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Coconut Bacon

Make bacon out of coconut?  Insanity!  But it’s true, and it’s bloody delicious.  This follows on from my previous recipe Tempacon, because I went on a bit of a bacon bender recently.

While the Tempacon is great as a stand-alone ‘bacon’ and on sandwiches, the Coconut bacon is great as a ‘Bacon Bits’ substitute in salads and wraps.  So whatever your bacon fancy, Cruelty Free Recipes has you covered 😉

Coconut Bacon

Coconut Bacon


  • 1¾ cups flaked coconut
  • 3 tsp liquid smoke
  • 1½ tsp tamari
  • 1½ tsp pure maple syrup (I used coconut nectar)
  • 1½ tsp water
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika (optional – I didn’t add it)


  • Preheat oven to 160c.
  • Combine liquid smoke, tamari, maple syrup, and water in a large mixing bowl.
  • Pour in flaked coconut, using a wooden spoon to gently toss the coconut in the liquid mixture.  If adding smoked paprika, add and toss to coat evenly.
  • Once the coconut is evenly coated, pour it onto a non-stick baking sheet and slide it the oven. Bake for 20-25 min, using a spatula to flip the ‘bacon’ about every 5 minutes so it cooks evenly.  This stuff WILL burn if you’re not keeping an eye on it and regularly flipping it, so please do.
  • Coconut bacon can be stored in a sealed bag or container for up to a week, refrigerator optional.


Categories: Light Meals, Side Dishes, Snacks, Weird Stuff | Tags: , | 3 Comments

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