Banana Peel Bacon


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Banana Peel Bacon

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Have you heard of this trend? Turning banana peels into bacon? Seems too good to be true, but when you marinate the peels in coconut aminos and some other simple ingredients, you can have yourself a salty vegan snack or side dish. Tag us on social media and let us know what you think!

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Servings and Ingredients

Serves 2
2 banana peels, cut into 3 strips each
1 tbsp. plus 1 tsp. liquid coconut aminos
1 tsp. brown coconut sugar, or vegan brown sugar
½ tsp. Hy-Vee garlic powder
½ tsp. smoked paprika
¼ tsp. Hy-Vee kosher salt
¼ tsp. Hy-Vee freshly cracked black pepper
¼ tsp. hickory-flavored liquid smoke

Things To Grab

  • Spoon or knife
  • Small bowl
  • Plastic wrap
  • Paper towels
  • Large skillet
  • Hy-Vee nonstick cooking spray
  • Wire cooling rack


  1. Using a spoon or knife, scrape pulp from banana peels; discard and set peels aside. Combine coconut aminos, coconut sugar, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and black pepper, and liquid smoke in a small bowl. Add peels and completely cover; cover with plastic wrap. Marinate 2 to 4 hours.

  2. Remove banana peels from marinade; discard marinade and gently blot banana peels being careful not to wipe dry. Spray both sides of peels with nonstick spray.

  3. Spray a large skillet with nonstick spray. Add banana peels to pan and cook over medium-low heat. Cook, flipping occasionally for 8 to 12 minutes or until sugars begin to caramelize. Remove from skillet and drain on a wire cooling rack. Serve immediately.

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Hy-Vee Test Kitchen