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Will wonders never cease? I just ran across a recipe for homemade vegan bacon, using coconut as its base. I don’t usually do this, but here’s the recipe:

3 large handfuls of bulk coconut
1 tablespoon
liquid smoke
2 tablespoons soy sauce/ tamari
1 tablespoon water
1 tablespoon maple syrup (option


Place coconut in a shallow baking pan.  Mix other ingredients together and coat coconut well. Cook in preheated 400 degree oven until crispy. It will get crispier after it cools. Use in sandwiches or salads as a vegan bacon substitute. May be kept in sealed container for several days.

And here’s a photo of this treat in a vegan BLT wrap. Amazing. People have big old brains sometimes. Looking for more ways to create faux meat products at home? You can probably find them on


  • Michelleinhawaii says:

    Hope that tastes good! 🙂

    We use young to mature coconuts all the time at home on the big island as vegan bacon…
    but I dont like the taste of coconut flakes. 🙂

    The difference would be a little akin to fresh vs potted meats?
    Before we ever read anything about cafes using coco meat in blts, we noticed that fried rubbery meat, tasted like-the pig stuff! No cafe, noone else we know of eats it that way.

    Getting the rubbery style meat is important for mouth feel. The flake stuff smells super coconuty and too sweet, (they might be sourcing thai coconuts?) whereas the fresh is mild and naturally savory.

  • Comeonovertotheveganside says:

    Thanks for posting this dlish recipe! Cruchy, salty and smokey, without the carcass! Yeah!
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