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vegan BLT

vegan BLT

I used to love BLT sandwiches when I was younger, but I’d put so much lettuce and Miracle Whip (yep, I used to use that) to hide the fact I wasn’t eating bacon. When I was younger I’d get embarrassed when everyone else was ordering meat and I’d want a salad. Like I am talking at Fridays with my cousins and everyone was eating chicken fingers and I wanted a salad. I really don’t know what made me like this…

Anyway, I was craving a good ole fashioned BLT sandwich but clearly needed to do some revamping. I have made tofu into “bacon” before and it’s really good but I wanted to try something else. I decided on eggplant because you can easily cut it into strips like bacon and it’s more of a natural way to go about this. And let me tell you, it turned out BOMB. I want to eat this sandwich everyday and will probably add the eggplant to a lot more dishes because of the insane amount of flavor.

I absolutely love O’Doughs bread - gluten free & vegan of course!!

I absolutely love O’Doughs bread - gluten free & vegan of course!!

Kinda looks like bacon too, right?! You can make it as crispy as you’d like or you can easily leave it on the softer side, which I think has more flavor. Super easy dish to make on a Sunday on toss on your lunches or dinners throughout the week - LMK if you make it!!

Makes: about 20 strips | Prep Time: 10 mins | Bake Time: 35 minutes | gluten free & dairy free

Ingredients:

2 tbsp coconut aminos
2 tbsp maple syrup
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Fresh cracked pepper

Directions:

Whisk all ingredients (except the eggplant) into a bowl. Cut the eggplant in half lengthwise and then thinly slice each half. Dip each piece one by one in the marinade and place on a baking sheet with parchment paper. Add more fresh cracked pepper on each slice before you bake. Bake at 300 for 30 minutes and then flip each piece. Broil for 2 minutes to get crispy - keep an eye on it!!

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