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Vegan Bacon Bits in 60 seconds!

Smoky and spicy with maple undertones, you're going to love these vegan bacon bits sprinkled all over veggies, salads, and soups. Ready in under 60 seconds - this simple dump and mix recipe requires nothing more than a bowl and measuring spoons. Stir yourself up a batch today and enjoy these bacon-y tidbits for up to a month -- they keep in the fridge really well! 
Prep Time1 min
Total Time1 min
Course: condiment
Cuisine: American
Keyword: vegan bacon bits
Servings: 18 teaspoons
Calories: 21kcal
Author: sylvia


  • 6 tablespoons textured vegetable protein
  • 1 teaspoon liquid smoke
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika


  • Combine all ingredients in small bowl. The bacon bits will get drier over time. 


See the body of the post for more details about TVP and liquid smoke. 

Other Names for Textured Vegetable Protein

Also called TVP, textured soy protein, TSP, soy chunks, soy mince. TVP is made from soy. 

About Liquid Smoke

Liquid smoke is vegan. I used hickory-flavoured smoke for this recipe. 


You can store these vegan bacon bits in the refrigerator for at least a month, in a sealed container. They will dry out over time but the flavour will remain good. 

Nutritional Information 

Nutritional information is an estimate only. 


Calories: 21kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 2g | Sodium: 130mg | Potassium: 10mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 110IU | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 0.6mg