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Coconut Bacon

Coconut Bacon

This is as close as you're going to get to the real thing - salty, sweet, smoky, fatty coconut bacon!
Course Topping
Cuisine American, Vegan
Keyword coconut, coconut flakes, liquid smoke, maple syrup, smoked paprika, soy sauce
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 19kcal
Author Natalie Wiser-Orozco


  • 3 Tablespoons Soy Sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Maple Syrup
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Smoked Paprika
  • 3 Drops Liquid Smoke
  • 1 Cup Flaked Coconut unsweetened


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Mix the soy sauce, maple syrup, liquid smoke, and smoked paprika in a medium bowl, mixing well to thoroughly combine. Add the flaked coconut, and gently fold until all surfaces of the coconut are covered with the sauce. Be careful to not break up the coconut flakes while you do this.
  • Spread evenly on a small sheet pan, and place in the oven. Toss every 3 minutes, until the 10 minutes is up. Bake until the sauce is slightly sticky, about 10 minutes total. If you see them getting very dark, it's time to take them out.
  • Once out of the oven, turn the mixture out onto parchment paper, and separate the flakes the best you can. As they cool, they will harden into crunchy coconut bacon, ready for topping your favorite dishes.


Serving: 2Tablespoons | Calories: 19kcal | Carbohydrates: 5.2g | Protein: 0.7g | Fat: 4.5g | Sodium: 306.5mg | Fiber: 0.9g | Sugar: 3g