Vegan Coconut "Bacon"

Vegan Brew has published this inventive Vegan Coconut "Bacon" recipe, featuring our Let's Do...Organic® Organic Coconut Flakes: "The most important ingredient? Coconut flakes. Most places sell small shreds of coconut – these won’t really work. You need something substantial. I discovered that my local Whole Foods started selling these bags of (Let's Do...Organic® Organic Coconut Flakes) sliced & dehydrated coconut flakes for a few bucks. Score. Armed with some ideas from the Tempeh Bacon recipe in Vegan Brunch (my favorite cookbook), I was on my way." Ingredients
  • 1 cup of coconut flakes (Let's Do...Organic® Organic Coconut Flakes)
  • 3 tablespoons tamari (or soy sauce – I pretty much only buy tamari these days)
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon of maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon of liquid smoke
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste
I mixed up the ingredients in a bowl, then stirred in the coconut flakes until they were mostly evenly coated. I let this sit to soak for about 15 minutes. I then dumped the bowl into a frying pan over medium-high heat. At this point, there was a decent amount of extra liquid in the pan, so I was aiming to carmalize that up a bit. You’ll need to watch this like a hawk – it can easily burn if you step away for any substantial amount of time. I give the pan a good stir every minute or so to make sure all the flakes were cooking nicely. As the flakes got crispier and darker, I lowered the heat (gradually) to prevent burning. Feel free to sample a bit or two along the way to see how the taste is progressing. I was left with a nice amount of slightly crispy, bacon-colored, oily goodness. These come closest in texture and taste to what I remember as a bacon-eating kid compared to any other vegan analogues. I paired them with the “Perfect Pancakes” from Vegan Brunch and have enough flakes left over to use as a topping in a seitan sandwich for later on in the day. Organic Coconut Recipe Click here for printer friendly version Find Great Organic Coconut Recipes Here. Purchase Let's Do...Organic® Organic Coconut singles at Edward & Sons store. Purchase Lets Do...Organic® Organic Coconut In Bulk at Click Here to find a store near you. Republished by