How to Toast Coconut

Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Author Cindy Campbell


  • 1 package Coconut


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spread the coconut out in as thin and even a layer as possible on a cookie sheet.
  3. Put the pan in the oven and set a timer for 20 minutes.
  5. After about 5 minutes, open the oven and use a spatula to “rake” the coconut (like raking and in those little desktop Zen Gardens). This rotates the shavings from the bottom to the top... it's the coconut touching the pan that gets toasted. So if you don’t rake, the bottom will burn and the top will still be raw.
  6. Repeat the raking process every few minutes, especially if you see the bottom edges start to look crispy.
  7. You're done then the coconut is no longer moist... the dried coconut has the consistency of hay and the shavings doesn't stick to each other anymore.