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Vegan Mushroom Bacon Recipe

Vegan Mushroom Bacon Recipe

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An irresistibly smoky, crispy mushroom bacon recipe using portobello mushrooms! How to make portobello bacon in the oven or on the stove.
Course Breakfast, Breakfast & Snack, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American, Chinese
Keyword how to make mushroom bacon, mushroom bacon, mushroom bacon recipe, portobello bacon, vegan bacon, vegan bacon recipe, vegan mushroom bacon
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Servings 2 servings
Calories 141


  • 2 medium portobello mushrooms stems removed
  • 3 Tbsp coconut aminos (or soy sauce or tamari)
  • 1 Tbsp avocado oil (+ additional for stovetop method)
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tsp liquid smoke
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp hot sauce (optional)


  • Slice the mushrooms into thin strips, about ~⅛-inch thick.
  • In a large, flat shallow dish, combine all sauces and seasonings.
  • Add mushroom strips to dish and flip to coat both sides. Marinate for 10-15 minutes.
  • To cook in the oven: Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place a wire baking rack on top. Add the mushroom strips in a single layer, leaving space between them. Bake 18-20 minutes, until dark brown, fragrant, and crispy. After 15 minutes, check regularly for doneness. (If you don’t have a wire baking rack, flip halfway.)
  • To cook on the stove: Heat oil in a pan (or on a griddle) over medium heat and add mushroom strips. Turn heat up to high and cook 4-7 minutes on each side, until browned and crisp. Transfer to a paper towel to cool.
  • Serve warm and enjoy with a tofu scramble, toast, or whatever you like!
  • Store in an airtight container in fridge for 5 days or freeze up to 2 months.
  • Yields 20-30 pieces of vegan bacon, depending on size of mushrooms.


Nutrition provided above for 10-15 pieces of mushroom bacon made with coconut aminos.
Nutrition for 10-15 pieces made with soy sauce:
126 calories | 7g fat | 12g carbs | 1g fiber | 9g sugars | 3.5g protein
940mg sodium


Serving: 1mushroom | Calories: 141kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Sodium: 505mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g