You are going to absolutely love this 5 ingredient vegan coconut bacon recipe that takes just 15 minutes to make. We keep our pantry stocked so that we always have some coconut bacon hand to add to vegan eggs, breakfast tacos, pizza, salads and more!
This post was originally published May 2017; updated March 2023.
When people decide to make the switch to a vegan or vegetarian diet, it seems like bacon is often a difficult food to give up! Luckily, there are tons of great vegan bacon options available in the store as well as this super simple vegan coconut bacon. With just 5 ingredients, you can recreate the flavor of the real thing.
Once you make your coconut bacon, make sure to try it out on one of these recipes: strawberry spinach salad, vegan tofu scramble, or vegan broccoli cheddar soup.
Step One: Add all of the ingredients to a large bowl and stir well with a spoon so that all the coconut flakes are evenly coated with the seasoning.
Step Two: Spread the coconut bacon into a single layer onto a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 7 minutes, stir, and then bake another 5-7 minutes until golden brown. Allow to cool to room temperature before serving and storing in an airtight container.
There are so many ways to enjoy this delicious vegan bacon recipe with a variety of different dishes. Here are just a handful of my favorite ways to use it:
Coconut bacon tastes salty, smoky, and a little sweet just like regular bacon. To achieve those flavors with pantry ingredients, you’ll use soy sauce (salty), liquid smoke + smoked paprika (smoky), and sweet (maple syrup).
Coconut bacon is super simple to make at home with just 6 simple ingredients: coconut flakes, soy sauce, liquid smoke, paprika, maple syrup, and black pepper.
Yes, you can still make this coconut bacon without liquid smoke. Just omit the liquid smoke and use 3 tablespoons of soy sauce. To add some smoky flavor without the liquid smoke, use smoked paprika.
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You are going to absolutely love this 5 ingredient vegan coconut bacon that takes just 15 minutes to make. We keep our pantry stocked so that we always have some coconut bacon hand to add to vegan eggs, breakfast tacos, pizza, salads and more!
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Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Add all the ingredients to a bowl and stir to coat coconut flakes in the seasoning. Bake for 7 minutes, stir, and then bake another 5-7 minutes until browned.
Allow to cool completely before serving and storing.
Serving: 1serving | Calories: 74kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Sodium: 103mg | Potassium: 71mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 41IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.4mg
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