VIDEO: Mushroom Bacon Sandwich with Avocado Cream Spread

How to make a vegan Mushroom-Bacon BLT Sandwich! A healthy and delicious alternative to bacon that is full of nutrition and comes with a special avocado cream sauce that you do not want to miss!

This is the meal that I've been eating nonstop. I mean 'mushroom bacon'...I know, it sounds a little strange, but trust me on this one, it is utterly unreal. The taste mimics bacon and it's a much healthier alternative. It's a win-win. 

So, today I'm showing you just how to turn Shiitake Mushrooms into Crispy Bacon Pieces! It only takes 3 main ingredients and it's kind of crazy how identical they taste to bacon. We're using Guan's Mushrooms for a healthy twist on a classic BLT - adding lots of vitamins and nutrition to each bite. And then we wrap it in a delicious Avo-Cream Sauce for even more flavor. 


xx M

Guan’s Shiitake Mushroom Bacon:

10 Guan’s shiitake mushrooms, de-steamed and cut into 1/4” slices

2 tbsp avocado oil

1 tbsp coconut aminos or tamari (or soy sauce), use a little less if using tamari since it’s saltier and stronger in flavor

pinch of sea salt 

Pinch of pepper


Avocado-Cream Sauce:

1 avocado

1 tablespoon coconut yogurt

1 handful fresh cilantro

Juice of 1 small lemon 

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 teaspoon maple syrup

Pinch of sea salt


Top with:

Fresh bread


Radish slices, optional

Cucumber, thinly sliced


Butter lettuce

Avocado-cilantro dressing

Start by pre-heating the oven to 375F. To make the mushroom bacon, add the sliced mushrooms to a large mixing bowl with the rest of the ingredients. Mix well, so that the oil and coconut aminos absorb into the mushrooms. On a parchment paper lined tray, spread the mushrooms out evenly, make sure none are overlapping - this will make the bacon soggy. Bake for 25-35 minutes, depending on your oven. When the mushrooms are cooked and crisp, removed from the oven and set aside to cool - this is when the mushrooms harden and get even crispier. 

In the meantime prepare the avocado dressing. Simply add all the ingredients into a food processor or blender and mix until creamy. 

To assemble the sandwich, first add a generous layer of avocado cream to the toast, then the cucumber, lettuce, sprouts, radishes and crispy bacon. Enjoy!


This video was in collaboration with Guan’s Mushroom. For more info on the amazing health benefits of Guan’s mushrooms and more recipes, visit ↠ or IG:

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