Everyone’s Favourite Snack is Made Vegan With This Spicy Plant-Based Jerky

mushroom plant-based jerky on yellow serving tray
10 min
1h 30 min
2-4 servings

If you’re craving a delicious plant-based jerky with a kick, this mushroom jerky is for you. This Can You Vegan It? recipe takes traditional mushroom jerky up a notch by adding the flavourful and spicy addition of jerk marinade. All of the delicious flavours of scotch bonnet pepper, thyme and allspice are concentrated in that spoonful of store-bought marinade and make this recipe super, super simple and easy to prepare.

Whether you’re plant-based or not, the flavours are sure to make you a fan. The best part is a dehydrator is not essential to get a delicious jerky. All you need is a baking tray and some parchment paper. Serve up this mushroom treat with your grain bowls, breakfast sandwiches, salads or on its own as a snack!

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Like Eden’s plant-based jerky? Try her vegan sloppy Joe sliders or her cardamom teff apple muffins.



Tbsp liquid aminos or soy sauce
Tbsp maple syrup
Tbsp apple cider vinegar
Tbsp jerk marinade
tsp smoked paprika
medium portobello mushrooms



Rest time: 6 hours.

mushroom plant-based jerky on baking tray
Step 1

In a bowl, whisk together the liquid aminos, maple syrup, apple cider vinegar, jerk marinade and smoked paprika. Then set aside.

Step 2

Clean portobello mushrooms and slice into ½-inch pieces.

Step 3

Place the mushrooms into a bowl and pour marinade over the slices. Mix to ensure that each slice is evenly coated. Cover and refrigerate overnight or for at least 6 hours.

Step 4

Preheat oven to 250°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place marinated mushroom slices on the sheet, ensuring the slices are not crowded.

mushrooms in bowl and on roasting pan
Step 5

Bake mushrooms for about 1 ½ hours, be sure to check on it halfway through and adjust time if needed.

Step 6

Enjoy in your next grain bowl, breakfast sandwich or on its own as a snack.

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