1/10 - Correction: Oops! I accidentally wrote to microwave in 1 minute intervals. I meant 30 seconds!!!! Sorry!
I've always toasted coconut in the oven. It's how most all recipes tell you to do it. I was reading a Bon Appetit magazine article the other day that recommended microwaving the coconut to toast it. Wha-at? This I had to try!
Start by spreading your coconut onto a microwave-safe plate.
Microwave on high for
one minute 30 seconds. Remove, stir around the coconut, and return to the microwave for another minute. The coconut will start to brown from the bottom up.
Continue microwaving in
It was amazing how quickly this process went! I did half of a bag of coconut in about 3 minutes. The microwave cooks from the inside out so the flakes were super crisp unlike the oven where it is golden on the outside but still limp. The house also smelled amazing. Love love love this new toasting trick!