Vegan Cream Cheese and Coconut Bacon Bagel

Vegan Cream Cheese and Coconut Bacon Bagel

In the midst of the busy holidays, I managed to cook up a batch of coconut bacon for the first time. After trying a bag of Phoney Baloney’s Coconut Bacon, there’s no way my wallet was going to survive that addiction.

Especially not when it’s so easy to make at home. I actually made it while visiting at my parent’s house, everyone was wondering what I was making and why did it smell like bacon. Although all of the little kids came sniffing around, not one would touch the coconut bacon. The adults all liked sampling it but I don’t see anyone giving up regular bacon anytime soon. Oh well, more for me.

I used the recipe from Fettle Vegan but halved it as my parents have an extra small built-in wall oven. A full baking sheet pan doesn’t even fit, just a half sheet and there’s not much clearance on the sides. It’s a little like baking in a toy oven but with coconut bacon as the treat.

13 Comments so far

  1. india leigh on January 19th, 2014

    I have me a bad Phoney Baloney addiction!!! Those smoky flavours and crunchy, crisp texture are so good I sprinkle it on everything…or just pour it straight into my mouth. oh boy oh boy oh boy. Have you tried their Elvis sammie yet? Also, I’ve not tasted the Daiya cream cheese yet. Is it good? x

  2. chow on January 19th, 2014

    india leigh – me too, it’s why I tried making coconut bacon at home. No Elvis sammie yet but it sure does sound good. I was only able to find the Daiya cream cheese when I was visiting my parents down south. It’s good, so far I’ve just tried the chive and onion flavor.

  3. Amy on January 19th, 2014

    Wow, I’ve never tried this bacon before but am so inspired to do so with your recipe. I just have to hunt down liquid smoke. This will be my next project. Thanks so much for your ideas.

  4. Andrea on January 19th, 2014

    I really should start making the bacon, too, because it can get costly. I really like the crunchy/salty taste and texture.

  5. on January 19th, 2014

    Coconut bacon cream cheese on a seeded bagel? It’s calling my name! A vegan friend sent me a bag of Phoney Baloney’s Coconut Bacon and I love it so much in my kale and pasta dishes! x Rika

  6. Randi (laughfrodisiac) on January 19th, 2014

    Coconut bacon…on a bagel…? You are BRILLIANT!! For some reason, I went a really long time without enjoying bagels. I’m back, and with a vengeance, and you can bet I will be trying this!

  7. amey on January 20th, 2014

    Mmm! That looks like a good combo. I also love coconut bacon, but I haven’t settled on my favorite recipe yet. I’m going to bookmark the one you used. Thanks! :)

  8. Amber on January 21st, 2014

    This looks delicious! And I agree- making it at home is much more rewarding and cost effective! Cheers!

  9. Joey on January 22nd, 2014

    I’ve still yet to try coconut bacon, but I’ve heard so many people raving about the Phoney Baloney stuff it can’t be long til I crack and try to make some at home. Does it take long?

  10. LittleMonsterx14 on January 22nd, 2014

    I tried coconut bacon at a restaurant in Philadelphia and it was incredible! even my meat-eating bacon loving boyfriend was stealing it off my plate. we have been wanting more since then, i think we might try out that recipe!

  11. chow on January 23rd, 2014

    Thanks everyone for your comments. :-)

    Amber – Thank you so much for your awesome recipe! It’s definitely a keeper!

    Joey – It’s so good and it hardly takes any time to make. Prep is super easy and it only takes about 20 minutes or so to bake. But you have to stir every 5 minutes so it doesn’t burn.

  12. Hannah on January 25th, 2014

    That photo has my mouth watering! I know first hand the addictive power of coconut bacon, but I hadn’t thought to try it on the classic bagel with cream cheese. Now that could be a dangerous combination… Oh, I must throw caution to the wind and have one anyway!

  13. Lauren on February 4th, 2014

    Phoney Baloney’s is so good. Totally addicting. I <3 coconut bacon.

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