Coconut flakes are thick strips of dried coconut meat. They are made by slicing the white meat from mature coconuts, then drying it in an oven or dehydrator until it forms small chips or strips. The texture is similar to shredded coconut, but the shape and size of the pieces vary depending on how thickly the coconut is sliced. Coconut flakes can range in color from light brown to golden yellow, depending on the type of coconut used.
Coconut flakes have a slightly sweet taste and crunchy texture, making them perfect for adding flavor and texture to many recipes. These sweet treats can be used as a topping for dishes like ice cream or yogurt, mixed into trail mix or granola bars, used to make vegan coconut bacon, or on savory main courses.