Coconut bacon is made with unsweetened coconut chips and spices. I don’t suppose you could fool a bacon fan into believing that it is actually real bacon, especially if you serve it on a plate beside a couple of eggs , but if you want bacon flavour, coconut bacon works perfectly. Coconut bacon is salty,smoky and crisp. It is also veggie, vegan and gluten free.
I first made coconut bacon in a coffee shop. Like many coffee shops, it had limited,storage and cooking space. The food we prepared needed to be both casual and easy to take away. Coconut bacon fits this criteria perfectly, not only does it look and taste great but it doesn’t take up fridge space. Once baked, it can be stored in a sealed jar. It is a versatile vegan option that can be used to create eclectic and indie style dishes.
Coconut bacon is just as versatile for the home cook. More of an ingredient than a spice but with all the convenience of a spice. Try it on top of vegan french toast, salads or add it to your pasta dishes.
If you want to make your own coconut bacon there are lots of recipes on the Internet. Most of them use just three or four ingredients, and a combination of soya sauce, liquid smoke and coconut chips.It’s easy to play around with these to create different flavours.
if you don’t fancy making your own coconut bacon you can order some from me here http://tansyskitchen.co.uk/product/coconut-bacon-70g/
Five Ways To Use Coconut Bacon
1. Make your own Hipster avocado on toast.
2. Have an Aussie Style BLAT.
3. Try it in a Breakfast Taco with scrambled tofu.
4. Top a Caesar salad
5. Try it with Vegan MacNcheese