This version is about as easy as it gets, it works in my little kitchen, and takes only four ingredients, all of which I already had - and none of which are liquid smoke. The finished "bacon" is ridiculously good. Use it on sandwiches, salads, cupcakes, whatever. We have a tendency to just sit with a bowl of the stuff and eat it all by itself.
makes about 1 1/2 cups
1 tsp sweet smoked paprika
2 T tamari
1 T maple syrup
1 1/2 cups large unsweetened, untoasted coconut flakes
In a large bowl, mix together the paprika, tamari, and maple syrup.
Stir in the coconut flakes.
Let it all soak up the goodness for about an hour.
Preheat your oven to 250º, and line a baking pan with parchment.
Spread the coconut mixture on the pan and bake for 40-50 minutes, depending on how crunchy you like it, stirring every 10 minutes. It will get crispier as it cools, so no need to overcook it.
|Mix it all up and let it soak for an hour.|
|Spread evenly on parchment lined baking pan.|
|No pigs were harmed in the making of this bacon. :o)|