Coconut Fakin’ Bacon

Coconut Fakin’ Bacon Recipe

By Hot For Food

🔪Prep Time: 15 minutes

👩‍🍳Cook Time: 20 minutes


3 C flaked unsweetened coconut

1/4 C low-sodium soy sauce or tamari

1 tbsp liquid smoke

2 tbsp maple syrup

1 tsp smoked paprika

sea salt, to taste


1Preheat the oven to 325°F.

2In a mixing bowl, whisk low-sodium soy sauce or tamari, liquid smoke, maple syrup, and smoked paprika together. You can adjust any of the measurements to make it smokier, saltier, or sweeter. It might just be a matter of preference for some people.

3Add the flaked coconut into the mixture and lightly toss with a spoon to coat evenly.

4Spread out evenly onto a baking sheet (or 2) heavily greased with coconut oil or lined with parchment paper. Bake for 20 minutes but toss the mixture on the sheet every 5 minutes. Make sure you set the timer so you don’t forget and burn the whole batch (which I may have done before!).

5Sprinkle with sea salt right out of the oven and remove the coconut fakin’ bacon from the baking sheet, which is so hot it will continue to brown. Dump it onto a large plate or another baking sheet to cool.

6Store in an air tight container or jar and use it on everything… kale caesar salad, avocado on toast, a bacon mushroom melt, or even maple bacon scones! The possibilities are endless.

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