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!

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Coconut Bacon [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

Ingredients

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

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  2. Combine liquid smoke, liquid aminos, 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.

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Nutritional Information

Total Calories: 1450 | Total Carbs: 70 g | Total Fat: 140 g | Total Protein: 16 g | Total Sodium: 1092 g | Total Sugar: 27 g Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.