Make crispy carrot bacon with this simple vegetarian recipe

If you’re a meat-eater turned vegan or just looking to eat more plant-based, you might be missing your dear old friend bacon. 

Instead of backsliding when you feel a craving coming on, In The Know’s Nick Rudzewick learned how to make these bacon-flavored crispy carrots. With the right seasonings, you can transform the taste and texture of healthy carrots into your favorite indulgent breakfast food


  • 2 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/2 Tablespoon of soy sauce
  • 1/4 Teaspoon liquid smoke
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Paprika


Step One: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step Two: Cut carrot sticks into thin slices. Pro-tip: a vegetable peeler works best for super thin — or extra crispy — strips.  

Step Three: Combine the maple syrup and soy sauce in a mixing bowl. 

Step Four: Add in the liquid smoke, garlic powder, onion powder and paprika into the bowl. Then stir together.

Step Five: Place the marinade in a Ziplock bag. Add the carrot strips and shake them up in the bag to thoroughly coat them. 

Step Six: Put the marinated strips on a greased baking sheet with aluminum foil. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and enjoy your yummy vegan bacon carrot strips. 

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