Look- in no way shape or form is this supposed to taste like the real thing. Not one bit. Like at all- not at all. If your looking for bacon-y bacon. Turn around, go back from where you were coming from. This ain't it.
Ahem, now for those who have stayed with me. Do you know what bacon bits are? Do you like em? Do you like maple-y bacon bit type taste? Have ya ever had that? Does it sound good to you? Do you like crunchy food? Do you like trying new things that sound weird? Do you like food? If you answered yes to those questions. Then yes- this is definitely something you might be interested in! I'm not trying to waste your time. You know I wouldn't do that to you!
So I like to add this mainly to salads. For me it's pretty much the same as bacon bits. Although I wouldn't go and put this on say, Mac & Cheese or anything. Cause this is a more of a sweet/savory taste. Not your 'average' only savory bacon bit type taste. I want you to try this on whatever you want to try it on though. If you think it's a good idea, hey it might just be one! And if it is- please leave a comment here on what you put it on :) Look- it's weirdly addicting. There was much more bacon sitting on the table when I took that photo that isn't pictured. Cause ya girl ate it. I gave up on the picture cause I had to eat it. My boyfriend loves it too.
Vegan Coconut Bacon
- 1 cup coconut chips (unsweetened)
- 1 tsp. liquid smoke
- 2 tbsp. coconut aminos
- 1 tsp. maple syrup
- pinch of chipotle powder *optional- I like to keep things spicy ;)
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees
- Line a pan with parchment paper
- Spray the paper with coconut oil
- Stir above ingredients together in a bowl
- Spread the mixture on the pan evenly
- Bake for 10 minutes & then toss them around so they can cook evenly
- Cook for another 5 minutes until a little golden light brown
- Take out of oven, let cool on pan for at least 10 minutes. They get crispier!
- Try not to eat the whole thing at once! :P