Coconut Bacon (Vegan)

Simple as it gets these coconut nibbles get pretty damn close to replicating that taste and texture of crisp smoked bacon. True if you stick them next to a rasher of bacon there are a few differences but crumble them into a bowl of mac ‘n’ cheese or scramble egg and you’d be hard pushed to say it wasn’t the real deal.

  • 100g raw unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 tbsp vegan worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp liquid smoke
  • 1 tbsp molasses

Set the coconut aside and in a large bowl whisk together the remaining ingredients. When they are well mixed add the coconut tossing to ensure an even covering and leave in the fridge to marinate between one and three hours. Line a baking tray and bake in a warm oven, 160-180 Celsius, for about 20 minutes turning twice.                         They shouldn’t burn but don’t worry if they aren’t crisp straight from the oven, given time to cool they will crisp beautifully.

They are fantastic as a snack but even better added to your favourite comfort food at the last minute for that sweet smokey crunch.