VG Vegetarian

Coconut Bacon

Whether you’re vegan or not, this coconut bacon is a MUST TRY!! Such a fun, healthy, plant-based option that’s such a tasty sub for traditional bacon!

Prep: 5 minsCook: 13 minsTotal: 18 mins


  • 3 cups unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce (or tamrai for gluten free)
  • 2 tablespoons liquid smoke
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar
  • sprinkle sea salt
  • sprinkle pepper
  • sprinkle paprika
  • sprinkle garlic powder


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Place the coconut flakes, soy sauce, liquid smoke, agave, salt, pepper, paprika, and garlic powder in a bowl.
  3. Gently toss everything together until the coconut is completely coated.
  4. Scoop the coconut out of the bowl, leaving behind any excess liquid.
  5. Spread the coated flakes out on a lined baking sheet and place it in the oven for 10 minutes.
  6. Use a spatula to mix up the flakes, spreading them out in a single layer. Pop them back in the oven for 2 minutes. Keep a watchful eye because they go from perfect to burnt REALLY quickly.
  7. Turn the oven off and open the door. Allow the coconut bacon to stay in the oven and cool there. It’ll crisp up more on the pan.
  8. Keep checking on the bacon to make sure it’s not getting burnt.
  9. If the coconut bacon is sufficiently crisp after the 12-13 minutes in the oven, you can remove it completely from the oven and allow it to cool in the pan.


Per serving (1/4 cup): Calories 107; Fat 10.0g (Sat 9.0g); Protein 1.3g; Carb 5.6g (net carbs 3.6g); Fiber 2.0g; Sodium 235mg

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