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Gluten Free Caramelized Bacon Recipe

Carol Kicinski
Carol Kicinski
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Carol is a professional recipe developer, television chef, freelance writer and cookbook author. She cooks. She writes. She travels. And she does it all gluten-free!

When it comes to food she believe the most important thing is for it to taste great. Her recipes are not just good for gluten-free they are just plain good! Period!

She needed to be able to prepare meals that everyone would enjoy. It was then she decided to look at the world of food not in terms of what she couldnt eat but what she COULD EAT. She discovered a whole beautiful, abundant world of gluten-free food. She started to create dishes that would not only keep her body from being ill but that were delicious and aesthetic as well.

After she found out that she as gluten-intolerant, she was taken aback. Thus her new food philosophy was born. Find and enjoy foods that are naturally gluten-free. She loves the challenge of discovering how to re-invent old favorites and creating new ones gluten-free.

Carol writes SimplyGluten-free, a gluten-free blog to share, teach and inspire.Celebrating the ABUNDANCE of gluten-free living!


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil and place a wire cooling rack on top. Spray the rack with cooking spray.
  2. In a shallow bowl or plate, combine the coconut sugar, salt, and cayenne pepper. Brush the bacon on both sides with maple syrup and dip into the coconut sugar mixture, making sure to coat well. Place on the rack and bake for 20 minutes.
  3. Sprinkle the nuts on top of the bacon slices and continue baking for another 5 – 10 minutes or until the bacon is fully cooked through but the sugar coating is not burning. You want the bacon cooked very well or it won’t crisp up as well as it should when cooled.
  4. Run a spatula under the bacon strips to loosen, then let cool on the rack. Serve at room temperature.


  • Gluten free nonstick cooking spray
  • ½ cup plus 2 tablespoons Wholesome! Organic Coconut Palm Sugar
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  • 1 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • 1/3 – ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper (depending on how spicy you like it)
  • 7 pieces (about ½ pound) thick, nitrate free bacon, cut in half
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped walnuts