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Homemade Habanero Flakes

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 10 minutes
Servings 1 cup



  • Preheat oven to low.
  • Cut the stems off of the habanero peppers, then place the habaneros evenly across a foil lined baking sheet.
  • Bake the habaneros in the oven for 4 to 6 hours, until the chilies have dried. Depending on your oven, you may need more time.
  • Remove the habanero peppers from the oven, then place them in a food processor or mortar. Do not remove the seeds as that removes much of the habanero heat.
  • Whether automatically or by hand, crush the chilies until they reach your desired flake size.
  • Use immediately or store the habanero flakes in an airtight container.


Use gloves during the preparation of habanero flakes. Habanero peppers are extra hot and can cause significant chili burn.