A bowl full of toasted coconut

How to Toast Coconut

Sharing three simple ways to toast coconut.  You can do it in the oven, the stove top or in the microwave!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword how to toast coconut
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 1 cup
Calories 283kcal
Author Leigh Anne Wilkes


  • 1 cup coconut sweetened


Stove Top Method

  • Place a thin layer of coconut into a cast iron pan over medium to medium low heat. Stir continually until golden brown, 5-10 minutes.  Remove from cast iron pan to a plate or baking sheet to cool.

Microwave Method

  • Place a thin layer of coconut on a microwave safe plate or dish and microwave on high in 30 seconds increments.  Stir after each 30 seconds. Continue until golden brown.

Oven Method

  • Place a thin layer of coconut on a baking sheet and bake in a 325 degrees F. oven for 5-10 minutes, stirring several times.  Bake until golden brown.


Calories: 283kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Sodium: 16mg | Potassium: 284mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin C: 2.6mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1.9mg