I had been seeing this coconut version of plant-based bacon for years, but didn't make it until recently. I was never a huge fan of bacon, and never craved it. Now that I have this recipe, I think I'm starting to understand the hype.
These bacon bits made with coconut flakes really do have that perfect salty, crispy, smoky, bacon-y flavor, and the fat from the coconut offers that same (greasy) feeling when you take a bite.
The best part? They're inexpensive and super easy to make, and they store well. You can just keep them in the freezer until ready to use, and they will defrost almost instantly! So make a batch, maybe even double it, and keep these little coconut bacon flakes on hand for all the things you will want to sprinkle them on top of - salad, soup, pasta, baked potatoes, mac and cheese, etc!
Here are the ingredients I used, with their link to order on Amazon*. I order a lot of my non-perishables from Amazon or Vitacost because their prices tends to be better than buying from the grocery store.