There are several ways to toast shredded coconut. One is to evenly spread the coconut in a baking sheet to bake in the oven until brown. The second would be to toast the coconut in a pan over the stove. I use the second method since I find it easier and faster.
Use Toasted Shredded Coconut for:
- topping for cakes
- mix it in frosting or icing
- topping for ice cream
- add to morning cereal
- add to smoothies
It is not necessary to stir the shredded coconut in the pan frequently up until the first five minutes. Once the shredded coconut in the pan shows the slightest hint of brown, then the stirring begins.
How to Toast Shredded Coconut
- 1 cup Shredded Coconut
- Place shredded coconut evenly on a cool non-stick skillet
- Place non-stick skillet on stove top and set burner to medium heat, let it cook for about 5 minutes
- Start stirring shredded coconut frequently for another five minutes or until caramel brown color is achieved