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Vegan Bacon Bits (No nuts, No soy, No gluten!)

The best allergy-friendly Vegan Bacon Bits ever. We turned cooked buckwheats to delicious, smoky, crispy bacon bits you can use in any of your favorite recipes.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Dairy-free, Egg-free, Gluten-free, Nut-free, Soy-free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword fake bacon, Meat substitute, vegan bacon bits
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 104kcal


Bacon seasoning dry ingredients

Bacon seasoning wet ingredients


  • Pre-cook buckwheat just like you would cook pasta. Boil water in a kettle or in a stockpot. Add hulled, raw buckwheat seeds and cook them in salted water until soft. It will take approx. 10 minutes. If you can crush the seeds with your fingers, they are ready. Drain water.
  • Pre-heat skillet or non-stick frying pan and add olive oil.
  • Add cooked buckwheat and stir.
  • Add dry seasoning (smoked sweet paprika, cayenne pepper, oregano, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, salt) and mix well. If it's too dry, add a bit more olive oil.
  • Add wet seasoning (molasses, gluten-free vegan Worchestershire sauce, liquid smoke) and mix well again.
  • Stir and fry for 2-3 minutes until the buckwheat is crispy and brown. Done! You can use it with your favorite dishes.



Serving: 1serving | Calories: 104kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 314mg | Potassium: 80mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 181IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg