The 3-Ingredient Recipe for Vegan Coconut Bacon

The upsides of eating a vegan diet often include more energy, clearer skin, and less exposure to toxins. The downside? No bacon. Ever. Again.

If the proposition of a bacon-less existence is the only thing holding you back from totally transitioning to a plant-based diet, we’ve got good news: coconut bacon is real, and easy to make at home.

Baking coconut flakes gives the same crunch of a brunch-worthy bacon strip, and the combo of liquid aminos and liquid smoke add the ubiquitous salty-smoky flavor associated with cured pork belly.  

Make these vegan, Paleo-friendly faux bacon bits and sprinkle them atop baked potatoes, a classic Cobb salad, soup, or even a vegan maple donut (yes, we went there!).

Coconut Bacon

3 cups coconut flakes
4 tablespoons Bragg’s Liquid Aminos or gluten-free tamari
2 tablespoons liquid smoke
drizzle of raw honey


  • In a bowl, combine all ingredients until coconut flakes are completely coated.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 F. Line a baking pan with parchment paper, and lay flakes evenly over the pan.
  • Bake for 12 to 14 minutes, tossing occasionally. Let cool, then store in the fridge for up to seven days or in the freezer indefinitely.

Written by Michelle Pellizzon, and reposted with permission from Thrive Market.

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Lynn F.
Lynn F3 years ago

These look tasty to sprinkle on bake potatoes or soup.

Siyus Copetallus
Siyus C3 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Muff-Anne York-Haley

I could care less if I ever ate bacon!

Nell N.
Past Member 3 years ago

If you are vegan, why it has to look or seem as bacon?

Steve A.
Steve A3 years ago

Why do vegan's think it's a good ideal to abort palm trees?

CLAUDE Hennie3 years ago

Why should I replace bacon that I already don't eat ?

CLAUDE Hennie3 years ago

Thanks, but no thanks !

James Maynard
James Maynard3 years ago

I'm finding the comments quite interesting....

Jennifer Manzi
Jennifer Manzi3 years ago

ew I won't be making this but tyfs

Natalie Gagnon
Natalie Gagnon3 years ago

I think I will try this because no animal is suffering. With maple sirup instead of honey. I love coconut all the way.