Bacon Bits are the bacon-flavored crackers, chips and pretzels you love to snack on. They’re a natural, low-glycemic and gluten-free snack made from real bacon.
Each delicious bite is bursting with savory flavor. Bacon Bits are delicious on their own, but we recommend pairing them with our creamy dip for a unique snack experience.
Bacon Bits are gluten-free, low glycemic, non-GMO and contain no added sugar.
Bacon Bits are the perfect snack for anyone looking to get more protein while indulging in a delicious snack.
Bacon bits are made from cured bacon and they are not low fat, but they are a great keto snack.
Bacon bits are high in calories, so they should only be eaten in moderation. If you are looking for a healthier option, try bacon strips, which are lower in calories.
You just need bacon to make this one of the easiest recipes. You can find out how to make bacon bits in your own home by reading this. I can tell you that nothing beats homemade.
It is a must have for bacon lovers to have real bacon bits, crumbles, and crumbled bacon.
It can be used in a lot of different things, from dips and sauces to salads, Pizza topping Omelets and mashed cauliflower.
It is all the more desirable because of the convenience of it.
When making a recipe that calls for bacon, you can save time by putting this at your side in your fridge. It’s a good idea to get it out of the freezer in a timely manner.
- 1 lb thick cut bacon
Steps to Follow
Stove top Method:
- Put small pieces of bacon into a container.
- You can cook in a cast iron skillet or a braiser.
- To absorb the oil, transfer it to the paper towel lined plate.
- For later use immediately or store for later.
- On the baking sheet, put bacon on the cooling rack.
- If you desire crispiness, bake at 400 F for 15-20 minutes.
- Allow it to cool then pulse a few times in the food processor.
Air Fryer method:
- There is an air fryer basket with bacon in it.
- You have to work in small batches.
- Half way through, the air fryer flips bacon for 6-7 minutes at 400 F.
- Let it cool and then pulse a few times in the food processor.
Calories and carbs
Made from real bacon, they are a low-cholesterol food. This is the breakdown of vitamins and minerals in this recipe.
When it’s cooked, the calories in bacon differ from what they are when it’s raw. The oil that leaves after cooking has less calories and total fat than cooked bacon.
I used a pound of bacon for my recipe and it turned out to be close to 8 Tbsp.
The total calories and total fat in my recipe were 86 cal, 6.2g Total fat and 0.2g Total carbs.
Are Bacon Bits Keto?
Yes. There is no doubt that bacon bits are a great source of both protein and fat. If you are eating them for their nutritional value, you will enjoy them.
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Are Bacon bits Vegan?
Real bacon bits are not vegan because they are made from real bacon. Good news if you are vegan, there are bacon bits that are vegan.
When I heard this question for the first time, I thought it was weird to know where real bacon came from.
It turns out I was mistaken. It is a normal question and yes vegan bacon bits are homemade and store bought alike.
The McCormick Bac’n pieces are made from soy products, liquid smoke and flavors. It seems to taste like real bacon to me.
There are other brands that are called bacon bits Y’all and badia.
How to store Bacon Bits?
I like to line the bottom of the mason jar with a paper towel to keep grease out of the refrigerator for up to two weeks or freeze for up to a month.
If you have a freezer bag, store it in the freezer. Do not put a glass jar in your freezer. If you want to use frozen bits in recipes, thaw them in the refrigerator overnight.
They can be stored in a cool corner at room temperature for up to 2 days if they are dry and crisp.
How can I cut bacon for bacon Crumbles?
There are many ways to cut bacon. Follow these steps to cut bacon.
- It’s a good idea to make sure the bacon is at least partially frozen. It is easier to make clean cuts when it is done this way.
- Place the bacon lying in a horizontal position on the chopping board, then slice across vertically to your desired sizes using a sharp knife.
- In this case, you will cut the bacon on smaller horizontal strips before cutting vertically.
- If you can’t find thick cut bacon, try to use thin cut bacon. It is easier to handle bacon that has been partially frozen.
- If you left it out on the counter for too long, put it in the freezer for 15 minutes or in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
- As bacon shrinks as it cooks, be careful not to cut it too small. I use a cast iron braiser to cook bacon and it takes less time than using a small pan.
- Don’t crowd the pan because it will make it hard to cook evenly. You should cook in batches if you don’t have a wide pan.
- The grease can be caught and absorbed by a plate paper towel. You don’t want to use the extra grease to cook your omelet or pancakes.
- It can turn from golden to burnt in a flash if you don’t keep an eye on it.
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