Crispy Coconut Bacon

5 Oct

If you enjoy bacon but not the part about it coming from a pig, you are in luck because there are various tasty alternatives available (one such version is my Tofaken). The latest craze, however, is coconut bacon. People go cuckoo for this stuff and I can understand why. While coconut flakes pack a lot of calories and fat, they are also low in carbohydrates and high in fiber (source).

To further boost the nutritional value of this coconut bacon, these crispy little guys are seasoned with liquid aminos (which boasts 16 different amino acids) and practically melt in your mouth. They make an excellent addition to nearly any salad, sandwich or wrap, and can even be enjoyed by themselves. Enjoy!

Coconut Bacon

Crispy Coconut Bacon
Yields 1 cup

1/4 cup liquid aminos
1 teaspoon pure maple syrup
1/4 teaspoon liquid smoke
1 cup dried, unsweetened coconut flakes
oil for the pan

Place first three ingredients in a small bowl and mix until combined. Add coconut flakes and stir to coat. Cover with plastic wrap and allow to marinate for 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 300° F. Grease a large baking sheet with oil.

Evenly spread marinated coconut flakes on prepared baking sheet and spray with oil. Bake in preheated oven for 30-40 minutes, or until desired crispness is achieved. Remove and allow to cool before consuming.

4 Responses to “Crispy Coconut Bacon”

  1. Angela Nunez October 5, 2014 at 3:57 pm #

    What a joy, Meg!! We’ve been making these for years!! Only differences are that we use maple flavored agave, warm the liquids slightly before adding the coconut (the coconut absorbs the flavors while lot better) and put the flakes in a cooling rack to bake in the oven. Everything else is the same.

    • megmeister October 5, 2014 at 4:02 pm #

      Nice! Great minds think alike.😉 Thank you for the tips, Angela!

  2. jwheelerins October 8, 2014 at 9:20 pm #

    Crispy Coconut Bacon sounds great. My children love bacon and do I. This is the additional recipe to have a try. Thanks for posting.

    • megmeister October 16, 2014 at 7:41 am #

      My pleasure! I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I do. =)

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