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This carrot bacon recipe is so easy and great for when you want the delicious sweet and smoky-ness of bacon! Just 8 simple ingredients, a peeler, and an oven or air-fryer is all you need. Vegan bacon can be made in many ways but this carrot bacon is one of the simplest and most similar looking to actual bacon. And did I mention delicious? #carrotbacon #veganbacon #plantbased #vegan #veganrecipe #veganbreakfast #plantbasedbreakfast #meatfree #meatlessmeals

Carrot Bacon

Smoky and delicious bacon made from carrots!
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 43kcal
Author Rachel


  • oven
  • Peeler


  • 2 medium carrots
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • ½ tablespoon soy sauce tamari or liquid aminos work too
  • ¼ teaspoon liquid smoke
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • teaspoon black pepper


  • Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C) if using a regular oven. If using an air-fryer set it to 380°F (190°C).
  • Wash carrots and peel thinly lengthwise with a vegetable peeler or mandoline slicer.
  • In a shallow dish, mix together the remainder of the ingredients.
  • Marinate the carrot strips in the sauce for at least 5 minutes. Work in batches if needed so that the carrots are fully covered.
  • Place carrots on a lined baking sheet evenly spread out. Place in the oven for 10-15 minutes (or in an air-fryer for 5 minutes), flipping halfway through. When they are wavy they are ready. Don't worry if they're not crunchy yet, they will harden more as they cool. Sprinkle with salt if you want them to dry out faster and become crispier.


Calories: 43kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 148mg | Potassium: 120mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 5157IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg