Crunchy, Smoky…Vegan?! Coconut Bacon

updated May 2, 2019
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Do you not want to just reach into the computer and grab a handful of these crispy coconut chips? So-called fake meat bacon substitutes don’t normally hold much allure for us, but this recipe from Fettle Vegan…this is different. This could be a game changer.

Amber from Fettle Vegan has developed a simple formula for this faux-bacon: wide coconut flakes tossed with liquid smoke, soy sauce, and maple syrup, and baked until crispy. If the results taste even half as good as this combination sounds, we’re in business.

This would make an easy and healthy alternative to frying up bacon for many of our favorite dishes, whether or not you’re vegan. Soups garnishes, salad toppers, even vegan BLTs are possibilities here. I also can’t stop thinking about savory granola and batches of crunchy trail mix.

Get the Recipe: Coconut Bacon from Fettle Vegan

What do you think? Do you give this faux-bacon a thumbs up?