Eggplant “Bacon”

Hi guys!

This recipe hit the spot on this snowy day! I worked from home today, so I decided to experiment with some recipes. The eggplant bacon is slightly sweet, crunchy and savory! Perfect for sandwiches! Check it out


Eggplant “Bacon”

1 medium eggplant
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp soy sauce
1/2 tsp paprika powder
1/2 garlic powder
1 tsp honey 

Preheat the oven to 300 F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Cut the eggplant in half, then slice in thinly slice the eggplant. 
In a small bowl, whisk the olive oil, soy sauce, paprika powder, garlic and honey. Place the eggplant on the baking sheets and brush both sides with the sauce. 
Bake for about 40 minutes or until the eggplant starts to crisp. 



24 responses to Eggplant “Bacon”

    • Glenn says:

      FrugalFrannie, Try subbing olive water the for olive oil. In a blender, mix water and kalamata olives, using twice as much water as olives. I love eggplant bacon. I recently used olive water for an oil-free vegan meal that included smashed potatoes and roasted Romanesco cauliflower, both brushed with olive water not oil. No one could believe no oil was involved.

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  1. Finally tried your recipe today and it was wonderful! I took a few off the baking sheets after 40 minutes and then put the remainder back into the oven for another 5 minutes. Delicious on toasted onion bagels with melted cashew-based mozz.


  2. Bacon is the reason I went from vegetarian (15 years) back to carnivore. Now that I’m on my way to vegan, I am very excited to try this “bacon” out! Thanks for sharing 🙂


  3. Michelle says:

    I have been wanting to try coconut bacon for a while now but I always forget to pick up liquid smoke! I haven’t heard of an eggplant one can’t wait to try!!!


  4. VR says:

    Yumm! Seriously will give this a try, hopefully substituting honey for maple syrup will work 😀


  5. Em says:

    I have actually made eggplant bacon before, and it called for SO MANY more weird ingredients. This recipe is so much simpler and probably tastes just as good, I’ll have to try it out!!


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