Is Bacon Gluten Free?

Bacon has become a weekend breakfast staple around these parts. Bacon and eggs, bacon on toast, bacon on its own. There are plenty of ways to prepare it and plenty of reasons to love it, and love it we do. However, with the amount of food allergies in our household – the question needs to be asked.

Bacon, the delicious strip of goodness, is pretty hard to say no too. And for the most part, its pretty natural…. Bacon is usually a combination of pork belly, pepper, salt, sugar, spices, smoke flavor, and nitrates (according to wikipedia). That means it’s generally gluten free.

However, on my most recent expedition to the supermarket, I happened to notice some bacon specifically branded as being gluten free… which made me question is bacon not always gluten free??

It turns out cross contamination can be an issue, so to make sure you’re not going to accidentally ‘gluten’ yourself, err on the side of caution and buy something that’s labelled ‘gluten free’.

Is bacon Gluten free?

For more information about gluten sensitivity, gluten intolerance, celiac’s disease and what foods and other products may or may not contain gluten, check out my fave gluten free resource – and she’s from New Zealand too!

If all this talk of Bacon has made you hungry, check out these bacon flavoured snacks!

Bacon Burger Bites are the low-carb game day app your party desperately needs. Get the recipe from

Bacon Burger Bites via Delish

BLT Cups:

BLT Cups via via Delish

Barbecue Bacon and Chicken Bites - simple, quick delicious chicken smothered in barbecue sauce and wrapped in bacon. It's a new favorite!:

Bacon wrapped BBQ chicken bites via Lillunna

Bacon Brown Sugar Smokies

Bacon brown sugar Smokies via The Best Blog Recipes

Bacon Chips with Guacamole:

Oven-baked Bacon Chips via Buzzfeed

Bacon & Guacamole Fat Bombs - The ultimate keto-friendly snack - high in healthy monounsaturated fats and low in carbs!:

Avocado Bacon Fat Bombs via Keto Diet Blog

Compound butters build on everything we love about butter. That rich and creamy base has been given a savory upgrade. This Bacon Onion Butter has taken rich smooth butter and fortified it with crisp bacon crumbles, caramelized onions, and a savory hint of Worcestershire sauce.:

Onion Bacon Butter!!!! via 4 Sons R Us

Ok, so these recipes may not themselves be exclusively gluten free, so be sure to adapt to suit your diet…

is bacon gluten free?