Gingerbread candied bacon, molasses, ginger, cloves, cinnamon, brown sugar, all baked in the oven to perfection. Gluten-free too!
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Gingerbread Candied Bacon

Want to spice up your holiday brunch or bring the best appetizer to your next party? This gingerbread candied bacon will do just that with a few simple gluten-free ingredients!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Appetizer, Breakfast, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 pieces
Calories: 205kcal
Author: Megan

Ingredients

  • 1 lb thick-cut applewood bacon
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 4 tbsp molasses
  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground cloves

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400F. Cover two sheet pans with aluminum foil and place a metal cooling rack on top of each pan. Place bacon pieces on top of cooling rack.
  • In a small bowl, mix together brown sugar, molasses, maple syrup, ginger, cinnamon and cloves. Brush tops of bacon with the molasses mixture.
  • Bake at 400F for 15 minutes. Flip the bacon over. Brush the new tops of bacon with the molasses mixture again. Bake for an additional 10-15 minutes, until bacon is browned and crisp. Watch to make sure bacon does not burn towards the end of the baking time.

Notes

If you use regular cut bacon instead of thick-cut bacon, you may need to reduce the bake time and also double the amount of molasses mixture you use.

Nutrition

Calories: 205kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 254mg | Potassium: 191mg | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 0.6mg