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How To Toast Coconut In The Microwave

This method works best if you're toasting a small amount of coconut. If you need to whip up a quick batch for a recipe and you're in a hurry, this is the ideal method. These directions are for a half-cup of flakes.

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  • Flaked or shredded coconut


  1. Place coconut in microwave-safe dish or bowl.
  2. Microwave at full power for 45 seconds. Stir the coconut.
  3. Continue doing this until the coconut turns light golden brown. It should not take more than three minutes total.