Review of Baconish and a Recipe for Vegan Coconut Bacon!

Vegan Coconut Bacon

This recipe will make any vegan-bacon skeptic a true believer. It is my absolute favorite bacon to use for the best BLTs ever. (From Baconish © 2016 by Leinana Two Moons. Used with permission from Vegan Heritage Press.)
Servings 6 servings
Calories 321kcal
Author Kathy Hester


  • 3 tablespoons tamari
  • 1 tablespoon liquid smoke
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 3 cups unsweetened large-flake coconut


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Whisk the tamari, liquid smoke, water, and maple syrup together in a large bowl. Stir in the coconut and mix well to ensure that the flakes are evenly coated.
  • Spread the coconut in an even layer on a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake 10 minutes, then stir. Bake another 8 minutes, keeping a very close eye on the
  • coconut in the last few minutes. The coconut will go from almost done to completely
  • burned very quickly. Remove from the oven when the coconut flakes on the outer edges
  • of the pan are becoming a deep, dark brown, but not black.
  • Place the baking sheet on a cooling rack. The coconut will continue to crisp as it cools.
  • Coconut bacon will keep 1 to 2 weeks in an airtight plastic container, but will become less crisp the longer you store it.
  • Kathy's note: you can always stick the softer coconut bacon back into the oven to crisp it up or use the dehydrator!


Calories: 321kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 26g | Sodium: 525mg | Potassium: 279mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1.8mg