Coconut Bacon Wrap

2012-12-31
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  • Yield : 4 Wraps
  • Servings : 4
  • Prep Time : 15m
  • Cook Time : 10m
  • Ready In : 25m

I have been wanting to try using coconut as a bacon replacement in a BLT for a while.  Usually people use shaved coconut.  I only had shredded, but I gave it a whirl anyways.  I was very pleased with the results.  The coconut took on the sweet and smoky flavor from the marinade, and had a great texture in the wrap.  Give it a shot.

Estimated Cost Per Serving: $.95

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Cups of Shredded Coconut
  • 3 Tablespoons of Maple Syrup
  • 2 Teaspoons of Liquid Smoke
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of Smoked Paprika
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of Onion Powder
  • 1 Head of Romaine
  • 1 Avocado
  • 1 Tomato
  • 4 Tortillas

Method

Step 1

Pre heat oven to 350f.

Step 2

Mix syrup, liquid smoke, paprika, garlic, and onion in a medium sized bowl.

Step 3

Place coconut shreds into the syrup mixture and stir until all the coconut is covered.

Step 4

Place cocounut onto a non stick cookie sheet. Spread evenly on the sheet.

Step 5

Bake for 10 minutes or until the coconut is dry. Keep an eye on it though so it does not burn!

Step 6

While coconut is cooking, slice lettuce, avocado, and tomatoes.

Step 7

Remove coconut from oven.

Step 8

Place about 1/4 of coconut on to a tortilla and top with lettuce, avocado, and tomato.

Step 9

Enjoy!

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Recipe Comments

  1. posted by kelly on December 31, 2012

    The only kind of shredded coconut I can ever find is the sweetened kind on the baking aisle. Would this work?

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  2. posted by Trish @ MyBigFatBundt on January 3, 2013

    This is genius! Never could I work up in my own imagination using coconut as a replacement for bacon. I have some and am actually going to try this today. Thanks!!

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  3. posted by Jordan Rinke on January 4, 2013

    I tried this and it was pretty good, but the coconut flavor rang through a bit too much for me. However, I made the syrup for the coconut but instead brushed it on some veggie burgers just before they finished and it was amazing. Great smokey maple bacon-ish flavor. Delicious.

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  4. posted by Jessica on January 4, 2013

    I used organic unsweetened coconut flakes (only 2.99 per bag) and it turned out sooooo yummy!! I am actually having it for lunch today again!!!

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  5. posted by Melanie on January 12, 2013

    This is a great recipe! Just made it for lunch, but used shaved coconut… Was delish!

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  6. posted by Julie on January 29, 2013

    Made these tonight. The family thought I was crazy when I told them what I was making. But they all loved it!! Such a delicious sandwich!!! I used shaved coconut and it was just like crumbled bacon…just sprinkled it on top of all the veggies and wrapped it up…YUMMY!!!

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  7. posted by veganbooklover on February 14, 2013

    We loved this and made it two nights in a row. We only had sweetened coconut, so we’re going to try it again with unsweetened. Aside from being just slightly too sweet, this was super yummy and I was completely shocked at how much it tasted like bacon!

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  8. posted by Sandra S. on March 12, 2013

    I have some unsweetened coconut flakes in my cupboard that i bought by mistake, so i am going to try this today

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  9. posted by Dondi on May 7, 2013

    I cannot wait to try these! So simple and sounds so yummy!

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  10. posted by Toni on July 1, 2013

    I made this for my friends recently and they loved it. I used sweetened and it was a little too sweet for me, but I think it’d be a lot better if I used unsweetened.

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