Keto Candied Bacon Recipe
This addicting keto candied bacon (aka million dollar bacon) is made with just 4 ingredients! This sugar-free bacon has just .3g NC per slice.
Keto candied bacon (sometimes called million dollar bacon) is sweet, savory, smoky, and salty all at the same time… not to mention crunchy and caramelized and basically irresistible. Candied anything would normally be off limits for those avoiding sugar or following keto, but not anymore. This version is 100% sugar-free bacon, but you’d never guess when you taste it!
While bacon may be the star of candied bacon recipe (based on the popular method of baking bacon here), this version is really special because it’s made with Besti Brown. It tastes and acts like brown sugar (complete with naturally sourced brown sugar flavor and the same moisture!), but doesn’t have the carbs and sugar to go along with it. And it gives this bacon incredibly sweet and crispy flavor!
Millionaire’s Bacon Ingredients
The ingredients for this sugar-free candied bacon recipe are super simple:
- Bacon – Look for a brand that’s sugar-free.
- Besti Brown – You’ll love this natural brown sugar replacement, it makes the candied bacon taste just like the regular sugary kind!
- Cayenne pepper
- Black pepper
How To Make Keto Candied Bacon
This million dollar bacon recipe takes just a few minutes to prep and after 20 minutes in the oven, it’s ready to eat!
- Prep. Preheat oven and line an extra-large baking sheet with foil and top with an oven-safe cookie rack. Arrange bacon slices in a single layer.
- Season. Sprinkle with cayenne and black pepper.
- Sweeten. Sprinkle Besti Brown over the bacon and lightly press on it to help it stick.
- Bake. Bake sugar-free bacon in the oven, until crispy and done to your liking.
Sugar-Free Bacon FAQs
Is sugar-free bacon keto?
Most sugar-free bacons will be keto, but you’ll always want to check the nutrition facts.
Is candied bacon keto?
Most candied bacon recipes are made with brown sugar and would not be considered keto.
This recipe uses sugar-free Besti Brown instead of brown sugar that gives it all the brown sugar flavor and sweetness, without any carbs and sugar.
Can I use a different sweetener?
I recommend using Besti Brown for best results – it’s the only one that will impart a brown sugar flavor with no aftertaste or cooling sensation. You could use another granulated sweetener like allulose or erythritol, but it won’t have the caramel flavor that Besti Brown imparts.
Can you make keto bacon candy ahead?
You can make it ahead, but it takes just 5 minutes to prep, so I recommend baking it right before serving so that it comes out of the oven nice and hot!
If you do make the sugar-free bacon ahead, store it in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. Reheat in the oven at 350 degrees F, until hot.
Readers Who Made Million Dollar Bacon Also Made:
If you like this keto candied bacon recipe, you may also like some of these breakfast ideas to go along with it:
- Maple Pecan Keto Scones – These delicious scones are ready in 30 minutes and loaded with maple pecan flavor.
- Keto Strawberry Muffins – These almond flour muffins are moist, sweet, and studded with strawberries. Each muffin has just 4g net carbs.
- Keto Chocolate Donuts – Irresistably sweet and moist, with a rich glaze.
- Smoked Meatballs – An easy 5 ingredient recipe.
- Keto French Toast – Pairs perfectly with low carb candied bacon!
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Keto Candied Bacon Recipe
This keto candied bacon recipe (a.k.a. million dollar bacon) is sweet, smoky, and irresistable! You'd never guess the brown sugar glaze is sugar-free. Just 4 ingredients + 0.3g net carbs!
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- 12 slices Bacon
- 1/2 tsp Cayenne pepper
- 1/2 tsp Black pepper
- 6 tbsp Besti Brown Monk Fruit Allulose Blend
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Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (204 degrees C).
Line an extra-large baking sheet (at least 14 x 20) with foil for easy cleanup. Place an oven-safe cookie rack of the same size on top of the baking sheet. (Get the perfect pan + rack here!)
Arrange the bacon slices in a single layer on the rack. Sprinkle the slices with cayenne and black pepper.
Sprinkle Besti Brown over the bacon (about 1/2 tbsp (6 grams) per slice), patting gently to help it stick.
Bake for 18 to 22 minutes on the middle rack, until the bacon is done to your liking. The time will vary depending on the thickness of the bacon.
Serving size: 1 slice
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Nutrition Information Per Serving
Where does nutrition info come from? Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy, sourced from the USDA Food Database. You can find individual ingredient carb counts we use in the Low Carb & Keto Food List. Carb count excludes sugar alcohols. Net carb count excludes both fiber and sugar alcohols, because these do not affect blood sugar in most people. We try to be accurate, but feel free to make your own calculations.