Smoky Coconut Bacon2012-04-26
- 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.
- 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)
Preheat oven to 350F.
Pour coconut into a medium mixing bowl. Add remaining ingredients and mix well, until coconut is consistently coated.
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!)
Remove from oven, allow to cool completely and store in an airtight container.