How to Make Delicious Vegan Mushroom Bacon

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In the world of plant-based cuisine, the quest for delicious and satisfying alternatives to classic dishes is always ongoing. One such creation that has gained popularity in recent years is Vegan Mushroom Bacon.

In this article, we’ll guide you through the art of crafting this delectable treat. So, if you’re ready to embark on a culinary adventure, let’s dive in. If you’re interested in more plant-based air-fryer recipes, feel free to explore my complete Vegan Air Fryer Recipes Collection here.

What is Vegan Mushroom Bacon?

Vegan Mushroom Bacon is a savory and smoky alternative to traditional bacon. It’s a crispy, flavorful snack or topping that’s perfect for vegans and those looking to reduce their meat consumption. This delightful treat is made from earthy portobello mushrooms, and it’s infused with a blend of seasonings that will make your taste buds sing.

Vegan Mushroom Bacon in hand

Ingredients & Substitutions

To make Vegan Mushroom Bacon, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • Portobello mushrooms, cut into ⅛-inch strips
  • Low-sodium soy sauce or tamari
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Pure maple syrup
  • Liquid smoke
  • Smoked paprika
  • White miso paste

Substitutions:

  • Use gluten-free tamari for a gluten-free option.
  • For a sweeter note, substitute maple syrup with agave nectar.

Helpful Tools

For the best results, you’ll need the following tools:

  • Air Fryer
  • Shallow bowl or baking dish
  • Wire rack

How To Make Vegan Mushroom Bacon

In a shallow bowl or baking dish, whisk together soy sauce, liquid smoke, olive oil, maple syrup, paprika, and miso paste.

portobello mushrooms with red cutting board

Add the sliced mushrooms into the marinade and gently toss to cover each piece fully.

plant based vegan mushrooms in marinade

Place directly on the wire rack, and into the air fryer at 390°F for up to 10 mins, flipping halfway. (Every air fryer is different, so keep an eye on the mushrooms to see if they need more or less time.)

vegan mushroom bacon in air fryer before cooking

If you have leftover marinade, brush it on top of the mushrooms, then serve right away. These make a great topping on sandwiches, bagels, in wraps, tacos, or on top of stuffed potatoes. Enjoy!

vegan mushroom bacon in air fryer after cooking

Tips & Tricks for the Perfect Vegan Mushroom Bacon

  • Slice the mushrooms uniformly for even cooking.
  • Experiment with marinade times for a stronger or milder flavor.
  • Keep an eye on your air fryer; cooking times may vary.

FAQs About Vegan Mushroom Bacon

Is Vegan Mushroom Bacon healthy?

Vegan Mushroom Bacon is a healthier alternative to traditional bacon. It’s lower in saturated fat and calories.

Can I store leftovers?

Yes, you can store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Can I make it in the oven instead of an air fryer?

Yes, you can bake it at 375°F for about 20-25 minutes. Use an oven safe wire rack for the crispiest texutre.

Can I use other mushroom varieties?

While portobello mushrooms work best, you can experiment with other types for a different flavor.

Is it suitable for a gluten-free diet?

Yes, use gluten-free tamari instead of soy sauce for a gluten-free version.

Vegan Mushroom Bacon in hand

Air Fryer Vegan Mushroom Bacon

Crispy and smoky Vegan Mushroom Bacon – a perfect plant-based snack or topping, ready in minutes.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Topping, Vegan Basics
Cuisine American, Vegan
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 4 portobello mushrooms, cut into ⅛ in strips
  • ¼ cup cup low sodium soy sauce or tamari
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 ½ liquid smoke
  • 1 smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp white miso paste

Instructions
 

  • In a shallow bowl or baking dish whisk together soy sauce, liquid smoke, olive oil, maple syrup, paprika and miso paste.
  • Add the sliced mushrooms into the marinade and gently toss to cover each piece fully.
  • Place directly on the wire rack, and into the air fryer at 390° for up to 10 mins, flipping halfway. (Every air fryer is different, so keep an eye on the mushrooms to see if they need more, or less time.)
  • If you have leftover marinade, brush it on top of the mushrooms, then serve right away. These make a great topping on sandwiches, bagels, in wraps, tacos, or on top of stuffed potatoes. Enjoy!
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Conclusion:

Vegan Mushroom Bacon is not only a delightful snack but also a versatile ingredient for various dishes. Its smoky, savory flavor will satisfy your cravings and provide a healthier alternative to traditional bacon. So, whip up a batch and discover a new world of flavors! If you’re interested in more plant-based mushroom recipes, feel free to explore my complete Vegan Mushroom Recipes Collection here.

2 thoughts on “How to Make Delicious Vegan Mushroom Bacon

  1. Brenda says:

    5 stars
    YUM what a nice way to cook mushrooms and a great idea for a bacon substitute!

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