Anyone that knows me knows I love coconut. Coconut water, flakes, cake or curry – It’s one of my favourite ingredients. This week I tried something a little different; chilli coconut chips. Tossed in warming chilli, smokey paprika and tasty garlic granules, these toasted coconut chips are ideal for tossing over a salad or eating on the go.
I enjoy a handful of these when I get in from work – they keep anger at bay during the pre-dinner slump. And I also pick at them sometimes of an evening; they help me feel a little less hangry* towards puppy daddy while he eats Doritos**. (Disclaimer* I’m always hangry, but if anything is going to curb it, it will be coconut chilli chips. Disclaimer** nothing compares to Doritos, chilli heatwave is my all-time fave.)
A good source of fibre, healthy fat, iron and zinc, these toasted coconut chips are pretty much guilt free. Packed full of flavour, they’re easy to make (it takes just 15 minutes from start to finish) and make a tasty alternative to crisps. If you’ve got a sweet tooth, you could definitely create your own sweet version with cinnamon and coconut sugar.
The beauty of these babies is that you can pretty much add whatever you want to them. I went for a mix of smokey paprika, salt, cayenne chilli pepper, chilli flakes and garlic granules. Melted coconut makes all the flavouring stick to the chips, although you could use olive oil if that’s all you’ve got lying around. Aside from a little re-jig mid-way through cooking, these take next to no effort, plus they’ll last in an air-tight container for at least a week, so they’re definitely worth trying. [Read more…]