ChamoritaMomma’s Manha Titiyas


Manha Titiyas!  Another island treat that’s yummy goodness all around…..


manha01 (16 oz. pkg.) frozen YOUNG coconut, thawed (reserve liquid)
1 can coconut milk
1 (10 oz. can) Coconut water (Use enough to thin the batter)
1 Tbsp. Vegetable oil
1 1/4 – 1 1/2 cups granulated Sugar, to taste
4 1/4 cups All-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. Salt

Begin by pouring the entire package of thawed manja and juice into a large bowl.  Using your hand, break the pieces of manha apart; if there are any large pieces of manha, break them into smaller ones.










Add the can of coconut milk, coconut juice, vegetable oil, sugar, and salt.  Stir to combine well.











Now, add the flour.  Stir the mixture until it becomes smooth and no traces of flour lumps are visible.











The batter should be thinner then pancake batter but thicker than a crepe batter.











For best results, use an open griddle, one with no sides to interfere with the flattening process.  Heat the griddle and brush lightly with vegetable oil.  Cut a piece of wax or parchment paper, lightly spray it with cooking spray, such as Pam.  Set this aside.   When the griddle has heated up, ladle on some of the batter.











Quickly place the sprayed side of the waxed or parchment paper down, facing the batter.  Using a large flat spatula or the bottom of a small frying pan, flatten the batter thinly as shown below.











Allow the titiyas to cook slightly.  Slowly peel back the waxed or parchment paper.  If it sticks, try removing it using a butter knife.  Peel it off completely and set aside to be reused again.  I used this same wax paper a few times before using a new one.











Allow the titiyas to slightly brown before turning it over.  Cook for a few minutes on the other side.











Remove and place on plate to cool before serving.  Repeat until all of the batter is finished.  Place any leftovers into a ziploc bag to store.

NOTE:  Make sure to spray the waxed paper each time you use it.  Once it begins to looked burned or overused, discard it and use a new sheet.


18 thoughts on “ChamoritaMomma’s Manha Titiyas

  1. Just successfully made these for my husband and daughter and they loved it. The nearest chamorro restaurant that sells these is about 30 minutes away from us. I knew it was time to learn how to make them on my own. Thank You!!

  2. Thank you so much for sharing your recipe & also being so detailed with the process of it all..Did exactly as directed & it was a hit with my 4 & 5yr. old babygirls; most especially with me because I HAVE BEEN CRAVING Manha Titiyas for a while now.

    My question was answered by connie. I made the batch as directed & didn’t want to make so much that I’m the one that’s going to end up eating it all. Holidays are jus around the corner – if you know what I mean 😉

    Thank you once again. Hu agradesi hao 🙂

    ☆☆☆☆☆ Stars 😉

    Cheers si,
    Sydney AKA familian “Pilot” ♡

    • I’m so so happy it worked out for you! I try to be as detailed for my viewers because I know how some recipes can be confusing…..thank you for giving my recipe a try! MERRY CHRISTMAS to you and your family!

  3. Thank you for your recipe! It was a hit! The batter was a little thick but still came out perfect…I’m definitely sharing this with friends and family in the mainland and on Guam!

  4. Received this last night, and it was so easy to make, thank you. I tried this titijas at a Chamorros fair here in San Diego and loved it. I have been looking for this recipe for a long time, thank you. I am Chamorro and love receiving any recipe from home. By the way it is so good! My question now is can I freeze it? Please also send reply to my email.

    • Hafa Adai Connie! Thank you so much for trying my recipe and letting me know it was a hit!

      In regards to your question, I’m really not sure if you can freeze this or not because I’ve never tried. My batch is always eaten up with nothing left, lol! If you do try freezing them, I suggest that you remove all of the excess air first, but please let me know how it does. I’m curious now…..

      ~Si Rose aka ChamoritaMomma

      • I did not freeze it, but I kept it in the refrigerator, lasted a couple of weeks. Re-heated in microwave anytime I want one, good with my morning coffee, still very good. No kids in the house to eat them, just me.

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