How To Make Carrot Bacon, The Tik Tok Viral Recipe

Have you heard of carrot bacon? This is a Tik Tok Viral Sensation right now, from Vegan Buzz. Tabitha created a carrot that tastes similar to bacon when air fried. Trust me, these little bite-size sticks are highly addictive. Let me show you how to make carrot bacon, the Tik Tok viral recipe.

I love testing out new recipes, and let me just say another recipe I fell in love with is the whipped coffee. Who needs to grab lunch or a drink when you have recipes like this at your fingertips? 

Carrot Bacon 

So what is carrot bacon? Well, it is just like it sounds. Carrots pretending to taste like bacon. You use liquid smoke to help give it that rich flavor as you would expect bacon to have. 

It air fries right up and let me tell you it reminds me a lot of Dunkin Donuts new Sweet Black Pepper Snackin Bacon! I know that sounds insane since it is a carrot, but for someone who wants a vegan bacon alternative I highly suggest giving this carrot bacon recipe a try. 

How To Cut Carrots For Carrot Bacon 

You will want to slice your carrots into thinner strips as I did, using a regular vegetable peeler. If you do too thick it will not crisp up the way you want and could be a little soggy. 

carrot bacon

While you don’t have to be exact, I do recommend trying to get all your carrots sliced in the similar width. 

If you have a slicer you could easily use that for even slices of your carrots. Or if you have an attachment for your KitchenAid you can use that as well. 

Why Is Carrot Bacon A Sensation

  • Salty and Satisfying 
  • Crunchy 
  • Meat Free Alternative 
  • Super Easy to Make 
  • Addictive To Eat 
How to make carrot bacon, the Tik Tok viral recipe

What isn’t to love. Even my husband even had to tip his hat at this recipe. He was impressed with the flavor and texture. 

What Are The Best Carrots To Use 

You can use full size carrots that you peel and cut down or buy match sticks that you can split in half. Baby carrots don’t really work well on this recipe. 

How To Make Carrot Bacon 

  • Peel and prep carrots 
  • Marinade 
How to make carrot bacon, the Tik Tok viral recipe
  • Air Fry as directed in the recipe card below. 
carrot bacon

This recipe is insanely easy, but yet satisfying on every level. Don’t wait and make these tasty vegan bacon pieces today. 

How To Store Carrot Bacon

Carrot bacon will soften a bit as it is stored. The crunch factor will kind of disappear, but it will still taste great. If you have leftovers I recommend storing in the fridge since it is mainly carrot. 

If you store it you can keep it in an airtight container for up to 4-5 days. It will get softer with each day but still, be tasty. You can pop it back in the oven or air fryer to reheat and help to crisp it up again. 

how to make carrot bacon

Who is Tabatha Brown

Tabitha is an actress and Vegan chef. She has a blog similar to my own and a story much like my own. She is a mom who was working hard for her family. While working hard for many years, she finally got her big break in 2020. As far as I am concerned Tabitha Brown and her positivity was the best thing that happened in 2020. The love and recipes she shares in invaluable and I highly recommend you follow her on all social media. She is inspiring to say the least.

How to make carrot bacon, the Tik Tok viral recipe

How to Make Carrot Bacon, the Tik Tok Viral Recipe

Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 8 minutes

Have you heard of carrot bacon? This is a Tik Tok Viral Sensation right now, from Vegan Buzz. She created a carrot that tastes similar to bacon. Trust me, these little bite size sticks are highly addictive.


  • 1-2 Carrots (full size) Sliced using a vegetable peeler
  • 2 TBSP Liquid Smoke
  • 2 TBSP Maple Syrup
  • 1/2 Tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 TSP Onion Powder
  • 1/4 TSP Paprika
  • 1/4 TSP Black Pepper


  1. Peel carrots, trying to get a fairly thin slice.
  2. Mix all ingredients for the marinade.
  3. Soak the carrot slices in the marinade for a few minutes.
  4. Preheat your air fryer to 380 degrees.
  5. Place carrot strips on your air fryer tray.
  6. You can place on the top shelf in your air fryer.
  7. Air fry for 5 minutes, you can cook for an additional minute if needed to make sure you get a nice crispy finish.
  8. Enjoy your vegan bacon delicious alternative.


Check out Tabitha Brown's really cool site and thank her for this delicious bacon alternative.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 104Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 71mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 5gSugar: 16gProtein: 3g

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    1. I am so sorry you had some trouble, I would say just air fry them a bit longer. Each air fryer is so different at times. You just need to achieve the full crisp potential.

    1. It isn’t vegetarian/vegan, so if that matters to you, avoid the Worcestershire unless it is expressly declared fish free.

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