Raw Vegan Eggplant “Bacon”

Being a vegan (or vegetarian) doesn’t mean you are condemned to boring breakfasts for the rest of your life. In fact, this Eggplant Bacon will have you beggin  for more! Smoked paprika and tamari add a hint of flavor reminiscent of your carnivorous days, but without the guilt and all the healthy benefits of a plant based diet.

vegetarian bacon

Use Homemade Dressings Smoky Cowboy Rub Smoked Paprika and Chipotle for an extra kick of flavor!


1 medium eggplant, thinly sliced
2 Tbsp.  agave nectar
2 Tbsp.  olive oil
2 Tbsp.  apple cider vinegar
2 Tbsp.  tamari
2 tsp.  smoked paprika
½ tsp.salt
Pinch of  black pepper


1. In medium-sized bowl, combine all ingredients except eggplant.

2. Add eggplant slices to mixture and allow to marinate several minutes until soft/tender.

3. Transfer slices to a mesh oven tray, leaving on as much of marinade as possible. Brush remaining marinade over slices.

4. Place tray in oven warmed to 165 degrees F for one hour. Turn off oven, open door and let sit inside for an additional 30 minutes. Warm oven to 165 degrees F again and “cook” slices for another hour. Repeat this process until eggplant is crispy.

Andrew Davis

Head Chef at Millennial Kitchen
A Food Evolution Revolution

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Andrew Davis is a 20-something millennial and pop culture enthusiast who enjoys juicing, playing tennis and promoting overall health and wellness.

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