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
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
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
Can anyone resist this toasted coconut mocha frappe? I think not!
Coconut Chicken Wings 4 of 12
Toasted coconut doesn't have to be used just with sweet recipes. Savory dishes can benefit, too!
Toasted Coconut Marshmallows 5 of 12
As if homemade marshmallows weren't already good enough, kick them up a notch with roasted coconut!
Coconut Cream Cheese Pastry Bites 6 of 12
Anything with cream cheese is a winner in my book. Add toasted coconut and pastry to the mix? Heaven.
Black-Bottomed Coconut Milk Pie 7 of 12
Topped with toasted coconut, this black-bottomed coconut milk pie will have you begging for more.
Pineapple Satay with Coconut Caramel Sauce 8 of 12
The coconut caramel sauce with the pineapple satay is divine, but the crunch of the toasted coconut sprinkled on top makes it really special.
Crunchy Nut Clusters 9 of 12
These crunchy nut clusters are great for gifts or a decadent snack!
Butter Crisped Caramel Banana Shortcake 10 of 12
This tropical twist on the classic shortcake will have you forgetting strawberries were ever a part of the equation!
Kiwi Coconut Milk Syrup 11 of 12
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.
Dreamy Coconut Cream Cake 12 of 12
The crunch of the toasted coconut on this coconut cream cake makes for great flavor and texture.