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Oyster Mushroom Bacon

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Pink Oyster Mushrooms taste very similar to bacon- even when you cook them in something as simple as coconut oil and sea salt. This recipe has you coat your pink oyster mushroom in flavored oil to help it crisp up and really take on a bacon flavor!
The result is crispy, meaty, and smoky; it’s perfect addition to your plant-based BLT!

Pink oyster mushrooms are roasted in a smokey sweet sauce to taste just like bacon! This plant-based bacon is healthy, easy, and quick to make.
a plate of air fried pink oyster mushrooms

The Bacon Flavored Mushroom

Pink oyster mushrooms are a unique mushroom that tastes very similar to bacon- on its own!
It is delicious fried with coconut oil and sea salt. This recipe takes that mushroom a step further by increasing the sweetness and smokiness of the mushroom. This simple ‘bacon sauce’ is tossed onto your mushrooms and air fried to be crispy. The center of the mushroom remains moist and chewy while the edges are extra crispy.

Two mushroom grow kits next to a humidifier
Growing mushrooms using a kit is easy! Simply cut them open keep them in a warm and humid environment

Where to find Pink Oyster Mushrooms

Growing your own pink oyster mushrooms is going to be the best way to get your hands on them. They aren’t a common mushroom and most grocery stores won’t carry them. It takes about 2 weeks for the mushrooms to grow- it’s a fun and gorgeous process!
I was gifted these North Spore kits and they worked great for me! I also have found some great mushroom grow kits at the farmer’s market.

Can I use a Different Mushroom for Bacon?

While you’ll get the best flavor with pink oyster mushrooms you can totally use another variety of oyster mushroom! Trumpet Mushrooms or King Oyster Mushrooms work great since you can slice them horizontally. They’ll have a meatier more mushroom flavor compared to the pink.

I don’t recommend portabella, cremini, or lions’ mane for this. The flavor will not be the same, but you can experiment to make those mushrooms taste slightly more bacon-y.

What to do With it?

This mushroom bacon can be eaten on its own, it’s delicious! Otherwise it is incredible in a BLT like pictured below. It’s great anywhere where you would traditionally eat bacon! I love it minced over pasta, stuffed in wraps, over burgers, and other sandwiches!

A vegan BLT
This vegan BLT was made with oyster mushroom bacon, heirloom tomatoes, fresh lettuce, vegan mayo, on sourdough.

Looking for other Vegan Mushroom Recipes?

a plate of air fried pink oyster mushrooms

Oyster Mushroom Bacon

Pink oyster mushrooms are roasted in a smokey sweet sauce to taste just like bacon! This plant-based bacon is healthy, easy, and quick to make.
Print Recipe
CourseBreakfast, Vegan Staples
CuisineAmerican
Prep Time2 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Servings4
Calories92kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a medium sized bowl, mix together your sauce
  • Rip the mushrooms into strips and evenly coat in the sauce
  • Air fry at 400 F for 8-10 minutes depending on how crispy you like it
    You could also oven bake this, but cook it for a little longer and flip it halfway through.

Video

@jess.flowers From mushroom grow kit to plant based BLT! Air frying mushrooms helps you get a very crispy result- yet the center remains chewy and meaty. This is my favorite way to prepare mushrooms- and its makes a fantastic sandwich! Thank you @northspore for gifting me the mushroom kits! #growingmushrooms #oystermushroom #slowliving #pinkoystermushrooms #northspore #veganbacon #mushroombacon #veganrecipes #homecooking #gardentoplate ♬ La Vie En Rose – Emily Watts

Notes

You’ll get the most bacon-like flavor from pink oyster mushrooms, however this recipe can work with king oyster mushrooms as well! 
I grew my mushrooms from a grow kit (which is super easy!) because most grocery stores don’t sell pink oyster mushrooms. It’s a fun process and worth it for the bacon flavor! 

Nutrition

Calories: 92kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Sodium: 592mg | Potassium: 261mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 273IU | Vitamin C: 0.01mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg

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By on March 2nd, 2023

About Jessica Flowers

Jess Flowers is a multimedia specialist who creates vegan recipes using local and wild ingredients. Being plant based for over a decade, it is her mission to share delicious recipes that are made without animal products!

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2 thoughts on “Oyster Mushroom Bacon”

  1. 5 stars
    Delicious! I never liked mushrooms as a kid, but, never enjoyed fresh mushrooms. I used a grow kit and this recipe is going to be one of my go to’s from now on. One of the best meals (BLT) I’ve made so far. Thank you for an easy weeknight recipe!

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  2. 5 stars
    Awesome recipe shared it with my sister, who is growing these in her classroom. P.S- The mug in the first picture is very cool like the hand drawn art style with the 3rd eye.

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