Everyone loves the smell of bacon. Even my vegetarian friends say the smell is irresistible. Adding maple syrup and cinnamon makes it smell and taste so much better. You will want to eat the entire dish so bake a couple pieces if you lack will power!
My kids love it and even their 8 year old friend asked for the recipe this weekend. This is perfect to serve over the holidays or those mornings you are rushing to get the kids a healthy breakfast.
Yes, I said healthy. I truly think bacon, pasture butter, coconut oil, olive oil and all the full fat natural foods are good for you. One of my friends, who is a doctor and her husband is a cardiologist, changed their diet. They eat bacon 5 days a week, use butter and coconut oil prepping the food and they have lost weight and feel better than ever. He has lost over 30 pounds the past few months and says he has never eaten so well.
They limit gluten and eat a ton of kale, fresh fruit, grass fed beef and fish. No GMO and almost everything is organic. They drink smoothies as well. It is all about balance.
To make things easy, I prep the bacon the night before and bake it in the oven for 30 minutes while I make our smoothies. That way the kids have a high protein, full fat, and nutrient rich breakfast so they can concentrate during a long day at school.
I use parchment paper to line the dish. Most use aluminum to make clean up a breeze but I am not a fan of baking with aluminum. You can choose whatever you feel comfortable using. Definitely use something to line the baking dish though.
1) Line the baking dish with parchment or aluminum foil. Place the bacon strips on the liner. They can be crowded if needed. I use the plain not black forest pork bacon from Whole Foods for this recipe.
2) Drizzle about 2 to 3 tablespoons of maple syrup over the bacon. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of coconut palm sugar and 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon over the bacon.
3) Refrigerate over night or bake immediately at 350 degrees on convection for 30 minutes. The bacon should have small bubbles on top and will be tender and a little sticky. You overcooked them if they are crispy. Enjoy!