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Yuba Bacon Veggiekins Blog

Yuba “Bacon” (vegan, gluten free)

  • Author: Remy Park
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 3-4 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


This crispy yuba bacon recipe makes a smoky and savory vegan and gluten-free snack for sandwiches, salads and more.


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  • 5 oz yuba sheets
  • 3 tbsp tamari
  • 2 tsp maple syrup, or coconut sugar
  • 2 tsp liquid smoke
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp MSG (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. (1) For a chewier texture: peel yuba into thinner strips (aim for about 3-4 sheets of width), then slice into bacon-like strips. Bake in the oven for about 10 minutes, until lightly golden brown on the edges. (2) If you prefer a crispier, thinner texture, then aim to peel apart until relatively thin. Skip the pre-roast step and proceed to step 3.
  3. Whisk together your sauce ingredients and place your yuba into the marinade, making sure to evenly coat as much as possible. Let sit for roughly 10 minutes.
  4. Place your yuba strips onto a lined baking sheet, then bake for about 10 minutes, until golden brown. If preparing the extra crispy way, keep an eye as they will be prone to burning. Once they are darker in colour and crispy, remove from the oven.
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes