A TikToker has left many impressed after transforming a simple piece of bread into ‘bacon’.

Magician Rajon Lynch, who is known as RJ The Magician, shared his magical recipe in a TikTok video, where he can be seen turning a piece of bread into vegan bacon.

“This bacon is fake and I made it in 15 minutes,” he said in the now-viral TikTok video.

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He wrote that it is ‘honestly better than a lot of bacon that I’ve had and its made out of one piece of bread.’

The recipe is easy to follow, requiring you to flatten a piece of bread, soaking it in a special marinade, and then frying it in a pan.

“If you have a piece of bread, you can make at least some version of this,” he said.

If you are wondering how he came up with the recipe, Lynch explained that the idea came to him and he wondered why he can’t turn bread into bacon because it is squishy, absorbent and can be made crispy.

“I was in bed the other day and I was like, why can’t I just make bacon out of bread. It gets compact, it’s squishy, it’s absorbent. It’ll absorb anything you put in it. And it’s made to get crispy,” he explained.

To make what Lynch has dubbed ’breakin’, you need to flatten a slice of bread with a roller and then cut it into strips and flatten again.

Then each piece gets coated in a mix of Tabasco Chipotle Pepper Sauce, Colgin Liquid Smoke, maple syrup, olive oil, paprika, soy sauce, garlic powder, and MSG or nutritional yeast.

Next, you fry each strip in oil and vegan butter in a pan.

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“It’s gonna cook fast, but you want it to cook low. Put it on low or medium heat and let it sit for like ten seconds. Flip a lot,” he explained.

The bread should begin to brown and eventually take on the colour of cooked bacon.

Finally, Lynch takes a strip out of the pan and lays it across three forks turned on their sides to give it a bacon-like ‘curve.’

“It’s literally almost like candied bacon. This is the best thing I’ve ever created,“ Lynch said.

The recipe has earned quite a lot of reaction on social media, and while some sceptics insist that only bacon is bacon, others are grateful for the idea.

@rjthemagican Honestly better than a lot of bacon that I’ve had and its made out of 1 piece of bread 👀. When this blows up remember I started it😂 #breakin #vegan ♬ Ariana Grande / Doja cat / Megan Thee Stallion Type Beat(969753) – RYOTA KATO

“You are a genius omfg,“ one user wrote.

“Oh this I’m gonna try and I’m not even vegan,” another added.

Here is the full recipe:

Ingredients for vegan bread ‘bacon’

Sliced bread

¼ cup soy sauce

¼ cup maple syrup

3 tablespoons olive oil

1 teaspoon garlic powder

½ teaspoon paprika

Pinch of MSG or nutritional yeast

Splashes of liquid smoke

Splashes of Tabasco Chipotle Pepper Sauce

Source: Rajon Lynch