How To’s

Toasting Nuts & Coconuts

Toasting nuts or coconut until golden brown adds a warm, rich flavor to these ingredients.

To toast nuts:

  1. Heat the oven to 350°F. Spread nuts in a single layer on a cookie sheet. Bake for 5 to 10 minutes or until light golden brown to golden brown, stirring occasionally. The baking time will vary, depending on the type of nut. Watch them closely to avoid overbrowning.
  2. To toast in the microwave oven, spread nuts in a microwave-safe pan. Microwave on HIGH for 4 to 8 minutes or until light golden brown, stirring frequently.

To toast coconut:

  1. Heat the oven to 350°F. Spread coconut evenly on a cookie sheet. Bake for 7 to 8 minutes or until light golden brown, stirring occasionally. Watch closely to avoid overbrowning.
  2. To toast in the microwave oven, spread coconut in a microwave-safe pan. Microwave on HIGH for 4 1/2 to 8 minutes, tossing the coconut with a fork after each minute.

To avoid overbrowning, remove toasted nuts and coconut from baking pan immediately after baking or microwaving.