Tofu Bacon: tofu marinated in a sweet, salty, smoky, tangy sauce and baked to crispy chewy perfection! Easy, Crazy good, protein rich and gluten free.
Wait until you guys try my bacon recipe made with tofu!! Yup vegan tofu bacon! It really tastes a lot like real bacon! Not kidding! You're gonna love it, it’s simple, delicious and it’s ready in no time! And makes the perfect Vegan BLT Sandwich you’ve been missing!
Or enjoy along side your tofu scramble , vegan waffles, pancakes and breakfast fries in the morning or on avocado toast, mmm. Super tasty in a wrap too with grilled or fresh veggies. Yum! Lots of ways to enjoy this meatless bacon!
So there are quite a few vegan bacon recipe options out there, rice paper, tempeh, seitan and even coconut or mushroom bacon! Tofu is the easiest to make and my favourite! The flavour is top notch! and the chew is bang on! Don’t even bother with store bought!!
And I always have tofu on hand in my fridge and I mean always!! It’s my main source of protein I love it!
What’s the best tofu for tofu bacon?
I mostly use super firm (pre pressed) tofu for this recipe but if you have smoked tofu it is also a delicious choice!! I have used extra firm tofu but it can be more finicky to cut thin and can fall apart in the marinade if you’re not careful. Having said that try it if you like just press it first!
Ok guys this recipe is so easy!! You marinate the tofu and either bake it or fry it! Thats it!! Oh and try not to eat half of it right away when it’s done!! Uh yah that’s the hard part haha
So here’s My Vegan Canadian Bacon Recipe EH!🇨🇦 Lol!
How do you make tofu bacon?
Slice the tofu into ⅛ inch slices and add to a large ziplock bag or shallow dish like a pie plate. (the thinner you cut the tofu the faster it cooks ⅛ of an inch is perfect or slightly larger but no thinner than ⅛ of an inch)
Whisk all the marinade ingredients together in a small bowl. Heat in the microwave or small pot until just simmering, you want it really hot. Pour the marinade over the tofu, making sure it’s evenly distributed. Let cool then remove the air from bag and seal. Marinade tofu for 30 minutes to 1 hour or overnight if you wish, turning the bag a few times. (I also have quick marinade option)
Preheat oven to 400° Spray a large non stick baking sheet with cooking spray (no parchment paper)
Place the tofu one by one on the baking sheet. Baste each one with a little more marinade. Spray the tops with cooking spray. Bake for 10 minutes.( For pan fried method see Notes*)
Remove from the oven, flip the tofu pieces over using a fork. Baste with more marinade and spray with more cooking oil. Cook for another 5 to 10 minutes or longer. Watch carefully so they don’t burn. I usually remove mine after 15-16 minutes total cooking time. (Depends on how thick you sliced the tofu).They will firm up as they cool.
Enjoy! Try not to eat them all straight from the pan!! 😊 For full ingredients and instructions see recipe card below.
OK GUYS LETS MAKE SOME TOFU BACON, IT'S
the perfect addition to so many dishes
full of protein
Enjoy guys! Happy day to you! feel free to leave a comment and a rating below. I would love to hear from you.
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