How to Toast Coconut in 5 Minutes

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  • 1/4 cup raw unsweetened coconut flakes*


  1. Spread 1/4 cup of your coconut onto a small plate. Try to evenly distribute the coconut, but it’s OK if the coconut is overlapping. Check out the post for a visual.
  2. Place the plate in the microwave and microwave for 30 seconds.
  3. Once 30 seconds are up, carefully remove the plate, toss coconut with a spoon or your hand, and place it back in the microwave for another 30 seconds. You should start to see the coconut take on some color after the first few bouts in your science oven.
  4. Repeat step 3 until your coconut is toasted! It’ll look golden brown. It’ll smell incredible. And it’ll be just about the best darn thing you’ll put in your mouth.


*I use big flakes of coconut because I go absolutely bonkers over the texture, but I’m guessing shredded would do just fine, too. Actually, shredded will probably take a shorter amount of time because it’s smaller. Toasted Coconut in less than 5 minutes?! Done deal.

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