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Coconut "Bacon"

Coconut "Bacon"

I have heard of premade coconut bacon being available for purchase, but since I already had large flake coconut on hand, I figured it would be easy enough to make myself. The results were so good, I was worried that I wouldn’t have any left to actually top the cupcakes with. While I can’t tell you what “real” bacon tastes like, I found the flavor of the coconut bacon to be very similar to veggie bacon (not vegan), which is what I grew up on. It sure was nice to find such an easy replacement to a childhood favorite.  

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  • 4Servings


  • 3 tablespoons tamari
  • 1 teaspoon liquid smoke
  • 1 cup large flake coconut


1. Mix tamari and liquid smoke, and then set the coconut in it to marinate for an hour or more. 

2. Bake the marinated coconut in a toaster oven at 300°F for 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the flakes dried out.