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Smoky Coconut Bacon

2012-04-26
  • Yield : 3 1/2 Cups
  • Servings : 14 - 1/4 Cup Servings
  • Prep Time : 5m
  • Cook Time : 15m
  • Ready In : 20m

I keep hearing of coconut bacon and decided to try making my own. After consulting a couple recipes for the general idea, I came up with this – savory, smoky flakes perfect for topping a salad, making a delightful BLT (CBLT?) or tossing into a vegan frittata!

If you don’t have coconut oil or coconut sugar on hand, the substitutions work  nicely.

Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 C. unsweetened coconut (preferably large-flake)
  • 2 T. light soy sauce
  • 1 T. anchovy-free Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 T. liquid smoke
  • 1 T. melted coconut oil (or canola oil)
  • 2 T. coconut sugar (or brown sugar)

Method

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350F.

Step 2

Pour coconut into a medium mixing bowl. Add remaining ingredients and mix well, until coconut is consistently coated.

Step 3

Pour coconut onto a large baking sheet, along with any remaining marinade, distributing evenly on pan. Bake for about 15 minutes, stirring every five minutes, until bacon is browned. (Keep a close eye because coconut goes from golden to blackened quickly!)

Step 4

Remove from oven, allow to cool completely and store in an airtight container.

Loves baking, gardening and preparing delicious, compassionate meals for her vegan family of four.

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