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How To Make Toasted Coconut

Toasted coconut is a delicious and versatile ingredient that can be used in a variety of recipes. It adds a sweet, slightly nutty flavor to dishes and can be used as a topping or an ingredient. Toasting coconut brings out its natural sweetness and enhances its flavor. Don’t buy it – make it at home.

Bowl of toasted coconut.

Coconut is a great source of healthy fats, fiber, and minerals. It is also high in antioxidants and can help reduce inflammation. Toasting coconut helps to bring out its natural sweetness and enhances its flavor.

Toasted coconut can be used in a variety of recipes including cakes, cookies, muffins, granola bars, smoothies, oatmeal bowls, and more. It can also be used as a topping for oatmeal, ice cream, yogurt, and other desserts. It adds a nice crunch to dishes and can be used as a garnish or sprinkled over salads. It can also be used to make delicious toasted coconut milk.

No matter how you use it, toasted coconut is sure to add a delicious flavor and texture to your recipes.

Let’s look at how to toast coconut in the oven.

Ingredient

  • 4 cups shredded coconut
Bowl of shredded coconut.

Directions

To toast coconut, preheat your oven to 325°F. Spread the coconut flakes on a baking sheet.

Shredded coconut on a sheet pan.

Bake for 4 minutes. Stir the coconut and cook until lightly golden brown, about another 4-6 minutes. 

Jar of toasted coconut.

Recipe Notes

  • Coconut cooks fast. It’s important to keep an eye on it.
  • It’s okay if your coconut is not perfectly flat on the baking sheet. Some will overlap and that’s okay. You will be stirring it around which will help the entire batch get toasted.

How do you store toasted coconut?

Once your toasted coconut is cooled, store it in an airtight container for up to two weeks.

Bowl of toasted coconut.

Toasted Coconut

Toasting coconut in the oven is easy and can be done with one simple ingredient: coconut! It's a great way to give any dish a sweet and crunchy topping.
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Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Cooling Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 16 minutes
Servings: 11
Calories: 164kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 cups shredded coconut

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
  • Spread coconut evenly on a baking sheet.
  • Bake for 4 minutes before using a spatula to flip and move the coconut.
  • Every minute or so after that, stir the coconut, until you have baked it for a total of 10 minutes, or until it has reached a nice golden color.

Notes

  • Coconut cooks fast. It’s important to keep an eye on it.
  • It’s okay if your coconut is not perfectly flat on the baking sheet. Some will overlap and that’s okay. You will be stirring it around which will help the entire batch get toasted.

Nutrition

Serving: 3tablespoons | Calories: 164kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Sodium: 86mg | Potassium: 110mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg
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