This easy crunchy Coconut Bacon is smoky, savory, and sweet. Use it on salads, in trail mix, on potatoes, or on sandwiches.
This crispy coconut bacon may not satisfy your cravings for real bacon, but it is a sweet, savory, smoky treat in its own right.
It can be added to salads, sandwiches, or anywhere you would put crispy bacon.
I made an almond bacon recipe ages ago, and decided to use the same ingredients for this coconut bacon since so many people have allergies to certain foods, myself included.
This recipe is a great addition to a trail mix or cereal snack mix.
What Does Vegan Bacon Taste Like?
This Coconut Bacon is crunchy and tastes smoky, sweet and savory.
This is an overview of the ingredients. To see the full list of ingredients with measurements and instructions, see the recipe card at the bottom of this post.
- Coconut chips: For the crunchy texture.
- Tamari: Adds a salty umami flavor. I use low sodium tamari because I like to control the amount of sodium. It is the gluten-free equivalent of soy sauce.
- Maple syrup: For a sweet maple flavor. Balances out the other flavors.
- Liquid smoke: Adds a smoky flavor.
- Apple cider vinegar: Adds a tangy sour flavor. You could also use red wine vinegar or rice vinegar.
- Coconut oil: For baking. Adds flavor.
- Paprika: Adds a spicy smoky flavor.
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In a bowl stir together liquid smoke, paprika, tamari, maple syrup, apple cider vinegar, and coconut oil. Heat the marinade over the stovetop or in the microwave, if the coconut oil is solid.
Add coconut chips and mix thoroughly. Spread on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Bake until crispy.
This vegan coconut bacon recipe will last several weeks in an airtight container in the pantry at room temperature or fridge.
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- Preheat oven to 325°F.
- Mix all ingredients together except sliced coconut chips. Heat on stove or in microwave for 20-30 seconds if coconut oil is solid.
- Add coconut chips and mix thoroughly. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet.
- Bake at 325°F for 10 minutes, flip, and bake for 10 minutes more, or until crispy.
*Note: Nutrition information should be considered an estimate only. Different nutrition calculators give you different results.