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How to Toast Coconut

Make your own toasted coconut in just minutes! A perfect way to add some nuttiness and crunch to your recipes.
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Servings: 1 cup


  • 1 cup coconut (or however much you need)
  • baking sheet with edges


  • Preheat your oven to 350F.
  • Line a baking sheet with a silicone mat for easy toasting. You can also use parchment paper or just put the coconut straight on the pan. Spread out the coconut over the baking sheet in an even layer. It can be thin or thick, it does not matter. If it is thicker, it will require more mixing as it bakes to toast evenly. I found that one bag of shredded coconut covered a large baking sheet about 1/2" deep.
  • Place the coconut in the oven to toast. Check every couple of minutes to mix the coconut for an even toast. Just toss and mix using a spatula.
  • Remove the coconut from the oven when it has turned a light brown. The time this takes will depend on how much coconut you have in the oven and how deep the layer is. My large sheet pan with an entire bag took about 9 minutes.
  • Use in your favorite recipes or eat it plain!


Try out this toasted coconut in our Blackberry Toasted Coconut Sweet Rolls!