How To Make Coconut Bacon (Gluten Free & Vegan)

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  • 1/2-1 tablespoon liquid smoke, depending on taste
  • 1 tablespoon Tamari
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/2 tablespoon water
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened flaked coconut
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspooon freshly ground black pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F with a rack in the center position.
  2. In a mixing bowl combine the liquid smoke, Tamari, maple syrup, and water; beat with a whisk to mix well. Toss in the coconut and stir until all of the liquid has been absorbed into the coconut. Sprinkle the paprika and black pepper over the coconut flakes and stir to combine.
  3. Spread the seasoned coconut flakes in an even layer onto the sheet pan and place into the preheated oven. Cook the coconut for 15-20minutes, stirring every 5 minutes until the coconut is dark in color, it will closely resemble the color and look of crumbled bacon.
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