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Eggplant Bacon Recipe

This vegan Eggplant Bacon recipe takes all the flavor and crispiness of bacon and packs it into thinly sliced eggplant!
Course Breakfasts, Side Dishes
Keyword eggplant bacon, vegan bacon, vegetarian bacon
Diet Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Vegan, Vegetarian
Time 30 minutes or less, 45 minutes or less
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 99kcal
Author Sarah Bond

Ingredients

  • 1 medium eggplant
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce 30 mL, or tamari for GF option
  • 1 Tbsp toasted sesame oil 15 mL
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil 15 mL
  • 1 tsp maple syrup 5 mL
  • 1 tsp lemon juice 5 mL
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp each salt, black pepper, and cumin
  • 1/4 tsp vegan Worcestershire sauce

Instructions

  • Prep: Preheat air fryer or oven to 300 degrees F (150 C). Cut eggplant into quarters lengthwise, then thinly slice into long strips resembling bacon (about 1/8 inch thick, a mandolin slicer makes this easier).
  • Flavor: In a small bowl, stir to combine all remaining ingredients. Liberally brush onto both sides of eggplant slices.
  • Cook: If air frying, place bacon in a single layer in your air frying pan and cook for 10 to 15 minutes, until dry and browned. If baking, place on a parchment-lined baking sheet in a single layer and bake for 30 to 40 minutes, until dry and browned.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 99kcal | Carbohydrates: 8.9g | Protein: 1.7g | Fat: 7.2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 748mg | Potassium: 297mg | Fiber: 4.3g | Sugar: 4.7g | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.5mg