I recently read a blog post about making coconut "bacon", over on the blog ~ Hungry Hungry Hippie. I was instantly intrigued and went right out to get some coconut flakes. I made a batch and was happy with the results. The coconut "bacon" had a flavor that really did have a similar taste to crispy bacon. It worked great sprinkled over salad, added to a sandwich and eaten right out of hand. You get a bit of coconut flavor, but only if you really try to 'taste' it.
Next time I make it I'll increase the amount of seasoning, that way it will have a bigger 'bacon' taste. I think I'll also add some McCormick's Smokehouse Maple seasoning to the mix, for an extra layer of 'smoky' flavor. The coconut flakes go from pale-to-dark pretty quick, so keep a close eye on it while it's in the oven. Thinking outside traditional bacon usage, this might be a fun twist for topping a chocolate cupcake. Chocolate and Coconut Fakin' Bacon together? ~ YUM! What do you think? :) Happy Meatless Monday!