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5 from 18 votes

Vegan Zucchini Bacon

Looking for a veggie alternative to bacon? This crispy zucchini with a smoky flavor is a great option! 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Marinating Time3 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 10 mins
Course: Breakfast, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon, vegan, vegetarian, zucchini, zucchini bacon
Author: Heather ~


  • 2 Zucchini thinly sliced
  • 3 TBSP extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 TBSP maple syrup
  • 2 TBSP low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 TBSP apple cider vinegar
  • ½ TBSP liquid smoke
  • Fresh ground black pepper


  • Whisk together all ingredients (except zucchini).
  • Place marinade in a sealable bag or container with lid and add slices of zucchini.
  • Marinate zucchini for at least 3 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 200 degrees.
  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and place zucchini strips in a single layer.
  • Bake for an hour, turn each slice over and repeat.
  • When you have the desired consistency (soft or crunchy), remove from oven and enjoy!