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Three ways to toast coconut plus a great snack you will love with toasted coconut. I love coconut in anything and like it even better toasted. I put it in cakes, love coconut pie and sprinkle it on salads and cereal for a little bit of sweetness when I leave out the sugar.
Toast Coconut in the Microwave:
Sprinkle 1/2 cup coconut on a glass pie dish or plate. Microwave 3 or 4 minutes stirring every 30 seconds after the first two minutes.
Toast Coconut in the Oven:
Place on a baking sheet in a preheated 325 degree oven for 5 to 10 minutes stirring every couple minutes until coconut is toasted.
How to Toast Coconut on Top of the Stove:
Place 1/2 cup in a preheated skillet on top of the stove for 2 to 5 minutes stirring often until toasted a golden brown. Do not put oil in the skillet.
Sweetened coconut will brown faster than unsweetened and fresh will take longer to brown because it is wetter. You can make as much as you like or as little. It keeps well in an airtight container for up to a month and will keep in freezer for a couple months.
Make the healthy snack in the photo above:
1 banana, peeled and sliced
1 tablespoon almond butter
Cut banana into slices on a plate. Add the almond butter on top and drizzle on some honey. Sprinkle on toasted coconut, raisins and nuts. This makes a great healthy snack. I have it for lunch a lot. Enjoy!
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