Toasted Coconut Chips Recipe
How to Make Coconut Chips in the Oven
For a naturally sweet, crunchy, and fuel-filled snack, try this keto toasted coconut chips recipe! All you’ll need are dried unsweetened coconut flakes and an oven. Learn how to make coconut chips at home in just 5 minutes.
With plenty of nutritious fats, these toasted coconut flakes are a healthy snack that will actually fill you up and fuel you throughout the day. Plus, they’re an excellent keto snack to help your body stay in ketosis. If you’re craving low carb desserts and sweets in particular, this is an easy treat to satisfy that sweet tooth!
Whether you’re on a keto diet or just looking for a healthy snack option, these toasted coconut chips are a must-try. They’re cheap and quick to make, they’re full of wholesome fuel, and they’re so fun to nosh on! Delicious enjoyed fresh out of the oven or stored for later in your pantry.
Are toasted coconut chips healthy?
Yes, baked coconut chips are a wonderful healthy snack! Unsweetened coconut flakes are simply dried, flaked pieces of coconut meat/fruit. Coconut meat itself is very nutrient dense—rich in healthy dietary fats and fiber, yet low in natural sugars. Still, coconut has a deliciously sweet yet subtle flavor, and its dense texture makes for a perfectly crunchy baked chip!
Are toasted coconut flakes keto and paleo?
Yes, toasted coconut flakes are low carb, keto friendly and paleo friendly. There are no added sugars or other ingredients needed—just dried coconut flakes baked in the oven. In one serving of these toasted coconut chips, you get 19g of ketosis-fueling fats, 5g of fiber, and only 2g of net carbs!
Health Benefits of Coconut Chips
Not only are coconut chips sweeter and crunchier than your average veggie chips, but they’re also an excellent source of unique nutrients! With their rich content of plant-based fats, coconut chips are a snack that’s more filling, more energizing, and offers some impressive hearth-health benefits.
Rich In Saturated Fats
Out of the 19g of fat in these toasted coconut chips, 17g are saturated fats. And, emerging research suggests these plant-based saturated fats can actually improve our heart health. Studies show that coconut’s saturated fats can help increase our good cholesterol levels, which can lower heart disease risk!
Quality Source of MCTs: Medium-Chain Triglicerides
MCTs, or medium-chain triglycerides, are a unique kind of fatty acid that’s found naturally in coconut. MCTs are shorter than most fatty acids, so the body can absorb and use them immediately for energy. That means the fats in these toasted coconut chips can offer energy to fuel you during the day, and some evidence suggests MCTs mat help increase our metabolism as well.
How to Make Coconut Chips at Home
Rather than buying an expensive $5+ bag of keto coconut chips at the store, grab a bag of unsweetened coconut flakes to toast at home! They’re cheaper, crispier, and contain no unnecessary additives. Simply preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C), add coconut flakes to a baking sheet, and bake for 3-5 minutes. Watch to make sure they don’t burn, and that’s it!
Are coconut chips and coconut flakes the same?
Yes and no—“coconut chips” typically refers to baked coconut flakes. “Coconut flakes” refers to raw, dried flakes of coconut meat. This is a toasted coconut chips recipe, that’s made with dried, unsweetened coconut flakes. Important to note: unsweetened coconut comes in smaller shreds or larger flakes. I recommend using larger flakes for this recipe!
To see how these keto coconut chips are made, watch my Back to School Bento Box Lunches video!
Toasted Coconut Chips
- ¼ cup unsweetened coconut flakes
- Preheat oven (or toaster oven) to 350°F (180°C).
- Spread coconut flakes on a baking sheet.
- Toast for 3-4 minutes. (Make sure to watch while they toast because they’ll brown and burn quickly!)
- Serve and enjoy!
- Store toasted coconut chps in an airtight container on the counter for 5 days.