Heat oven to 325ºF. Cook bacon until done, but not crisp, and chop into small pieces.
In a large bowl mix the bacon, coconut chips, flaxseed, oats, sunflower seeds and nuts.
In a small saucepan heat the oil, syrup, cinnamon and salt. Pour over the nut mixture and combine. Mix in the egg white and spread granola on a baking sheet. Bake until it is dried out a bit, for 20 to 25 min, then let cool 20 min on the pan. Stir in dates. Store in an airtight container, in the refrigerator, for up to 5 days.
• Nutritional analysis for 1 cup of granola.The granola can be stored at room temperature for a few days, but I suggest keeping it in the fridge just as a food safety precaution.