Vegan~Crispy Coconut Chips

ココナッツチップスvegan sweets

This is crispy crispy coconut chips.

I love the coconut chips called “coconut clusters” that are sold to Costco, so I thought I could make them at home and made them.

The recipe is as close as possible to “coconut clusters”.

Recommended for such people
  • Fan of Costco product “Coconut Clusters”!
  • I want to eat healthy chips!
  • People who have crisp chips!
  • People who want to have breakfast easily!

It’s a safe and secure snack that you can easily make at home.

It’s delicious and you can’t stop eating!


200g Coconut chips (or coconut flakes)

100g Pumpkin seeds (or sunflower seeds)

100g Agave syrup (or maple syrup)

1 tbsp chia seeds

1 tablespoon ground sesame (or peanut butter)

A pinch of salt

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Pumpkin seeds and chia seeds!


① Put everything except coconut chips and pumpkin seeds in a glass bowl, heat in a microwave and mix.

② Put coconut chips and pumpkin seeds in the warmed ① and mix.

③ Bake in an oven at 160℃ for 20 minutes.

The coconut chips used are introduced in the following articles.



Chocolate base → cacao powder 1.5 tbsp


It is soft to make, but crispy when cooled. You can eat it as a snack as it is, or sprinkle it with soy milk and eat it for breakfast.

What is the GI value

How blood sugar works

GI level indicates the rate of increase in blood glucose level after eating. Glucose is decomposed by digestive enzymes into glucose.

Glucose is absorbed in the small intestine and flows into the blood. This will temporarily raise your blood sugar.

Glucose (that is, blood sugar) in the blood is taken up from the blood into the muscles and the liver by the insulin secreted by the pancreas.

Thus, the blood sugar level will drop and return to normal.

The GI value is a relative value with glucose as 100 with respect to the degree of increase in blood glucose level when 50 g of carbohydrate is ingested.

  • High GI value ⇨ 70〜
  • Medium GI value ⇨ 56 to 69
  • Low GI value ⇨ 0 to 55
Ingestion of high GI value foods

The amount of glucose in the blood increases rapidly. As a result, a large amount of insulin is secreted and glucose is taken up by the cells.

However, excess glucose accumulates in the liver and fat, causing fatty liver and neutral fat.

And suddenly, from hyperglycemia to hypoglycemia, drowsiness may occur, and hunger may soon occur.

Ingestion of low GI foods

Glucose slowly flows into the blood and insulin is secreted slowly.

As a result, the blood sugar level gradually changes from rising to falling.


Compare GI values of sweeteners

I would like to introduce the GI value of sweeteners here.

  • White sugar 109
  • Sanontou 108
  • Brown sugar 99
  • Brown rice starch syrup 98
  • Honey 40-75 (depending on the type of honey)
  • Tensai Sugar 65
  • Maple syrup 55
    Date 40
    Coconut sugar 35
    Agave syrup 20
    Stevia 0

Santo sugar is, white sugar sprinkled on a spinach and boiled down. In other words, I think that brown sugar is in the gray zone for vegan because the raw sugar is white sugar produced through a beef bone filter. Some vegan people will avoid it.

Brown sugar is, which has a high GI value, but because it is a sugarcane squeezer, it is a mineral Is rich and has low calories.

Brown rice starch syrup, as its name implies, is made from brown rice. It is a sweetener that often appears in macrobiotic dishes that recommend brown rice instead of refined ones.

Tensai sugar is, which is less than brown sugar but contains minerals. Also, because it contains oligosaccharides, it activates the beneficial bacteria in the intestine.

Coconut sugar is rich in vitamins and minerals.

Dates, vitamins (folic acid/vitamin B) and minerals (iron/potassium, etc.) Rich in and also contains dietary fiber. It has a high nutritional value and is high in calories as it is said to contain up to 3 tablets a day. In the past, when people in the Middle East traveled in the desert, food was overcome only by dates. The dates are so nutritious.

The recommended dates are introduced in this article.


Recommended low GI value agave syrup

It turns out that Agave Syrup is significantly lower than other sweeteners. The raw material is tequila.

25% less calories than sugar and 1.3 times more sweet than sugar.

However, fructose contained in agave syrup may impose a burden on liver function.

Fructose is also found in fruits, but in some agave syrups, 90% of the ingredients are fructose.

Therefore, low fructose agave syrup is also sold.Because there is no habit, it is easy to use for any dish or sweets.

Here is the one I often buy.


Experiment with different sweeteners and find what you like.