Vegan bacon wrapped pineapple
Get your tiki party going with these festive, smoky sweet appetizers. Seitan bacon is wrapped around pineapple and baked until it has a bit of crispness. Spear with a festive toothpick & serve! Makes 12 seitan bacon wrapped pineapple bites.
Servings: 6 people
- 1 fresh pineapple cored & thick outer peel removed
- 8 ounces seitan bacon I used Upton's Naturals*
- Organic canola oil spray
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Dry slices of seitan bacon on clean towel.
Cut the fresh pineapple into long spears, about ½ inch thick. Wrap slices of seitan bacon around the spears, and then cut the pineapple spears to the correct size. You want a little bit of pineapple poking out beyond the seitan bacon. Poke each bacon slice with a toothpick to secure it into the pineapple.
Line the seitan bacon wrapped pineapple on the baking sheet with the flap of the bacon facing down. (That way when it bakes, it will seal shut.) Spray the bacon with organic canola oil spray. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until the bacon has some crispness and is brown on the bottom.
Remove from oven. If desired, remove toothpicks, and carefully flip each seitan bacon wrapped pineapple over to reveal the browned flap underneath. Secure with a more festive toothpick and move to a serving platter. The pineapple will be very hot. So wait a few minutes before serving.
*I used Upton's Naturals seitan bacon, which comes with about 12 slices to a package. If you use different seitan bacon, you may have more or less than you need for this recipe. Also, some seitan bacon is a little longer/wider in size (like Herbivorous Butcher seitan bacon), and so you may want to cut it down to an appropriate size.
For even more caramelized seitan bacon, after oiling, dredge the seitan bacon wrapped pineapple in brown sugar before baking.
If you're short on time, these can be fried. Bring a non-stick skillet to a medium high heat with organic canola oil (or other high heat oil) lightly covering the bottom. Fry for 3-5 minutes, moving occasionally, so that they're evenly browned.
Calories: 53kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 8g | Sodium: 169mg | Potassium: 29mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Vitamin C: 13.1mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 0.6mg