Microwave Coconut Bacon

I didn’t want to heat up my house today so I made my old standby coconut bacon recipe, but in the microwave. Thought you might like to try it too. It takes less than 3 minutes total to make.

Microwave Coconut Bacon

  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce, tamari (gluten-free) or coconut aminos (soy-free)
  • 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 cup large coconut flakes

Method: Add the soy sauce (or substitute), maple syrup, vinegar, paprika, liquid smoke and pepper to a cereal sized bowl. Give the mixture a quick whisk. Add the coconut flakes and stir to coat evenly with the liquid marinade. Put in the microwave, cook for 30 seconds, remove and stir. Repeat, except at 15 second microwave intervals, stirring each time, until the coconut bacon is toasty. My coconut bacon took about 1 minute and 30 seconds total in a 1000 watt microwave. Use caution as bowl will be hot. Do not over-cook as it will definitely burn. Coconut bacon will crisp up as it cools. If you don’t have a microwave, you can double this recipe and cook in the oven at 375 on a baking sheet for 10 minutes, stirring at least once halfway through. Again, watch carefully so it doesn’t burn

Sprinkle on everything.

Love, Somer



  1. We have had criminal heat indexes here in the mid-Atlantic for weeks. The microwave has been my best bud for much of this time. Thanks Somer, I will add this to the summer recipe stash!

  2. This looks delicious, what if I wanted to add it to a pizza, would you adjust the cooking method so it doesn’t burn in the pizza?

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