Coconut Bacon Recipe {Vegan Bacon Bits!}

Coconut that tastes like bacon?! Oh heck yea! Learn how to make this delicious crispy coconut bacon recipe; perfect for salad toppers or snacking.

coconut bacon in white dish

Coconut bacon… I’m either a genius or insane. You be the judge!

Coconut bacon is a great plant-based recipe that has the smokey and sweet flavors of traditional bacon without any animal products. The texture of toasted coconut flakes makes the best crispy bacon texture too, making this recipe worth drooling over.

ingredients for coconut bacon

Ingredients in coconut bacon

mixing coconut bacon in mixing bowl

How to make coconut bacon

  1. Mix together the coconut flakes, tamari, maple syrup, liquid smoke, apple cider vinegar, and paprika
  2. Spread evenly onto a baking sheet and bake for 15-17 minutes

Tip: You want to mix the coconut baking frequently to prevent burning

coconut bacon on baking sheet

What to eat with coconut bacon

Coconut bacon makes a healthy salty and crunchy vegan snack on its own. Coconut bacon also great on salads or even topping tofu scramble.

Use coconut bacon as a savory topping for potatoes, hummus, or casserole dishes too!

How long does coconut bacon keep?

This recipe will keep in an airtight container at room temperate for about a week or in the fridge for up to a month.

vegan coconut bacon in white dish

If you’ve ever craved bacon and don’t want to eat the real deal, coconut bacon is the answer!

This recipe is:

  • Vegan
  • Easy to make
  • Crunchy
  • Crispy
  • Salty
  • Smokey

hand grabbing coconut bacon from dish

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Try topping a vegan cobb salad with coconut bacon!

Easy Coconut Bacon Recipe

Learn how to make coconut bacon! Vegan bacon bits that are perfect for salads, or a healthy salty snack.
5 from 3 votes
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: American, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: coconut bacon, vegan salty snack
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 17 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes
Servings: 2 cups
Calories: 150kcal
Author: Amanda



  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Mix together coconut flakes with coconut aminos, liquid smoke, maple syrup, apple cider vinegar, and paprika.
  • Spread coconut onto a lined baking sheet. Bake for 17 minutes; stirring every 5 minutes to prevent burning.


Coconut bacon recipe adapted from Jessica in the Kitchen


Serving: 1g | Calories: 150kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 2.5g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Sodium: 252mg | Potassium: 18mg | Fiber: 4.1g | Sugar: 1.6g | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg

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6 thoughts on “Coconut Bacon Recipe {Vegan Bacon Bits!}”

  1. 5 stars
    I am so intrigued!!! I’m about 90% vegetarian and DF, so I can’t wait to try these vegan bacon bites. I can barely imagine how you turn coconut flakes into bacon, but I trust you and am totally trying this recipe this weekend.

  2. 5 stars
    This is such a clever way to get bacon flavor without the meat! I’ve recently cut most pork out of my diet so I am looking forward to trying this.


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