Why are these called vegan bacon flakes? Because using coconut flakes as a base gives it such a nice crunch! It’s smokey, savory and makes a wonderful salad topper! Plus, it’s an easy recipe that requires five ingredients and about 20 minutes.
What you will need-
1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes (slightly underfill the cup)
1 TBSP soy sauce
3/4 TBSP liquid smoke
1/2 TBSP maple syrup
1/4 tsp. paprika
Pre heat the oven to 325 degrees.
In a small bowl, mix the soy sauce, liquid smoke, maple syrup and paprika together. In a separate and larger bowl, place the coconut flakes. Next, slowly drizzle the wet mixture on top of the flakes. Stir to make sure all the flakes have been covered.
Next, line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Use Pam or coconut oil to grease the baking sheet. (You can also use parchment paper)
Put coconut flakes on top of the pan, making sure to spread them out so that they are very thinly lined up.
Cook for 15-20 minutes. Making sure to flip at least every five minutes and to move some of the flakes from the edges to the center.
This is makes sure it comes out even! Watch very closely after the first 10-12 minutes to ensure the flakes don’t burn! They are thin and can burn easily.
They are PERFECT salad toppers too!