Smoky Maple Coconut Bacon
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Serves: 2 cups
 
Ingredients
  • 2 cups unsweetened flaked coconut
  • 1.5 - 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp liquid smoke
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • Salt for sprinkling, if desired.
Method
  1. Preheat the oven to 325'F
  2. In a small bowl, combine the syrup, liquid smoke, soy sauce, and smoked paprika.
  3. Pour this over the coconut in a medium bowl.
  4. Arrange the seasoned coconut in a THIN layer on a baking sheet fitted with a silicone mat or parchment paper.
  5. Bake 15-25 minutes CHECKING AND STIRRING every 5 minutes! Be sure to stir very well each time. Bring the coconut at the edges to the middle and vice versa.
  6. This is done when the coconut has browned to the colour of cooked bacon. It will NOT be crispy while hot in the oven.
  7. Remove from the oven, the coconut will quickly crisp as it cools.
  8. If you want it saltier, sprinkle with a dash of salt once the coconut is out of the oven and is still hot. Give it a quick stir.
Recipe by Kindness Kitchen at https://kindnesskitchen.ca/coconut-bacon/