Coconut bacon. I resisted for some reason...I guess it just seemed too outlandish and reaching a little too far. Weren't tempeh, seitan and tofu bacon good enough ? There are several commercial vegan bacons on the market, but I never really liked them as much as the homemade version ...I like mine super salty and sweet.
Now I wish I had not waited so long ! All this time I could have been making crunchy, smokey, salty, sweet coconut bacon for less than five bucks for about 4 cups worth ! Enough to sprinkle on salads and tofu scrambles for weeks and weeks ! But most importantly to layer into a vegan BLT. My all-time favorite sandwich. If you are coconut-adverse you might not like it, but really, the coconut flavor is very subdued...I don't know that I would have picked up on it if I had not known for a fact it was coconut. I baked mine for about 20 minutes, stirring in 5 minute intervals, to get the extra-crispy deep browned look and crunch. With so many recipes out there already, I can't really add anything here, except that you should give one of them a try and adjust your spices as to how sweet, peppery, salty and smokey you like your bacon. I followed Skye's general directions from his Gentle Chef website, but you should also check out the Post Punk Kitchen's entry as well as this one at Vegannomnoms