Preheat the oven to 180 celsius / 350 fahrenheit and line a baking tray with parchment paper. Place the coconut flakes in a large bowl.
Mix together the tamari, liquid smoke, maple syrup, garlic powder and paprika and pour over the coconut flakes. Toss to combine making sure that the flakes are well coated. Leave to marinate for at least 15 minutes and up to an hour, then spread the flakes out evenly on the lined baking tray.
Bake them for about 12–14 minutes, giving them a stir half way through. Rotate the pan in the oven as needed to avoid hot‐spots and burnt bits. Watch them very carefully from the 10 minute mark as they can burn very quickly, they will crisp up as they cool. Remove from the oven and let cool completely. Use immediately, or store them in a freezer‐safe container or bag and just take them out of the freezer as needed (they don't need to be defrosted).