Coconut Bacon

A wonderful bacon-inspired topper for your snacks and meals. It’s salty, sweet, and smoky made with just a few ingredients. Sprinkle over salad, soups, baked potatoes, creamy pasta or anywhere you want a hint of bacon crunch!
4 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Condiment
Cuisine Global
Servings 12
Calories 122 kcal


  • 200 g unsweetened coconut flakes generous 3 cups
  • 3 Tbsp low sodium tamari or coconut aminos
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tsp hickory liquid smoke


  • Preheat oven to 150°C (300°F). Line an oven tray with baking paper.
  • In a large bowl, combine all ingredients until the coconut is completely coated. This step is easier if you use your hands (and satisfyingly messy!).
  • Spread the coconut bacon on the lined oven tray in an even layer, and place in the oven.
  • Bake for about 14-20 minutes, until deep golden brown, turning once or twice during the baking process, to prevent sticking and clumping. Be careful not to crush the coconut as you turn.
  • Let cool completely - the bacon will firm on cooling.
  • Store airtight at room temperature for up to 1 month. If the coconut bacon becomes soft, return it to the oven to crisp it up again.


The longer you can keep the bacon in the oven the crispier it will get - but be careful not to leave it in too long, it can burn very quickly!
Keyword plant-based

Gabrielle is an evidence-based vegan coach who believes that health transformation begins when you switch to a plant-based diet. Her mission is to help midlife women eat in alignment with who they are and what they value so that they can lead a happier, healthier and more fulfilling life.

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