The secret to making the best coconut bacon is using larger coconut flakes – not the thin shreds that are often used in bacon. They’re often labeled as “coconut chips” instead of flakes.

You can usually find the kind of coconut chips used in this bacon recipe in stores that sell bulk groceries, or on Amazon. Just make sure they are raw and unsweetened.

Coconut bacon recipe

Vegan Coconut Bacon

Vegan coconut bacon is delicious in salads and snack mixes.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Servings 40 servings
Calories 23 kcal


  • 1 Tbsp water
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce (or coconut aminos)
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp liquid smoke
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened coconut chips


  • Preheat oven to 320 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Mix all ingredients in a bowl, then spread on lined cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 20 minutes, flipping the flakes after 10 minutes and checking for doneness at 15 minutes. When it's done it should be dry and medium brown.


Store the fully cooled coconut bacon in a mason jar with a tight-fitting lid. You can add a packet of silica gel to help keep moisture off the flakes if you have one.
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American


Calories: 23kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 26mg | Potassium: 19mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. Jeannette on March 17, 2020

    5 stars
    This is such a wonderful idea! I love how simple it is to make! Perfect for my morning oats!

  2. jill on March 17, 2020

    5 stars
    This looks likek a great recipe to try – especially now that I have some more free time on my hands 🙂

  3. Emily Liao on March 17, 2020

    I’ve never made coconut bacon until now! This flavor combination is so good and i used it on top of my salad today. adds the perfect savory crunch.

  4. Anita on March 17, 2020

    5 stars
    Such a smart idea to use coconut as pork stand-in to prepare vegan bacon. Will definitely give this a try.

  5. Kari Hermann on March 17, 2020

    5 stars
    I cannot wait to try these on my salad! What a clever idea!


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