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coconut fakin' bacon

Coconut fakin' bacon is a wondrous substitute that's easy and cheap to make at home.

Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword coconut, coconut bacon, fakin' bacon, vegan bacon
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 3 cups
Author Lauren Toyota



  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F. 

  2. In 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.

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

  4. Spread 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!).

  5. Sprinkle 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.
  6. Store 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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