Disclaimer: These coconut flakes are extremely addictive, and if you wind up eating 2 or 3 whole coconuts at a go because of this recipe, please don’t blame me, blame ChiO of Oya Come Chop. She made me do it. If I hadn’t seen her review of those coconut flakes, I might never have been pushed to make these and share them here. So, if you become addicted to these, hold her responsible.
It was like providence wanted me to make these flakes. HACE came back the evening before with 3 coconuts, and I was wondering what creative recipe to make with them. The next morning, very early, ChiO’s new post came in my email. I ran to the website, and after reading the review, I knew what I would do with the coconuts (now down to 2 because I am a coconut freak!)
These flakes were really easy to make, the hardest part being the actual flaking of the coconuts. While baking, the whole house was smelling like a cake house. I’m hard pressed to find a more pleasant smell than that of toasted coconuts. Heavenly!
If you can exercise self control, you can make a big batch of these, and store in an airtight container to snack on when you feel like it. I have to warn you one more time-they are addictive!
You can also use them as ChiO did, with some yogurt (yum!) or Fura da Nono (wouldn’t that be IT?!), or even porridge oats. I ate them as they were, and added some to my coleslaw. I cannot tell you what they did to the flavour and texture of the coleslaw; you should try it yourself to understand, sometimes words are not enough.
This is one of those recipes you simply must make. With only 3 ingredients, you really don’t have any excuse not to make them. Enjoy!
- 2 Coconuts
- 1/2 tablespoon of sweetener (I used Erythritol, you can use sugar;it’s not a lot, anyway)
- 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon
Break the coconuts, and remove from the shells. At this point, you can choose to peel off the brown skin, but why bother?
Preheat oven to 350.
Using a juliene peeler, flake the coconuts.
In a large bowl, toss the coconut flakes with sweetener and cinnamon.
Bake for 7-10 minutes, flipping the flakes after 5 minutes.