Maple Candied Bacon

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BACON! Who can turn down a delightful, salty strip of smokey bacon? What’s better? Candied-bacon, or as some might call it, “Pig Candy”. Whatever you call it, it’s stinkin’ yummy. I LOVE to throw this onto salads, AIP donuts, or even eat it by itself.

This bacon combines four flavor profiles in one: smokey, sweet, salty, and umami. There’s a lot going on here but somehow it works together (probably the bacon… let’s be honest) and makes for a fun journey for your tastebuds.

If you’re craving a comforting snack, I suggest heading into the kitchen and making this amazing treat.

5.0 from 2 reviews
AIP Candied-Bacon Recipe
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Serves: 12
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the maple syrup and coconut aminos.
  3. Place bacon on a large baking sheet lined with foil or parchment paper.
  4. Slather bacon with maple mixture using a brush or if you don't have a basting brush, you can dip each bacon strip into the mixture.
  5. Sprinkle coconut sugar evenly onto each side of the bacon.
  6. Bake for 30 min.
  7. Flip the bacon to the other side and bake for an additional 10 min.
  8. Flip the bacon to the other side and bake for an additional 5 min.
  9. Repeat this 5 minute increment about 4 more times or until you see the liquid mixture bubbling rapidly. Be sure to not let the bacon burn. (The sugar will most likely protect it from burning)

About Kelsey McReynolds

Kelsey McReyonlds is the owner of and was introduced to the AIP community after years of antibiotic and birth control use; eating disorders, extreme exercising and excessive alcohol use that lead to intense digestive issues, candida overgrowth and leaky gut syndrome. Only through the therapeutic use of foods was she healed and has now made it her goal to educate those around her on how easy and fun it can be to nourish our bodies and souls. If you were to go to her house she would most likely be whipping up some delicious treat that you just HAVE to try!


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  • Orsdia says

    Nice recipe, thanks for sharing. I will use it on my own.

  • Jodi says

    This recipe is AWESOME!!! As I was cooking it I kept thinking “this can’t taste good” but I love it and my husband likes it – big winner for us! Thanks for sharing!

  • What a fantastic recipe!!! Well explained. I’ll use it for my own.

  • Danni says

    May I ask, are all these recipes on this website suitable for the elimination phase?? I’m finding I’m sticking to the first 4 weeks and every now and then snack on grapes or apple and I made the strawberry granita in the book, but I’m terrified of eating something that will out me back at square one after all this work so far.
    I’d really love some snacks and I know in the book it says only 1-2 snacks (hopefully it means snack recipes) per month.
    Thanks in advance for your reply!

    • Mickey Trescott says

      Hi Danni! Yes, all of the recipes here are for the elimination phase.

  • Mary Slanker says

    Wow….. Just amazing recipe. Thanks for sharing. I will try it for sure.

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