vegan breakfast toast with tomato and hummus

Vegan Mushroom Bacon Breakfast Toast (Gluten Free)

  • Author: Lindsay Cotter
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 5 1x


Mushroom Bacon Breakfast Toast with hummus! A plant-based, gluten free breakfast recipe that will transform the way you think of toast!



For the Smoky Vegan Bacon (Mushroom Bacon)

  • 1 1/4 cup or 6 ounces finely diced or chopped mushrooms (shiitake or oyster mushrooms work best). For quick crispier mushroom bacon, use dried mushrooms.
  • Olive oil to drizzle
  • kosher salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika and/or 1 tsp liquid smoke
  • 1/8 tsp onion powder or garlic powder (or pinch of both!)
  • 1 tsp coconut sugar or maple syrup

For the breakfast toast –

  • 45 pieces Gluten free whole grain bread –
  • 1/2 c + plain hummus or garlic hummus (Sabra)
  • Grape or cherry tomatoes
  • Chopped Herbs (fresh parsley or basil to top)
  • kosher salt and pepper
  • Olive oil to drizzle

Other Optional toppings –

    • Nutritional yeast  “for Cheesy” taste
    • Large sea salt flakes or smoked sea salt flakes
    • Crushed red pepper flakes
    • Cracked black pepper or peppercorns


FIRST: See instructions for making toast to save time on meal prep in the oven! 

For the smoky mushroom vegan bacon:

  • Preheat oven to 375 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, or well oiled the sheet pan.
  • Finely chop the mushrooms into smaller pieces and place on sheet in a single layer.  Drizzle 1 tsp olive oil on top of mushrooms and season with kosher salt and optional pepper.
  • Place mushroom in the oven and bake for 12- 15 minutes. After 12- 15 minutes, remove from the oven and toss or carefully flip mushrooms over.  Return mushrooms to the oven and continue cooking until browned and crispy, about 12-15 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven. Place mushrooms in a bowl or plate and blot the oil off. Then toss with coconut sugar or maple syrup, garlic and/or onion powder, smoked paprika, and optional liquid smoke. Return mushroom back to the pan and in the oven to caramelize. about 5 minutes longer.
  • Remove and set aside for breakfast toast topping.

Make your breakfast toast – 

  • Before returning the mushrooms to the oven the second time, prep the a sheet pan with your toast and tomatoes. Oil the pan and place toast on top and tomatoes in a foil pack or on another pan. The toast and the tomatoes pan will be placed on top or bottom rack. All can cook in the oven at the same time I like to place the toast and tomatoes in a separate pan and bake with the last 10 minutes. The tomatoes will blister and soften. The toast will brown.
  • After the toast and mushrooms are ready, layer your ingredients.
  • Spread 2 tablespoons of hummus on each piece of toast, then add a few blistered tomatoes, followed by vegan mushroom bacon bits, herbs, and cracked pepper, sea salt.
  • Repeat for each piece of toast.


  • Category: breakfast
  • Method: toast/bake
  • Cuisine: american fusion

Keywords: toast, breakfast, vegan, bacon, vegan bacon, hummus, gluten free, healthy