Sweetened with a hint of maple, this easy to make Keto Candied Bacon is the crispiest and most delicious bacon recipe ever!
We've all been there before. We're enjoying a pancake breakfast with maple syrup and a side of bacon, then we look down and notice the syrup has run onto the bacon. Mistake? I think not! IT IS DELCIOUS!
That's the same amazing combination of sweet and salty you can expect with this sugar free candied bacon recipe!
If there was ever such thing as bacon candy, this would be it! This Candied Keto Bacon recipe is so easy to make and the kids are going to flip over it!
BUT, I should warn you! Keto Maple Candied Bacon is such an irresistible treat, everyone will be asking for more! So, be prepared because you'll want to have a second batch ready to go!
What's in Keto Maple Candied Bacon
*Exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below.
How to Make Keto Candied Bacon
Preheat oven to 400°F.
Bake for 12 minutes, then blot the excess bacon fat with paper towels.
Brush each piece with maple syrup, sprinkle with the cayenne pepper and top with a small amount of the brown sweetener. Remember, a little cayenne goes a long way.
Bake for another 7-10 minutes (depending on the thickness of your bacon), but don’t walk away or get distracted. The bacon can go from perfectly done to burned it seconds!
Allow to cool slightly before serving. The hot "sugary" coating can easily burn your fingers, so be careful!
Is Bacon Keto?
Oh, you bet it is! Keto allows you to enjoy it without guilt due it its high heathy fat content. Bacon contains omega-3 fatty acids, which are the same nutrients found in fish!
Keep in mind when you're shopping for bacon on Keto, you should look for brands that have sugar-free bacon and that are nitrate free.
How to Serve Maple Candied Keto Bacon
Need a low carb snack? Let's face it, if beef jerky can be considered a snack, sugar free candied bacon is even better. Make up a batch and carry along on your next road trip, for a snack at the office or when the kids get home from school.
Jazz up your salads: Candied bacon crumbles are insanely good! They add so much flavor to your regular garden salads or even entrée salads like a this low carb Classic Cobb Salad.
Impress your guests: Picture the last Antipasti Platter or charcuterie board you made. Now picture it served with slices of candied bacon served in a glass right in the middle of it! The bacon will provide the perfect contrast of sweet flavors with the savory Italian meats and cheeses. Talk about a wow factor!
Tips for the Best Maple Candied Bacon Ever
Not only do you want the most delicious bacon, you also want to make sure you're eating the healthiest! Here are some tips to ensure you accomplish both:
- Choose bacon that is organic when possible. Organic bacon means no chemical additives or GMO ingredients were used during processing.
- Look for bacon that is labeled center cut. This bacon comes from the leaner and more meaty section of the pork belly.
- Standard bacon slices are usually cut to 1/16 of an inch. That is a great thickness for this Maple Bacon recipe.
- Once you have realized that this low carb candied bacon won't last long, make a double batch! It will keep perfectly well in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 4-5 days.
- Quality sweeteners are essential. The candied part in this maple bacon recipe comes from a combination of sugar free maple syrup and Brown Monk fruit/Allulose. The brown sweetener blend is absolutely delicious, tastes and feels just like real brown sugar and doesn't have the same cooling effect as many other Keto sweeteners. The sugar-free maple syrup that I use is hands down the best I have tried. It taste just like traditional maple syrup!
More Keto Bacon Recipes
- Bacon Wrapped Green Beans
- Fried Cabbage with Bacon
- Brussels Sprouts with Hot Bacon Dressing
- Broccoli Bacon Alfredo
- Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole
- Bacon Cheddar Drop Biscuits
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Keto Candied Bacon Recipe
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Brush each piece with maple syrup, sprinkle with the cayenne pepper and top with a small amount of the brown sweetener.
- Bake for another 7-10 minutes (depending on the thickness of your bacon), but don’t walk away or get distracted. The bacon can go from perfectly done to burned it seconds!
- Allow to cool slightly before serving. The hot "sugary" coating can easily burn your fingers, so be careful!
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*Nutritional data is provided as a courtesy and is accurate to the best of my knowledge. You can verify it using the nutrition calculator of your choice. All data is based on net carbs, without sugar alcohol- Swerve, Erythritol, Allulose, or Monk Fruit.