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Easy Coconut Bacon

This Easy Coconut Bacon is the vegan (and gluten-free) alternative to "real bacon"! Made with coconut flakes, soy sauce, liquid smoke, and maple syrup, this recipe is so easy and ready in just 15 minutes!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: coconut bacon, gluten free coconut bacon, vegan coconut bacon
Servings: 16 tablespoons
Calories: 39kcal


  • 1 cup large unsweetened flaked coconut (not regular shredded coconut!)
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce or gluten free alternative
  • 1 tablespoon liquid smoke
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup not pancake syrup


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
  • Whisk together soy sauce, liquid smoke, and maple syrup.
  • Toss flaked coconut and sauce together and place onto prepared baking sheet.
  • Make sure the coconut is in a thin layer.
  • Bake for 6-12 minutes, stirring halfway through.
  • Remove from the oven and let rest for 5-10 minutes, so the "bacon" can dry out and crisp up a bit!
  • Serve immediately!



Serving: 1tablespoon | Calories: 39kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 67mg | Potassium: 34mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 0.2mg