I’m not vegan, but I don’t eat pork (here’s why) And it irritates me when I hear “nutritionist” recommend “veggie bacon” to bring down people’s cholesterol, etc. Fake bacon is
just as bad (full of chemicals?). So here’s a CLEAN, fun alternative if you want that bacon taste and crunch without the chemicals, gluten, and obviously the pork!?
6-7 long carrots (the fatter the better)
3-4 Tbsp blackstrap molasses or date syrup
Avocado oil spray
1 Tbsp Fire Cider (discount: lilsipper)
Himalayan sea salt to taste
✏In a large bowl, mix blackstrap molasses and Fire Cider.
✏Slice carrots in a mandolin on thickest setting, lightly spray with oil then immerse them
into the bowl of sauce to coat.
✏Lay carrots in air fryer (not touching) and sprinkle w/salt.
✏”Fry” at 400 F for 9 minutes, flipping 5 minutes in. (I had to make
batches since they all couldn’t fit at once)
NO Air Fryer???
✏After step # 2, lay carrots on a baking sheet lined with parchment
paper (very important to line your baking pan) and sprinkle with salt.
✏Bake at 400 F until they begin to “curl up” then flip and continue
baking until crisp or desired texture. *Cooking time will vary
depending on how many strips on your your pan at once.
⚠For those curious, I’ve copied and pasted the ingredients below of
one major brand of “Veggie Bacon” (I had to take a nap half way
through reading it!)
“EGG WHITES, SOYBEAN OIL WITH TBHQ FOR FRESHNESS, TEXTURED SOY PROTEIN
CONCENTRATE, MODIFIED CORN STARCH, WHEAT GLUTEN, HYDROLYZED VEGETABLE
PROTEIN (CORN GLUTEN, WHEAT GLUTEN, SOY), CONTAINS TWO PERCENT OR LESS
OF GLYCERIN, SALT, SOY PROTEIN ISOLATE, SODIUM CITRATE, SODIUM
PHOSPHATE, SUGAR, NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL FLAVORS FROM NON-MEAT
SOURCES, TORULA YEAST, CARAMEL COLOR, MONOCALCIUM PHOSPHATE, SODIUM
TRIPOLYPHOSPHATE, NATURAL SMOKE FLAVOR, MALIC ACID, GUAR GUM, YEAST
EXTRACT, LOCUST BEAN AND GUAR GUM, SODIUM SULFITE, CARRAGEENAN, RED
#3, DISODIUM INOSINATE, DISODIUM GUANYLATE, NIACINAMIDE, IRON [FERROUS
SULFATE], AUTOLYZED YEAST EXTRACT, NONFAT DRY MILK, YELLOW #6, VITAMIN
B1 [THIAMIN MONONITRATE], VITAMIN B6 [PYRIDOXINE HYDROCHLORIDE],
VITAMIN B2 [RIBOFLAVIN], CITRIC ACID, CYANOCOBALAMIN.”