Toasted Coconut

Toasted coconut is one of my favourite treats.  I first had this in Kenya when we went over to a friends house for dinner. Whilst we were all sipping on cold coke’s, ginger ale’s and beers, Suzi brought out a bowl of this healthy snack. Coconut, sun, a cold bevi and the beautiful scenery of the Kenyan beach, we were really in luxury.  Not only is this snack healthy full of good fats, it is very easy to make.

Thinly slice fresh coconut (the best), or coconut chunks which you can buy at any good supermarket (I know Waitrose in England does this). 

Once all your coconut is sliced nicely, place on a tray with foil.

Sprinkle/ grind some sea salt on your coconut.  Place your tray of salted sliced coconut under the grill. Toast for five minutes until the coconut is lightly brown. Turn the slices over and toast for a further two minutes. 

And voile la! You have your toasted coconut treat. Put in a bowl and serve.  This tastes surprisingly like popcorn.  Although this treat is healthy, it is high in healthy fats. So eat in moderation- like everything I guess.   It is for this reason you will get very full quite quickly from this treat.