The Easiest 3-Ingredient Recipe for Vegan Coconut Bacon

December 21, 2015
by Michelle Pellizzon for Thrive Market
The Easiest 3-Ingredient Recipe for Vegan Coconut Bacon

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.

Make these vegan, Paleo-friendly faux bacon bits and sprinkle them atop baked potatoes, a classic Cobb salad, soup, or even a vegan maple donut (yes, we went there!).

Mixing together the 3 ingredients

Coconut Bacon

3 cups coconut flakes
4 tablespoons Bragg’s Liquid Aminos or gluten-free tamari
2 tablespoons liquid smoke
drizzle of maple syrup


  • 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.B_CoconutBacon-051-blog

Photo credit: Alicia Cho

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