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How To Toast Coconut

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posted: 04/16/18

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You definitely need to know How to Toast Coconut! It is the perfect addition to so many different desserts, like my Pina Colada Cake! Super easy and tasty!

small ball jar full of toasted coconut

Toasted coconut adds a nutty, rich depth to desserts, side dishes and more. It’s so fragrant and flavorful, and super easy to make yourself! If you’re a fan of coconut, then you definitely need to know this simple how-to recipe. In just minutes you’ll have delicious coconut to add to baked goods, pies, and cakes. So yummy!

Spoonful of toasted coconut flakes on a baking sheet.

How to Toast Coconut Flakes

  1. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Spread 1 cup of shredded coconut on a baking sheet.
  3. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until the coconut begins to turn golden brown.
  4. Toss it half way through, redistributing it.
  5. Cool and add to your recipes!
overhead view of mason jar filled with toasted coconut flakes

How to Store Toasted Coconut

The great thing about this recipe is you can toast a huge batch of coconut and keep it on hand for the next time you need it. Store it in an airtight jar or plastic. I like to keep it in the refrigerator or even the freezer for a longer shelf life.

How Long Can You Store Toasted Coconut?

You can store your toasted coconut in the pantry for up to six weeks. However if you want it to last longer, keep it in the refrigerator for up to three months. Toasted coconut stored in the freezer can last up to six months.

Great Recipes that Use Toasted Coconut

There are almost too many to mention, but try your toasted coconut flakes in these favorite recipes:

  • This Samoa Cake is a fan favorite, and then with the coconut on top. Amazing!
  • If you need an easier version of the cake above, make this Samoas Poke Cake.
  • I love to rim the edge of this Samoa Martini with toasted coconut flakes . .. am I sensing a theme?
  • This Pina Colada Lush is the perfect tropical no bake treat!
spoonful of oven toasted coconut
small ball jar full of toasted coconut
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How to Toast Coconut

Serves: 1 cups
(tap # to scale)
Prep: 2 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 17 minutes
Wondering how to toast coconut? You just need 20 minutes and a few simple things! It’s the perfect addition to so many desserts!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sweetened coconut flakes

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 325 degrees.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.  Spread one cup of shredded coconut on it in a thin layer.
  • Bake for 7 minutes, toss the coconut and redistribute it on the sheet and then bake for 7 more minutes or until the coconut is golden brown.
  • Let cool completely and store in an airtight container for up to one month.
Author: Lisa Longley
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
small ball jar full of toasted coconut

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