How to Use a Microwave to Toast Nuts or Coconut

Using a Microwave to Toast Nuts or Coconut

  • Author: Paula Rhodes
  • Prep Time: 1 minute
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes
  • Total Time: 4 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cup
  • Category: Baking
  • Method: microwave
  • Cuisine: American


Instructions for quickly toasting nuts or coconut to be used in baking or salads.


1 cup of nuts or coconut


  1. Evenly distribute nuts or coconut on a paper plate or micro-wave safe dinner plate.
  2. Cook on HIGH in the microwave for 1 minute. Stir.
  3. Repeat step #2 until nuts are nicely toasted.


Watch carefully as every microwave cooks a little bit differently. Nuts can go from perfect to burnt in a terrifying flash. Pick out any burned pieces. There are usually very few.

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