This delicious Carrot Bacon Recipe is the perfect vegan bacon alternative. Thinly sliced strips of carrot, marinated in soy sauce, maple syrup, liquid smoke, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, cumin and cloves. I know that vegan carrot bacon might sound crazy, but just trust me on this one.
Let's Make the Viral TikTok Carrot Bacon (Vegan Bacon)
If you have spent any time online in the last couple of years, then you no doubt have seen the viral carrot bacon recipe made popular by Tabitha Brown. When I first saw it, I thought there was no way that vegetables could ever taste like bacon, but I am happy to say that I was wrong. I knew I had to put my own spin on this vegetarian, and gluten-free bacon recipe.
Ingredients in Carrot Bacon
How to make Vegan Bacon with Carrots
Step By Step Instructions
STEP 1: Trim the ends off the carrots and peel them. Use a mandolin or vegetable peeler to slice the carrots lengthwise (end to end) into long strips. Add the soy sauce, maple syrup, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, liquid smoke, cumin, and cloves into a small bowl and mix to combine.
STEP 2: Line the carrots slices in a large square shallow container and pour the marinade over top. Make sure that the marinade is equally saturating all of the carrot slices. Let marinade for 15 minutes, up to an hour.
STEP 3: Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium to medium-high heat. Cook the carrots for 3 minutes on each side, or until they start to turn golden brown and get crispy. Depending on the size pan you are using, you may need to cook the carrots in batches.
STEP 4: Place a cooking rack on top of a baking sheet and line the cooked carrots in a single layer across the cooling rack. Leave the carrots on the cooling rack until they have dried and crisped up.
Recipe Tips and Variations
Frequently Asked Questions
To make carrot bacon in an air fryer, layer the marinated carrot strips in a single layer in the air fryer tray or basket and cook for 10 minutes at 350°F.
Preheat oven to 400°F. Line the marinated carrots in a single layer across a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Cook for 10 to 15 minutes, flipping halfway through.
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