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Coconut “Bacon” Bits

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I am always looking for a raw food with a “crunch” to it for my salads or just for a snack.   These little morsels taste heavenly! Coconut “Bacon” Bits are wonderful.   I will admit that they don’t taste 100% like bacon bits but pretty darn close.  As they are drying out in the dehydrator, it will fill your house with the smell of bacon though!  They are highly addictive.  You can taste a bit of coconut but regardless, they are yummy.

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups large flake, unsweetened coconut
  • 1 Tbsp liquid smoke
  • 2 Tbsp Coconut Secret Raw Aminos
  • 1 Tbsp water
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup (optional, but recommended)

Preparation:

  1. Place all of the ingredients in  medium sized bowl and with your hands mix everything together until the coconut is well coated.
  2. Spread the mixture on the teflex sheet that comes with your dehydrator and dehydrate on 105 degrees until crispy. This took approx. 2 hours.
  3. Store in a glass sealed container

Nutritional Value:

(3 cups=48 Tbsp)

  • Calories 1671
  • Fat 146 grams
  • Carbs 73 grams
  • Fiber 26 grams
  • Protein 13 grams

(Per Tbsp)

  • Calories 35
  • Fat 3 grams
  • Carbs 1.5 grams
  • Fiber .5 grams
  • Protein .3 grams

12 thoughts on “Coconut “Bacon” Bits

  1. kate says:

    Has anyone tried the bacon bits coconut flakes. ? I was wondering if 1 T. of the liquid smoke is a little bit too much? That stuff is pretty intense, and thinking it might just take a DROP….I’d love some feedback…
    thanks, kate

    • amie-sue says:

      If you are concerned Kate, I recommend testing a small batch for yourself. Start with what you feel would taste the best and increase if need me. You could split the recipe down to 1/4 of the original size and see what you think. :) Just an idea but I too would love to hear if anyone else has tested my recipe :). Unfortunately, a mass email doesn’t go out to all the subscribers to notify them that you are asking this question. Have a blessed day! amie sue

  2. Shelly Willis says:

    I just wanted to update because someone had asked…I made a half batch tonight. The amount of smoke flavoring was not too much. It’s delicious!

  3. Nicole says:

    Hi,

    Is the liquid smoke a raw ingredient?

    • amie-sue says:

      Hi Nicole, no liquid smoke is not a raw ingredients, unless you make your own. I have seen it done on TV but haven’t tried it. amie sue

      • Michele says:

        even if it is home made, is it healthy for us ? why not just eat a burnt fried tortilla shell? Is not the point of dehydration to avoid the unhealthy char on our foods. I am new to this Raw Diet concept. Its seams I keep finding some recipes are not so simple natural. Why go to all the length of creating a food that we should no longer crave.

        • amie-sue says:

          Hello Michele,

          I am not sure that I understand your comment here. Comparing this to a burnt fried torilla shell and why not just eat that instead? amie sue

      • Michael says:

        Hi Amie-Sue,

        First off, thank you for sharing all of these great recipes and knowledge!

        I’m not a purist, but I am a nerd. If one makes their own liquid smoke, how do you mean it is a raw ingredient? The smoke comes from burning wood at over 118 degrees, wood which isn’t a living food in itself with enzymes to begin with, from what I understand. I understand how cold pressing out agave nectar from a plant is raw, but I’m not following how liquid smoke would be raw. The water in the air is raw, the infused byproducts of burning wood, of smoke, I’m not following how that would be considered raw. It seems like it could be natural and clean, but not how it is might be infused with life. Thanks for your time!

        • amie-sue says:

          Good afternoon Michael,

          The Raw Food World makes a raw liquid smoke that you can read about here… http://news.therawfoodworld.com/liquid-smoke/ “Hickory and a little mesquite are burned at a low temperature, then the smoke is captured and diverted into a tunnel. In the tunnel, a constant stream of distilled water is channeled through the smoke to pick up the flavor. The liquid is then filtered to remove any sediment or oil before bottling. There are no other additional ingredients! This is the best, most pure kind of Liquid Smoke available on the market. It is literally nothing but smoke-infused water, with no additives of any kind.”

          I hope this helps :) We are all health nerds. hehe Blessings, amie sue

  4. Veronica says:

    I just tasted one of these right out of the dehydrator and really liked them! I even added 1 Tbsp of smoked paprika to the marinade to increase the smokey flavor. They might not taste exactly like bacon but they are a great savory snack! And somewhat addictive! :) After two weeks of not having any food that is “bad” for me (meaning no gluten, no sugar, no lattes and no refined products.) I notice that the cravings are gone. Thank goodness! Sometimes I am hungry but don’t feel like actually eating which is a novelty for someone that is used to having to fight off the cravings. Thank you Amie Sue for providing so many great recipes! They help people like myself that are trying to find a healthy but still TASTY way of eating. <3

    • amie-sue says:

      You are so welcome Veronica. I applaud you for making it through the two weeks and in giving your body time to adapt. I know it isn’t always easy. Those darn cravings can send someone right over the hill. hehe

      Great idea about adding the smoked paprika. I hope you continue to find inspiration throughout the site. Please keep in touch, it is always a pleasure to hear from you. Have a wonderful evening, amie sue

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