Vegan Coconut “Bacon” Bits

Liana Werner-Gray

by | Updated: December 4th, 2016 | Read time: 1 minute

There’s a bacon lover in your life. But you love that bacon lover so much, you’d rather they not eat the less-than-healthy meat treat quite as often. So do your part and make a plant-based version, featuring the same smoky spice and special crunch they’d expect from the real deal. These cleverly concocted chips off the old coconut will enhance salads and sandwiches, pasta and pizza or any dish begging for that bacon flavor.

Vegan Coconut "Bacon" Bits

Vegan Coconut “Bacon” Bits

Makes 3-1/2 cups


3 cups coconut flakes
¾ cup apple cider vinegar
¼ cup maple syrup
1 Tbsp. sea salt
1 Tbsp. paprika
2 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. onion salt
½ tsp. dried cilantro/coriander
½ tsp. dried parsley


  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.
  2. In large bowl, combine all ingredients except coconut flakes until well combined. Add coconut flakes and stir to coat with sauce.
  3. Let coconut flakes sit for 10 minutes.
  4. Spread coconut flakes on baking sheet so they are not overlapping each other.
  5. Bake for 6-12 minutes or until flakes are crispy and golden brown.