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Small glass bowl of vegan bacon bits with spoon resting across top and narrow jar of bacon bits in back (bowl and jar on wooden board and grey towel)

Tofu Bacon Bits (Vegan Bacon Crumbles)

This super simple recipe makes delicious, crispy vegan tofu bacon bits that will work perfectly on pizza or pasta and in salads and wraps!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Tofu Bacon Bits, Vegan Bacon Bits
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 79kcal


  • Baking tray
  • Silicone baking mats
  • Well-sealed container



  • Stir together the tamari, maple syrup, smoked salt or liquid smoke seasoning, nutritional yeast and smoked paprika.
  • Finely crumble the tofu and coat with the marinade mixture. Let sit for 20 minutes or overnight if possible.
  • Preheat your oven to 350 °F.
  • Spread the marinated tofu out in a thin layer on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Bake for 20 minutes, toss it around, then bake for another 10 minutes. The bacon bits may need more time to crisp up, depending on the moisture in your tofu (so put the bacon bits back into the oven for 5 minute intervals as needed).
  • Let the bacon bits cool completely then serve.
  • Store in an air tight container, in the fridge, for up to a week – I doubt they’ll last that long!


Accuracy of nutrition information cannot be guaranteed (certain ingredients may not have all nutrients listed in the database); amounts may vary (and will vary depending on brands of ingredients used); all nutrition fact values rounded to the nearest whole number.


Serving: 1Serving (1/4 of recipe) | Calories: 79kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 912mg | Potassium: 171mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 279IU | Calcium: 171mg | Iron: 2mg