How To Make Spicy Coconut Flakes In 4 Easy Steps

How To Make Spicy Coconut Flakes In 4 Easy Steps

One of the most popular condiments served up daily in our new vegan cafe, is my Spicy Coconut Flakes.  I often wake up with recipe ideas in my head and this one came to me about a year ago.

Every batch I make is slightly different so don’t worry about differences in colour or flavour.

The main thing is just to enjoy this tasty accompaniment and know that it’s much healthlier than a bag of crisps or chips.  (See below for nutritional information).

Sprinkle onto soup or salad or simply enjoy as a snack on their own.  Here’s the recipe…

How To Make Spicy Coconut Flakes In 4 Easy Steps
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A simple snack for any occasion!! These spicy coconut flakes are easy to make and store really well in airtight container. Don't have a dehydrator? No problem!! Use a fan oven at 50deg with the door slightly ajar.
Recipe type: Appetiser/Snack
Cuisine: Vegan
  • 500g Organic Coconut Flakes
  • 1 Cup Organic Wheat Free Tamari
  • 1 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • ¼ tsp Dried Cardamom
  • ¼ tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • ⅛ tsp Cayenne Pepper (Chilli)
  1. Place Coconut Flakes in a large mixing bowl
  2. Combine spices in a bowl or bag and mix or shake well
  3. Coat coconut flakes with spice mixture
  4. Place in dehydrator at 48 deg for several hours, turning regularly until dry and crispy
1. If you don't have a dehydrator, you can use a fan oven turned to 50 deg celcius and keep the door slightly ajar. The goal is to remove the moisture without 'cooking' the product.
2. If coconut flakes begin to soften after storing for a while, simply pop back into the dehydrator or fan oven for 10 mins or until crispy again.
3. Adjust seasoning to suit your own personal taste.

You can adjust the spices to suit your own tastebuds.

organic dried coconut flakes
Organic Dried Coconut Flakes

Coconut flakes are made from dried coconut flesh and are a great source of B Vitamins, Iron, Manganese, Copper, Zinc, Magnesium and even Calcium.  It has been said that a single coconut has enough vitamines, minerals and water to nourish one adult for one day.  Your can purchase Organic Dried Coconut Flakes from most good Health Food Stores or online from Honest To Goodness or The Source Bulk Foods.

If you’re time-starved and just want to purchase some already made for you, then pop over to my online shop and order some today.   (I’ve even got a special offer on them this month)…  Enjoy!

Scott Mathias | Clare Darwish

Scott Mathias is a Certified Holistic Health Coach (CHHC) and a member of the American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP).  Scott is a Digestive Health Coach and Raw Food Chef who takes an integrative approach to solutions, based on functional aspects of the body and his own ‘self healing’ experience which led him to create a range of plant-protein healing products. A former television network presenter both in Australia and New Zealand, Scott is the author of Understanding The Divine Gut – How To Eat Your Way To Ultimate Digestive Health’ and the acclaimed, ‘Lets Eat RAW’ Vegan recipe book.

Clare Darwish moved from her native Scotland to Noosa in late 2011 and began a brand new chapter in her life after spending 23 yrs as a single mum.  After removing wheat and dairy from her vegetarian diet, she shed 14 kgs in just 12 weeks and hasn’t looked back since.  “Gone are the menopausal mood swings and mythical Middle Age Spread” says Clare.  As an avid networker and connector, Clare saw the potential in the growing raw and vegan food trend back in 2012 and today is responsible for marketing the scottmathiasraw and GoVegan Deli brands.



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