Crispy Coconut Bacon is so incredibly delicious, coconut flakes with a smoky-sweet flavor is an amazing treat to add to your sandwiches, salads, or wherever you need to replace bacon in your recipes!

Coconut Bacon

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What is Coconut Bacon?

For years I have been hearing about coconut bacon recipe. I was never interested in testing a recipe,

I have even seen it sold in health food stores and I just moved along.

It is unsweetened coconut flakes that have seasonings added to taste like real bacon.

Coconut flakes are seasoned and baked until crispy.

Seasonings like soy sauce, smoked paprika, cumin, maple syrup, liquid smoke, smoked salt.

However, ever since I moved to Florida, I have been motivated to create more Southern-style cuisines.

It is amazing how many of the dishes have bacon, ham, smoked turkey neck, etc added to them for a smoky flavor.

I have had great results using smoked paprika, liquid smoke, and bacon made from coconut to achieve that smoky flavor. Like my Southern Fried Cabbage and my Southern Collard Greens.

It is my motivation to recreate the Southern dishes without meat but having a similar taste and texture. You can even sprinkle them bits over your salads.

Coconut Bacon

Some great recipes are online for vegan bacon, check them here. and Southern Fried Cabbage and I plan to add it to my potato salad.

Coconut Bacon on baking sheet

How To Make Coconut Bacon?

Use the large coconut flakes that are unsweetened, you can find them at the health food store or online here. You can find liquid smoke and paprika online as well.

Combine olive oil,  Bragg’s Liquid Aminos, maple syrup, paprika and liquid smoke in a bowl.

Toss with the coconut flakes.

Transfer to a baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes turning halfway.

Coconut Bacon in a white bowl

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(Per 100g)
  • Energy: 45 kcal / 188 kJ
  • Fat: 3 g
  • Protein: 2 g

Cook Time

  • Preparation: 5 min
  • Cooking: 37 min
  • Ready in: 42 min
  • For: 16 Servings



  1. Preheat oven 325 degrees F. Mix olive oil, Bragg's liquid aminos, maple syrup, liquid smoke and paprika in a bowl. Toss with coconut flakes, making sure to coat the flakes evenly
  2. Spread evenly on a prepared baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes turning every 5 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely, the coconut bacon will get crispy when cooled
  3. Store in an airtight container.


Coconut Bacon
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Michelle Blackwood, RN

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.