Sunday, 13 September 2015

Homemade Coconut Flakes

There is no such comparable joy as when you're snacking on the delicacies that your own hands have created. What is even better, is the expression on your loved ones faces, when they realise they no longer have to spend money in the shops to buy natures very own treats.

Ever since I started making my own coconut flakes, I can promise you, I've never looked back. These unique white flakes that still hold the skin of the coconut, simply oozes out with flavour in one crunch. The creaminess of the coconut is embedded behind the unique texture of the flake, which is sweetened and covered by the glaze of the maple syrup.

And all this, is the reason why these flakes never last long in my household. My husband, right down to my last born can not keep their hands off!

So, if you want to transition from your store bought snacking, into something more made from the home, follow my tried and tested recipe below..

All you need

3 coconuts
1 & 1/2 tablespoons maple syrup


Preheat oven gas to 180C

Crack open the coconuts with a hammer (or any hard object), drain the water.

 Using a knife (place the tip of the knife between the shell and the nut),  remove the nuts.

Rinse with cold water and dry using a kitchen towel.

Using a mandolin slicer, finely slice the coconuts.

Place the sliced coconuts on a baking tray, add the maple syrup and rub on the sliced coconuts so they would be coated. 

Spread the shredded coconuts on the baking trays evenly without too much overlapping

Place in the oven and reduce the heat immediately to 80C.

Allow in the oven for an hour or until coconut becomes flaky and dry.

**while they are still drying in the oven, ensure you check and turn them by shaking the tray every 30 minutes**

Allow to cool down completely before storing it in jars or containers!


Edited by @pearlify_xo


  1. I want to follow your blog but I don't see where to click follow.kindly assist me.Thanks

    1. Hey, sorry this is coming late but honestly I don't even know how that works.

  2. Please can you dry with the microwave? Is there an alternative for Marple syrup that is readily available in Nigeria?

    1. sorry for the late reply. No, you can't dry with microwave. i am sure you can get maple syrup in places like shoprite

  3. Can I use honey in place of maple syrup?

    1. Hi Terese, sorry for the late response. I have never used honey, so i dont know how it would turn out.