Shiitake Bacon Style Crisps

Recipe by Jaclyn Irwin






Turn shiitake mushrooms into crispy bacon easily at home! This is my favourite way to make vegan bacon as mushrooms are a great meaty substitute. If you have liquid smoke, it works great in this recipe, but even without it, it’s still very tasty.


  1. 1

    In a large bowl, combine the olive oil, salt, smoked paprika, maple syrup, garlic powder and liquid smoke and mix well.

  2. 2

    Toss in the sliced mushrooms and use your hands to rub the mixture into the mushrooms. Let it marinate for 30 minutes.

  3. 3

    Preheat the oven to 350℉ and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  4. 4

    Place the shiitakes on the baking sheet in a single layer. Bake for 10 minutes, flip and bake for 10 minutes more. Increase the heat to 375℉ and bake for three to five minutes, remove and flip again. Bake for an additional two minutes, until crispy on both sides.

  5. 5

    Note: Oven temperatures can vary, so check on the mushrooms after 18-20 minutes to avoid any burning.

  6. 6

    Substitutions: No liquid smoke: omit. No garlic: omit garlic powder.

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