A jar full of homemade dye free and vegan bacon bits.

Vegan Bacon Bits

Easy to make homemade bacon bits that are vegan, gluten-free, and dye free.

Course Salad
Cuisine dye free, gluten free, vegan
Keyword bacon bits, vegan bacon bits
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 32
Calories 26 kcal



  1. Preheat oven to 250° F.

  2. Put boiling water, oil, liquid smoke, and salt into a mixing bowl.

  3. Mix well until salt dissolves.

  4. Add TVP and stir well until evenly coated.

  5. Let it sit for about a minute until it soaks up all the liquid.

  6. Pour onto a cookie sheet and spread it thin.

  7. 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).

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Vegan Bacon Bits
Amount Per Serving (1 tbps)
Calories 26
% Daily Value*
Sodium 148mg6%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Protein 2g4%
Calcium 19mg2%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.