Step 3 - How to Toast Coconut

Toasted Coconut

How to toast coconut on the stovetop and in the oven! My methods work great for shaved coconut, and shredded coconut - both sweetened and unsweetened!
Course garnish
Cuisine American
Keyword coconut, kitchen how to, pantry staple
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 9 minutes
Servings 16 people
Calories 466kcal
Author Jillian - a Food, Folks and Fun original!


  • 1 cup coconut


How to Toast Coconut on the Stovetop:

  • Heat a 10-inch skillet over medium heat. Add the coconut. 
    Step 1 - How to Toast Coconut
  • Stir the coconut constantly until the coconut is mostly all golden brown, about 3-5 minutes.
    Step 2 - How to Toast Coconut

How to Toast Coconut in the Oven:

  • Move the oven rack to the middle position and oven to 325 degrees.
  • Spread the coconut out evenly onto a rimmed baking sheet. Bake until golden and fragrant, stirring every 2 minutes with a rubber spatula, about 8 to 10 minutes.
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When toasting coconut in the oven, you can fit up to 3 cups of coocnut on the baking sheet. 
The nutritional information provided below is for 1 cup of toasted sweetened coconut. 


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 466kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 33g | Sodium: 244mg | Potassium: 313mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 40g | Vitamin C: 0.8mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1.8mg