Bacon bits are the perfect topper for a salad, loaded baked potato, omelets, and soups; but NOT the perfect product for your pantry. Commercial bacon bits are made mostly from soy flour, soybean oil, artificial flavoring and food coloring. So, why spend all your time trying to eat healthy and then add fake bacon to your meal?
Here is a simple easy solution…REAL BACON! And even better, bacon with no antibiotics or nitrates. Our kitchen favorite, Applegate Naturals. To make it even better, Applegate’s bacon is Gluten and Casein Free. The pork is raised on their family farm and is vegetarian grain fed. Sounds yummy. For an even healthier choice you can use turkey bacon and vegetarians have the option of soy bacon.
We all know how much kids love bacon, and I think they’ll love helping make their own bacon bits. When your meal calls for bacon bits then head over to your refrigerator and not your panty.
- 1 Pack of bacon
- Set your oven to 400 degrees.
- Place bacon slices on a baking sheet.
- Bake until you see them turn dark brown with the crispy look.
- Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels to absorb extra fat.
- After they cool, transfer to a cutting block and chop the strips into small pieces, or place in food processor. Pulse until broken into small pieces.
- After finely chopped, spread on another clean baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 5 minutes. Take bacon bits out, shake onto a paper towel and allow cooling!
We recommend storing bacon bits in your refrigerator for 3 days in an airtight container or three months in the freezer. So make a bunch and store away! Our choice, the real thing! Which always is much tastier and healthier.