The best vegan bacon recipe you'll try! Made from rice paper and a delicious marinade. Oven-baked or pan-fried.
Vegan Rice Paper Bacon
Soooo... this has been in the planning for quite some time and last Sunday it finally happened: MY FIRST RECIPE VIDEO FOR THE BEST VEGAN BACON RECIPE FINALLY WENT LIVE!
I am pretty excited to show you how I make vegan bacon - or "Facon" as I call it - in my first video. For months I have been planning around, getting new lighting equipment, and trying to decide which recipe to film and upload first.
What you'll need
- Rice Paper: The base for this vegan bacon is made from rice paper. One it touches liquid it will become soft and stringy, which makes it perfect for the creation of vegan bacon.
- oil for frying
- water from the tap
For the marinade:
- Tamari soy sauce (gluten-free)
- smoked paprika powder
- garlic powder
- nutritional yeast
- liquid smoke
- ground pepper
- maple syrup (or agave)
- non-stick frying pan
- OR oven & on-stick baking paper
How to make vegan bacon
To make this delicious vegan bacon recipe, start by either pre-heating a little oil in a frying pan or pre-heat your oven to 180C.
Add all ingredients for the marinade to a medium-size bowl and whisk them up to create the smokey & salty marinade for your vegan bacon. The marinade should be sufficient for about 8 regular size rice papers, but please adjust the number of ingredients in case you want to make more!
Take each rice paper and hold it under the running tap water to wet it completely on both sides. Let any excess water drip off and place the paper down on a cutting board. Let it rest for 1 minute to soften, then fold up the rice paper into a 'bacon' strip. You can decide how big you want your bacon strip to be, but I'd recommend folding it at least 3 times to create a thicker, multi-layer vegan bacon.
Gently drop the strip of facon into the marinade until the marinade is stuffed to all surfaces of the facon. Allow any excess to drip off, then place your facon into the frying pan or onto a greased baking tray. Let it cook for 2-3 minutes on medium heat, or until the edges begin to crisp up, then flip the vegan bacon in the pan.
If you're oven baking your facon, then flip it after 8 minutes and cook it for a further 4 minutes on the other side.
Repeat with the rest of your rice papers, but make sure not to overcrowd your pan, otherwise, they might get stuck together.
Variations for the best vegan bacon recipe
Oven baked or pan-fried
You can prepare this vegan bacon recipe either in a greased non-stick frying pan or on a greased oven tray with non-stick baking parchment.
Both methods will bring out slightly different results. When pan-frying you will need to utilize oil in your pan, to ensure the facon does not get stuck to it. When it's oven-baked on a silicone mat, you can entirely omit the oil and the facon will come out more dry and crispy than in the pan-fried version.
Below you can see some examples of pan-fried vegan bacon at the top, and oven-baked at the bottom. Whichever you will pick is down to your personal preference.
Watch the full recipe video here:
This best vegan bacon recipe is:
- 100% vegan
- simply delicious
- crunchy & stringy
- salty & sweet
- perfect on their own, alongside breakfast or in a sandwich
- great pan-fried and oven-baked
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Vegan Rice Paper Bacon
- 2 bowls
- 1 lined baking tray plus parchment paper
- 8 rice paper sheets
- 2 tbsp olive oil
For the marinade:
- 3 tbsp tamari soy sauce
- 1/2 tsp smoked paprika powder
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
- 1/2 tsp liquid smoke
- 1/2 tsp ground pepper
- 1 tbsp maple syrup or agave nectar
- bowl of clear water or running tap
- Pre-heat a little oil in a frying pan or pre-heat your oven to 180C.
- Whisk up all ingredients for the marinade in a medium size bowl.
- Take a rice paper and hold it under the running tap water to wet it entirely. Let any excess water drip off and place the paper down. Let it rest flat for 1 minute, then fold up the rice paper into a 'bacon' strip.
- Gently coat the strip of facon with the marinade, allow any excess to drip off, then place your facon into the frying pan or onto a greased baking tray. In the pan, let it cook for 2-3 minutes on a medium heat, or until the edges begin to crisp up, then flip the vegan bacon in the pan. If you're oven baking your facon, then flip it after 8 minutes and cook it for a further 4 minutes on the other side.
- Repeat with the rest of your rice papers, but make sure not to overcrowd your pan.
- The marinade should be enough for 8 regular size rice papers, but please adjust the amount of ingredients in case you want to make more!
Make sure to watch the video to find out how to make the marinade and prepare the bacon sheets!
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