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

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!
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Course: Appetizer, Breakfast, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 12 pieces
Calories: 205kcal
Author: Megan


  • 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


  • 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.


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.


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
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