I am in love with this crispy, sweet and salty goodness and I think you will be too! It is quick and easy to prepare and is a perfect addition to Caesar salad, potato salad, sandwiches, burgers, baked potatoes and so much more. It is also delicious just on its own as a snack. Added bonus: your kitchen smells incredible while it bakes.
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
- 2 cups unsweetened coconut flakes (not shreds)
- 3 tablespoons tamari soy sauce
- 3 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon liquid smoke
- 1 tablespoon avocado oil
- Preheat your oven to 350° Fahrenheit.
- Pour the coconut flakes into a medium sized bowl and break up any clumps. Then, simply pour all of the remaining ingredients into the bowl and stir until each coconut flake is coated relatively evenly.
- Spread a thin, even layer onto a baking tray.
- Bake for approximately 15 minutes, or until golden brown, stirring halfway through. Check the oven often, as these can quickly go from perfect to burnt.
- Let the coconut bacon cool for a while. It gets crispier as it cools.
- Then, do your best not to eat it all at once. Or do eat it all at once, then make some more. It will store well in a baggie in your freezer for future use.
By the way, in case you are wondering, liquid smoke is a liquid seasoning that gives food a lovely savoury smoky taste. It is made in a condenser from the cooled and filtered condensation of smoked wood chips (usually hickory or mesquite). When using liquid smoke, remember that moderation is key. Too much can overpower an entire dish, but when used sparingly, it can be a delightful flavour addition.