Maple Bacon Grilled Cheese

Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Peanut-Free, Nut-Free, Soy-Free, Fish-Free, Shellfish-Free



Prep Time:

5 Minutes

Cook Time:

50 Minutes






Kristina Koslosky


The Maple Bacon Grilled Cheese is a delicious combination of bread, vegan cheddar cheese, and maple bacon. Our favorite weekend breakfast!


    2 tbsp. maple syrup
    1 tbsp. brown sugar
    1 tsp. balsamic vinegar
    ½ tsp. Dijon mustard
    Pinch of cayenne
    1 lb. thick-cut bacon
    4 vegan cheese slices
    8 white bread slices
    Vegan buttery spread


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. In a small bowl, combine maple syrup, brown sugar, balsamic vinegar, dijon mustard, and a pinch of cayenne.
3. Cover a cookie sheet in aluminum foil. Lay a 1/2 lb. of bacon out, evenly spaced. Use a pastry brush to coat the top side of bacon with the maple syrup mixture. Cook for 10 minutes. Remove bacon from oven, flip, cover other side with maple syrup mixture, and return to oven for another 8-10 minutes. Watch the bacon closely for the last 5 minutes - it can burn easily if unattended. Repeat with other 1/2 pound of bacon.
4. For the grilled cheese sandwiches, spread vegan buttery spread on outside of bread. Layer bread slice, maple bacon (about 3 slices each), a slice of vegan cheese, and bread slice.
5. Cook grilled cheese in a non-stick pan over medium to medium high heat. Flip every 3-5 minutes until each side is golden brown.
    • Stay tuned, new recipes that pair well with this dish will be published soon!
    • Substitute white bread with a whole wheat/whole grain option.
    • Substitute pork based bacon for a leaner option such as turkey bacon.
    • Gluten Free option: Substitute bread with a gluten free bread.
    • Meat Free option: Substitute bacon for a meat-free bacon option.
    • Substitute sugar-free maple syrup for pure maple syrup.
    • Substitute zero-calorie brown sugar for brown sugar.


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