The upsides of eating a vegan diet often include more energy, clearer skin, and less exposure to toxins. The downside? No bacon. Ever. Again.
If the proposition of a bacon-less existence is the only thing holding you back from totally transitioning to a plant-based diet, we’ve got good news: coconut bacon is real, and easy to make at home.
Baking coconut flakes gives the same crunch of a brunch-worthy bacon strip, and the combo of liquid aminos and liquid smoke add the ubiquitous salty-smoky flavor associated with cured pork belly.
- In a bowl, combine all ingredients until coconut flakes are completely coated.
- Preheat the oven to 350 F. Line a baking pan with parchment paper, and lay flakes evenly over the pan.
- Bake for 12 to 14 minutes, tossing occasionally. Let cool, then store in the fridge for up to seven days or in the freezer indefinitely.
Photo credit: Alicia Cho