Tofu Bacon Bits Recipe

Tofu Bacon Bits Recipe

This tofu bacon bits recipe takes 10 mins to make! These smokey tofu bacon pieces are great for salad or on top of a creamy carbonara!

These tofu “bacon” bits are so good and adds extra protein to any dish! This is a super easy recipe that replicates larger bacon bits thanks to our secret ingredient: tofu!


My tofu bacon bits are vegan and can be made gluten-free by using tamari or a gluten-free soy sauce.


Bacon Bits Using Tofu
Tofu bacon bits on top of vegan carbonara

Recipe for Tofu Bacon Bits

For this tofu bacon bits recipe, I use extra firm tofu, oil, liquid smoke, agave (or sweetener of choice like maple syrup), and soy sauces to make the “bacon” bits vegan and delicious! This is also a one-pan recipe that is super easy to whip up in just a few minutes.

This is one of my new favourite protein dishes to meal prep and use for a variety of different meals. I add this to make my salads more interesting and I love having this with my Vegan Carbonara.

You can also watch me on YouTube make this vegan recipea & other simple recipes!

Recipe for Tofu Bacon Bits

Ingredients

  • Tofu
  • Oil
  • Soy Sauce
  • Liquid Smoke
  • Maple Syrup, Agave Nectar or sweetener of choice
  • Dark soy sauce (or just use regular soy sauce)

Measurements in Recipe card below!


How To Make Tofu Bacon Bits

  1. Cut up extra firm tofu into very small cubes (around 1cm wide or smaller).
  2. Heat oil in a large non-stick pan on medium-high heat and place tofu cubes onto the pan. Cook this for about 5-7 minutes, tossing frequently, until the pieces are mostly golden.
  3. While that’s cooking, in a small bowl, mix together soy sauce, dark soy sauce, agave nectar and liquid smoke.
  4. Once tofu is cooked nicely and golden, turn the heat to a medium-low and pour in the sauce all over the tofu. Toss around to allow each piece to absorb the marinade.
  5. Toss until all the liquid has been absorbed (you may need to turn the heat down more to prevent burning) and the tofu has slightly caramelized.
  6. Take off the heat and add your tofu bacon bits into any dish of your choice to bump up the protein and flavour!
  7. Store in a tightly sealed container in the fridge for up to 4-5 days.
Tofu Bacon Bits

Tofu Bacon Bits

This tofu bacon bits recipe takes 10 mins to make! These smokey tofu bacon pieces are great for salad or on top of a creamy carbonara!
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Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Salad, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: Vegan
Keyword: tofu, tofu bacon, vegan bacon, vegan meat
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 84kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Measuring utensils
  • 1 Cutting Board
  • 1 Knife
  • 1 Large non-stick pan
  • 1 Spatula

Ingredients

  • 1 block tofu extra firm (around 350g), cut into small cubes
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce or any gluten-free soy sauce equivalent
  • 1 tbsp dark soy sauce optional, if not using, use another TBSP of regular soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup or agave nectar
  • 1 tbsp liquid smoke

Instructions

  • Cut up extra firm tofu into very small cubes (around 1cm wide or smaller).
  • Heat oil in a large non-stick pan on medium-high heat and place tofu cubes onto the pan. Cook this for about 5-7 minutes, tossing frequently, until the pieces are mostly golden.
  • While that’s cooking, in a small bowl, mix together soy sauce, dark soy sauce, agave nectar and liquid smoke.
  • Once tofu is cooked nicely and golden, turn the heat to a medium-low and pour in the sauce all over the tofu. Toss around to allow each piece to absorb the marinade.
  • Toss until all the liquid has been absorbed (you may need to turn the heat down more to prevent burning) and the tofu has slightly caramelized.
  • Take off the heat and add this into any dish of your choice to bump up the protein and flavour!
  • Store in a tightly sealed container in the fridge for up to 4-5 days.

Notes

To make this gluten-free, use tamari or a gluten-free soy sauce instead of regular or dark soy sauce

Nutrition

Calories: 84kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 0.4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 550mg | Potassium: 121mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg

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