/mixture. 2. Soak the paper. 3. Lay the paper on the coated cutting board. 4. Put a coating of seasoning mixture on the paper. 5. Cut the paper in 1 1/2 inch strips. 6. Lay on parchment covered cookie sheet. 7. Crinkle the strip before baking to get a more authentic looking “bacon”. 8. Bake at 400 for about 6-7 minutes. Keep checking after 6 minutes. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/05/2018
So curiosity got the best of me. We have been looking for alternatives as we cross into pescatarian. This is one I will have to play with to get the seasoning just right. My husband enjoyed it while I think the spices aren't just right. The one thing I will note is I baked it at 400 for 6 mins and it came out burnt. So I lowered the temp to 350 and baked for 10 mins and it came out perfectly baked. All ovens are different, just keep that in mind. Overall this is one I will play with and perfect to my taste. Thanks for sharing!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/20/2018
I was skeptical about how it would taste but was very pleasantly surprised, it is crispy and even smells like bacon.I used won ton wraps Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
06/29/2020
i made this recipe just the way it says to. i think it has great flavor. i think you can cook it too long. reduce it a little bit. the original crunch is great but you can't allow this to sit for any amount of time or it gets chewy. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2019
Great taste and crunchy. Read More