In Baconish by Leinana Two Moons, learn to make vegan bacon from eggplant, tofu, coconut, and more, and enjoy BLTs, Cobb Salads, and Elvis Cupcakes! Learn more by visiting www.veggiessavetheday.com, or pin and save for later!

Coconut Bacon

This recipe will make any vegan-bacon skeptic a true believer. It is my absolute favorite bacon to use for the best BLTs ever.
Course Ingredient
Cuisine vegan
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 187 kcal
Author Leinana Two Moons

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Whisk the tamari, liquid smoke, water, and maple syrup together in a large bowl. Stir in the coconut and mix well to ensure that the flakes are evenly coated.
  2. Spread the coconut in an even layer on a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake 10 minutes, then stir. Bake another 8 minutes, keeping a very close eye on the coconut in the last few minutes. The coconut will go from almost done to completely burned very quickly. Remove from the oven when the coconut flakes on the outer edges of the pan are becoming a deep, dark brown, but not black.
  3. Place the baking sheet on a cooling rack. The coconut will continue to crisp as it cools. Coconut bacon will keep 1 to 2 weeks in an airtight plastic container, but will become less crisp the longer you store it.

Recipe Notes

From Baconish © 2016 by Leinana Two Moons. Used with permission from Vegan Heritage Press.

Nutrition Facts
Coconut Bacon
Amount Per Serving
Calories 187 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Sodium 620mg 26%
Potassium 202mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 10g 3%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 5g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin C 1.9%
Calcium 1.3%
Iron 7.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.