How to Toast Coconut + 10 Tasty Toasted Coconut Recipes

I love coconut. I love it in drinks, I love it in dessert, I love it in savory dishes. Toasted coconut is no exception! It has a satisfying crunch perfect for many recipes and just a little more depth of flavor to make things interesting. And whipping up a batch of toasted coconut is easy as coconut cream pie!

  • The Magic of Toasted Coconut! 1 of 12
    How to Toast Coconut and Yummy Toasted Coconut Recipes!

    Have some coconut? Have a pan? Have a desire to eat delicious food? Then toasted coconut is for you! Click through for a quick tutorial on how to toast the stuff and 10 great recipes for using it!

  • How To Toast Coconut 2 of 12
    how-to for toasted coconut

    Making toasted coconut is easy! You can toast it in the oven, but I personally like doing it on the stovetop where I have more control over browning it evenly. Find a frying pan that is the right size for the amount of coconut you want to toast. The coconut should fit as a nice even layer across the pan. Heat the coconut over medium heat, stirring every 30 seconds or so for even browning. Once most of the coconut pieces are a nice light brown color, remove from heat. Let cool and store for a up to several months in an air-tight container or zip bag.

  • Toasted Coconut Mocha Frappe 3 of 12
    toasted coconut mocha frappe

    Can anyone resist this toasted coconut mocha frappe? I think not!

    Make Toasted Coconut Mocha Frappe

  • Coconut Chicken Wings 4 of 12
    coconut chicken wings

    Toasted coconut doesn't have to be used just with sweet recipes. Savory dishes can benefit, too! 

    Make Coconut Chicken Wings

  • Toasted Coconut Marshmallows 5 of 12
    Homemade Coconut Marshmallow

    As if homemade marshmallows weren't already good enough, kick them up a notch with roasted coconut!

    Make Roasted Coconut Marshmallows

  • Coconut Cream Cheese Pastry Bites 6 of 12
    Coconut Cream Cheese Pastry Bites

    Anything with cream cheese is a winner in my book. Add toasted coconut and pastry to the mix? Heaven.

    Make Coconut Cream Cheese Pastry Bites

  • Black-Bottomed Coconut Milk Pie 7 of 12
    Black-Bottomed Coconut Milk Pie

    Topped with toasted coconut, this black-bottomed coconut milk pie will have you begging for more.

    Make Black-Bottomed Coconut Milk Pie

  • Pineapple Satay with Coconut Caramel Sauce 8 of 12
    Pineapple Satay with Coconut Caramel Sauce

    The coconut caramel sauce with the pineapple satay is divine, but the crunch of the toasted coconut sprinkled on top makes it really special.

    Make Pineapple Stay with Coconut Caramel Sauce

  • Crunchy Nut Clusters 9 of 12
    Crunchy Nut Clusters

    These crunchy nut clusters are great for gifts or a decadent snack!

    Make Crunchy Nut Clusters

  • Butter Crisped Caramel Banana Shortcake 10 of 12
    Caramel Banana Shortcake

    This tropical twist on the classic shortcake will have you forgetting strawberries were ever a part of the equation!

    Make Butter Crisped Caramel Banana Shortcake

  • Kiwi Coconut Milk Syrup 11 of 12
    Kiwi Caramel Syrup

    Move over maple, coconut has come to town! Pancakes topped with Kiwi Coconut Milk syrup, kiwifruit and toasted coconut will turn breakfast into something extra delicious.

    Make Kiwi Coconut Milk Syrup

  • Dreamy Coconut Cream Cake 12 of 12
    dreamy coconut cream cake

    The crunch of the toasted coconut on this coconut cream cake makes for great flavor and texture.

    Make Dreamy Coconut Cream Cake

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