Some people call this Coconut Bacon, but since I have never had real bacon, I have nothing to compare it to… What I do know, is that I love this crunchy, smokey yet a little sweet, delicious coconut – I use it in wraps & sandwiches, on top of mac & cheeze, or just as a snack.. it’s quick to make, doesn’t have many ingredients, and is highly addicting.. !
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 15 minutes
Makes 4 cups
- 200 grams (4 cups) unsweetened large coconut flakes*
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 2 tbsp tamari soy sauce**
- 1 tbsp liquid smoke
- 1 tbsp sesame oil
- ½ tsp ground pepper
*Make sure to use large coconut flakes (like the ones in the photo) – if you use shredded coconut, it will burn quickly.
**Use gluten-free soy sauce for a gluten- free option.
Preheat the oven to 375°F.
In a large bowl, place maple syrup, tamari soy sauce, liquid smoke, sesame oil and ground pepper. Mix well.
Add coconut flakes and mix together, making sure the sauce is thoroughly coating the coconut.
Spread mixture evenly on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, leaving a 1 cm margin around the edges.
Bake for 10 minutes.
After 10 minutes, stir well, and bake for 5 more minutes.
Remove from the oven.
Stir well again, and set aside for 30 minutes, until completely cool.
Store in an airtight container.
Make a delicious CLT (Coconut Lettuce Tomato) sandwich with a dollop of Vegan Mayo
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