smoky, salty and delicious, this bacon alternative is amazing as a crunchy topping on a variety of dishes. i use them here in my mushroom and spinach carbonara. they're so good, the streets needed a stand alone recipe.
coconut is a great source of fat and MCTs, which aid brain health.
these can be made raw in a dehydrator or baked in an oven.
sometimes i even eat these like crisps...
2 cups coconut flakes
3 tbsp liquid smoke
1tbsp nutritional yeast
3 tbsp smoked paprika
1 tbsp tamari or soy sauce
1 tbsp maple syrup or agave
1 tbsp oil (i use avocado)
sea salt and black pepper (pinch)
if you are using an oven, preheat it to 162ºC/gas mark 3
mix together all the ingredients for the coconut bacon. use your hands to make sure everything is properly combined.
spread out on a baking tray (lined with baking paper) and place in oven. after 5 minutes stir to make sure it's evenly cooked and cook for a further 7 minutes. remove from the oven and leave to cool.
dehydrate for 6-8 hours until crispy.