Craveable Bac-un Recipe

craveable bac-un

This recipe was semi inspired by Super Jed Kobernucz.

What I mean is … If it were *fully* inspired by that guy it would be, well … bacon.

Or it would at *least* be made from stuff that’s already in his pantry.

But this time I temporarily don’t care (wink wink) 😉 and here’s why:

Jed told me one day that he had this great idea … he was gonna put bacon on *everything* … to make it taste good.

And I get it, put bacon on salad and the salad tastes better, like that. But there’s gotta be a better way.

So I got inspired. There are plenty of ways to add beloved flavors to foods to make them taste better.

Case in point: You get yourself a little bottle o’ liquid smoke and I promise, you’ll be thanking me.

I mean really and truly, you try it and tell me if it isn’t true.

But the big inspiration was the thought,

“If this boy’s gonna be puttin’ it on eeeeeeeevery-thing, we best make sure it’s super healthy.”

Am I right?

No nitrates, no saturated fat and, well, no piggies. *Definitely* no piggies.

I used to love putting bacon on everything too.

And I do mean eeeeeevery-thing! Bacon and eggs, BLT sandwiches, pancakes ‘n bacon, salads with bacon bits, bacon double cheeseburgers, even bacon caramel chocolate. (Which, by the way, falls under the “don’t knock it til y’try it” category … surprisingly scrumptious!)

Which got me thinking …

I’m kinda missing bacon!

There must be a way to enjoy that same flavor without having to harm a hair on Wilbur’s pretty little head, right? A healthier bacon. Dare I say, a *vegan* bacon?

Disclaimer: I’m not the first person to think of this. I’ve seen the idea floating around the internet, along with a wide variety of reviews, love and hate. For me, the fact that I can’t seem to hang onto any leftovers is proof positive. It’s damn good!

Oh and by the way, these are way easier to make than you’d think based on all’a the words that you see down there in the recipe part. Try it an’ you’ll see!

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Craveable Bac-un Recipe

  • 4 sheets brown rice spring roll wrappers*
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp pure maple syrup**
  • 1 tbsp liquid aminos
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 1/4 tsp granulated garlic (or 1 tsp garlic powder)
  • 12 drops liquid smoke
  • 1/8 tsp (1 dash) paprika***
Helpful to have:
  • spray bottle filled with water
  • kitchen scissors
  • Gotham Steel Crisper or nonstick mesh baking tray or parchment paper lined cookie sheet

Preheat oven to 400. Whisk together all ingredients except brown rice paper.

Wet shiny side of 2 sheets of brown rice wrappers with 4 spritzes water, making sure edges get wet. Let sit til absorbed (about 30 seconds) then give 4 more spritzes, again making sure edges get wet. Sandwich wet sides together. Let set between 2 plates til they stick together (about 30 seconds) then remove, pressing together any pieces that may be lifting up. Repeat with 2 more sheets. With kitchen scissors, cut into strips about 1″ wide.

By the way, these are very forgiving so don’t worry about being perfect with any of these steps. No matter what you do, it’s gonna taste great!

Lay strips out on plate and coat one side with delicious smoky mixture 😊 using a finger or pastry brush. Arrange coated side up on nonstick mesh baking tray (a Gotham Steel Crisper works perfectly but you can also use a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.)

Bake til they begin to turn light brown and puff up, about 5 min and not a moment longer. These burn unbelievably quickly. Undercooked they’ll be chewy (but delicious!), overcooked the flavor turns harsh, get it just right and they’ll be crispy and flavorfully smoky. Once you get the timing down, stick to it to the second. For me, it was 5 minutes but I’ve seen up to 6 minutes work, depending on the oven.

Let cool slightly and enjoy!

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* Happy Pho makes a great Vietnamese brown rice spring roll wrapper with pure, clean ingredients (you all *know* how much I love super clean foods!) so of course I’m a big fan but you can use any one that you like.

** Omit the maple syrup if you’re avoiding sugar.

*** Omit the paprika if you don’t do nightshades.

It’s great with these ingredients but truly anything with liquid smoke is gonna taste pretty amazing anyway. You do you!

Craveable Bac-un Recipe

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