Coconut bacon – an easy to make and super tasty vegan alternative to bacon
This delicious and easy to make coconut bacon is the perfect alternative to regular bacon for those who do not eat meat or like myself only eat it very rarely. I absolutely love to use it as a crispy and flavorful topping on my soups and salads + as a substitute for the real thing in dishes that calls for bacon. The best part is that it is beyond easy to make and that you can make a big batch to store in the freezer, so you always have veggie bacon on hand!
2 deciliter (equals 0.8 cups) raw coconut chips – buy it right here!
1 tablespoon soy
1 teaspoon liquid smoke – I used this one
2 teaspoons maple syrup
1 teaspoon coconut oil, melted – buy it right here!
A large pinch of smoked paprika
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Start by preheating your oven to 175 c / 350 f. Add the coconut chips to a bowl and set it aside. Add the rest of the ingredients to a bowl and whisk them together, pour the mixture onto the coconut chips and mix until the are completely coated. Pour the coconut chips onto a baking tray lined with baking paper and bake them for 12-14 minutes at 175 c / 350 f. Make sure to keep an eye on them as they burn very easily. I usually turn the parchment paper once or twice to make sure they bake evenly. Serve right away or put it in ziplock bags and store in the freezer until serving, this way it will keep fresh and crispy + the best part is that it does not need to thaw, it is ready to be used right away!