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Coconut Bacon [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

It's a great addition to salads, sandwiches, soups...even desserts! But don't let me fool you-its addictive. You'll get to the point where you'll barely be able to walk by a bag without grabbing a handful of the stuff...or is that just me? The recipe is super easy to make, and a great way to teach non-vegans that we make damn good food too!

Coconut Bacon

This Recipe is :

Dairy FreeVegan


  • 3 1/2 cups flaked coconut
  • 2 tablespoons liquid smoke
  • 1 tablespoon Braggs liquid aminos or soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Combine liquid smoke, braggs, maple syrup, and water in a large mixing bowl. Pour in flaked coconut, using a wooden spoon to gently toss the coconut in the liquid mixture. If adding smoked paprika, add and toss to coat evenly. Once the coconut is evenly coated, pour it onto a non-stick baking sheet and slide it the oven. Bake for 20-25 minutes, using a spatula to flip the ‘bacon’ about every 5 minutes so it cooks evenly. This stuff WILL burn if you’re not keeping an eye on it and regularly flipping it, so please do. Coconut bacon can be stored in a sealed bag or container for up to a month, refrigerator optional.






I'm Amber, the author of Fettle Vegan. I made the transition to a plant-based diet about six years ago. I was born and raised in a town in Maine and grew up eating an omnivorous diet, feasting on plants and animals we grew and harvested ourselves. These days, Alex and I live in Long Beach, California with our Pit Bull Maddie. I do the cooking and the photographing, he does the taste-testing and social media. We make a great team!



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305 comments on “Coconut Bacon [Vegan, Gluten-Free]”

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Alison Kiedio Ragan-Hyatt
9 Months Ago

Oh no you didn't...

Elaine Cahn
9 Months Ago

Ridiculous, trading one carcinogen for another!

Marge Garris
9 Months Ago

Sweet Earth Benevolent Bacon is fantastic tasting! Try it.

Carol Dobson-Zubrin
9 Months Ago

Any other thing we can use besides liquid smoke? This study just came out...:( http://m.hopkinsmedicine.org/news/media/releases/cancer_biologists_find_dna_damaging_toxins_in_common_plant_based_foods

Angie Martindale
9 Months Ago

Adam Sepulveda gotta make it soon

Chesaree Rollins
9 Months Ago

Hello All - I am planning a free tasting for a gluten-free venture that I am launching in the Chicagoland area. I am inviting a select group of Celiac's and Gluten Intolerant folks to attend. I have not set a date/time yet, but it will be within the next two months. If you are interested in attending, please send an email to [email protected] and I will keep you posted. Thanks!

Gisele Flamand
9 Months Ago

Fernando A Martinez Aguilar... estoy tratando de encontrar soluciones

Fernando A Martinez Aguilar
27 Oct 2015

Nooooo esto es una aberración! Un insulto al marrano y a su tocino

Gisele Flamand
27 Oct 2015

Jajajaja... calma!... es solo una alternativa...

Joelle Kernech
9 Months Ago

Everything have cancer in it if we where listening to everything that contain it we will die of hunger so we will all die anyway so stop with all those kind of thing

Markus Mörlund
9 Months Ago

Vegan, Ok. Gluten-Free, Ok. Cancer-Free? Hm, so you say that if you eat this you will not have cancer?

Beth Ruffman
9 Months Ago

wake up..savage!!!!


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