Bacon is life if you are on a Keto diet. You’re probably thinking that I’m making no sense when I call a recipe “brown sugar” and “sugar free” but this is Keto world and it’s possible to have your candied bacon and eat it too! OK, not funny – I tried!

If you’ve never put brown sugar on bacon, you have missed out on one of the best flavors in the world. It’s so good you’ll think there’s trickery involved. Nothing can be THIS good. Once you try it, you won’t eat bacon plain again. And you don’t want to miss out on this just because you’re low carb living.

Using a Sugar Free Bacon

We’re big fans of Appleton Farms bacon with NO sugar. You can find it at Aldi (so the price is right too!). Did you know many bacons have sugar in it? As always on the Keto diet, you have to read labels and look for hidden sugars.

Swerve Brown Sugar 

I can’t begin to tell you how Swerve changed my life. I can get the taste of real sugar – to me there’s no aftertaste like stevia or monkfruit, although some people have said it does to them and they prefer other options. Swerve is erythritol, an all natural sweetener. 

The texture of the Swerve is the same as regular brown sugar, so you’ll find it spreads on the bacon in clumps. That’s OK. It bakes fine! You don’t need much, but you can season to taste. If you liike more, add more. And you can place your bacon slices close together since they shrivel up. Mine above are too far apart. Some people add a little maple sugar too and this Keto friendly maple sugar option would be perfect for that.

I bake my bacon in the oven. It takes about 20 minutes at 350 degrees for most brands. If your bacon is thicker, you may want to cook it for a few more minutes. You’ll know when it’s done by the look. And watch out – it’s going to rock your world. Trickery, I tell you! It’s not of this world. This is my new “anytime of the day or night snack”

How do you make this devil bacon? 

Brown Sugar Bacon that is Keto / Sugar Free

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes



  1. Lay strips of bacon on a baking pan lined with aluminum foil
  2. Lay them close together - they will shrink up, so there's plenty of room
  3. Lightly spread / sprinkle the Swerve brown sugar on each strip
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes (a few minutes longer for thick bacon)

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