Billionaire's Bacon - Thick Cut Paleo Candied Bacon
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Serves: 4-6 servings
gluten-free, paleo, dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free
  • 1 lb. thick-cut bacon (I always recommend sourcing from a local farm/butcher you can trust)
  • ¼ cup lower-sodium coconut aminos, gluten-free tamari or soy sauce
  • ¼ tsp. Chinese five-spice powder
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • ¼ cup packed maple or coconut sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  1. Position a rack in the center of the oven and heat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil and set a rack over the foil. Arrange the bacon in a single layer on the rack, leaving no space between the slices.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the coconut aminos (tamari or soy), maple syrup and five-spice powder, and then brush the mixture over the bacon. Coat both sides.
  4. In another small bowl, combine the maple or coconut sugar and red pepper flakes. Evenly sprinkle the mixture over the bacon, covering each slice completely on both sides.
  5. Bake, rotating the sheet halfway through, until the sugar is melted and the bacon is brown and shiny, 30 to 40 minutes. Let cool on the rack for about 5 minutes, then loosen the slices from the rack with a metal spatula. Continue to cool for another 5 minutes before serving; the bacon will crisp as it cools.
Recipe by Tasty Yummies at