Easy to make homemade bacon bits that are vegan, gluten-free, and dye free.
Preheat oven to 250°F (130°C).
Put boiling water, oil, liquid smoke, and salt into a mixing bowl.
Mix well until salt dissolves.
Add TVP and stir well until evenly coated.
Let it sit for about a minute until it soaks up all the liquid.
Pour onto a cookie sheet and spread it thin.
Bake for about 30 minutes until dried out and crisp. (Check on them and give them a shake about every 10 minutes to help them dry evenly).