Highly Addictive Coconut Snax

Growing up I was never a fan of coconut. Since being vegan however, my pallet has really changed, and now I love coconut! Coconut has so many functional benefits including, antimicrobial properties, thermogenic effects, and it appears to protect against heart disease and stroke too! As it turns out, coconut meat's measurable quantity of vitamins A and E, polyphenols and phytosterols all work together to decrease LDL cholesterol (the "bad" cholesterol linked to increased risk of cardiovascular disease). 

In this recipe I have combined toasty coconut chips with almonds, cashews, a hint of sea salt and a touch of sweetness, for a high fibre, high energy, highly addictive treat SOOOO good that it's hard to believe it's healthy! 

All photos courtesy of Miaou Photography.

Highly Addictive Coconut Snax

ingredients

  • 3 cups raw coconut chips
  • 1/2 cup raw cashews, chopped
  • 1/2 cup raw almonds, chopped
  • 1/8 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1tbs water
  • 1/4 tsp fine grain sea salt or more to taste

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or reusable non-stick pad.
  2. Place all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and fold gently with a spatula until combined and evenly coated with the syrup/water/salt mixture.
  3. Spread mixture in a thin layer on baking sheet and pop in the oven. Immediately set a timer for 5 minutes. 
  4. At the 5 minute mark, remove from oven and stir and flip over the nuts and coconut. Return it to the oven and bake an additional 5 minutes. You're looking for a golden colour. If not yet golden, stir again and return to the oven for 2 more minutes. Pay close attention and DO NOT BURN! 
  5. Allow to cool completely and store in an airtight container in the fridge. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kara-Lynn Garland