5 Ways to Use Coconut Flakes

Photo of coconut flakes in a coconut husk on a black stone background.

Coconut flakes are a super versatile ingredient in your kitchen. They add texture and flavor to all sorts of dishes. You can use unsweetened coconut flakes in recipes for desserts to mains, entrees, and snacks. However, when buying coconut flakes, it’s important to make sure you're getting the real deal. The typical product you’ll find at the store is desiccated coconut, often containing preservatives and corn syrup. All the coconut flakes and chips available from Wildly Organic are dehydrated at a low temperature and still considered "raw."

Wildly Organic has a few varieties of coconut flakes and chips to fit all of your recipe needs:

  • Wildly Organic Fine Coconut Flakes are the smallest type of coconut flakes we offer. They're extremely fine and perfect for coating proteins, such as fish or shrimp, or for sprinkling on cookies for enhanced texture and flavor.
  • Wildly Organic Small Coconut Flakes are about the size of rice grains. These unsweetened coconut flakes go great with desserts and recipes of all kinds, really. They’re the most versatile type of coconut flake in the kitchen.
  • Wildly Organic Coconut Chips are the largest and great for snacking or adding to trail mix and chia pudding for some big coconut flavor! They're delicious when toasted in the oven for a few minutes to bring out even more coconut flavor, too.

Need some inspiration to get started using Wildly Organic coconut flakes and chips? Here are five ways to help you learn what to do with a coconut.

Our Top Five Coconut Flakes Recipes

Spicy Coconut Date Energy Bites

Gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo, vegan. Energy bites are a great snack to keep on hand to stave off hunger. They’re made with simple ingredients and require no refrigeration, making them a perfect no-frills snack. Plus, the fact that these spicy coconut date energy bites are gluten-free, vegan, and paleo-friendly doesn’t hurt. They're filled with so many tasty ingredients and rolled in Wildly Organic Small Coconut Flakes for the ultimate snack. The best part? This recipe with coconut flakes just takes a few minutes to whip up! 

Energy bites with dates and small coconut flakes

Coconut Mango Chia Pudding

Gluten-free, paleo, no refined sugar. Coconut flakes aren't only for snacking - they’re a wonderful contribution for easy breakfasts, too! This coconut mango chia pudding uses coconut milk and Wildly Organic Coconut Chips for some great coconut flavor and texture. Paired with mango, you'll think you're in the tropics when eating this easy breakfast.

coconut mango chia pudding in a bowl

Salted Chocolate Coconut Bark

Vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free. Small unsweetened coconut flakes are used in this recipe as a topping. The secret to this salted chocolate coconut bark is to toast the coconut flakes first. It gives the bark such a delicious flavor and adds more crunch. Plus, chocolate and coconut are such a yummy flavor combination no matter what recipe you're making. Make sure you’re using Wildly Organic’s Fermented Cocoa Powder for an extra chocolatey flavor.

Photo of pieces of salted chocolate coconut bark on marble

Low-Carb Baked Coconut Shrimp with Yogurt Dip

Low-carb, gluten-free, pescatarian. If you're wondering what to do with a coconut on a low-carb diet, you'll definitely want to try out these low-carb baked coconut shrimps with yogurt dip. They're so tasty. Typically when making coconut shrimp, all-purpose flour and breadcrumbs are used to create that irresistible crunchy coating around the shrimp. Instead, we use Wildly Organic’s Coconut Flour and Wildly Organic Small Coconut Flakes in this recipe to improve on an already perfect crunch!

Baked coconut shrimps with yogurt dip

Nut-Free and Nourishing Tropical Twist Trail Mix

Nut-free, dairy-free, gluten-free. If you can't tolerate nuts, you'll love this nut-free and nourishing tropical twist trail mix. While most trail mixes are full of nuts, this tropical trail mix uses soaked and dehydrated pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds instead! Wildly Organic Coconut Chips give this simple snack a bit of a tropical flavor!

Nut-free tropical trail mix

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