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Desiccated Coconut

10 mins

1 cup

What you are creating

Desiccated coconut is easy to make and can be used in cake recipes, cookie recipes and garnishes on cake and cookies. It even makes a great cocktail glass garnish! The key to making this is to use unsulfured, unsweetened coconut.


  1. In a blender place coconut and blend until finely blended. You can make this several days in advance and store it until ready to use. Note that we found freshly desiccated coconut makes a moister cake where pre-made days in advance or store bought desiccated coconut it will create a dryer crumb.

How do you make desiccated coconut? Check out our step-by-step video on how to make desiccated coconut using one ingredient!

  • 1 3/4 cup Bob’s Redmill, Unsweetened, Unsulfured coconut

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A note about ingredients used in our recipes:

When creating our recipes we use the following unless otherwise noted in the recipe:

  • Eggs = Large Eggs

  • All Purpose Flour = Unbleached All Purpose King Arthur Flour or Unbleached All Purpose King Arthur Flour Organic

  • Bread Flour = Unbleached King Arthur Bread Flour or Unbleached King Arthur Bread Flour Organic

  • Whole Wheat Flour = 100% Whole Grain King Arthur Whole Wheat Flour

  • Pastry Flour = Bob’s Red Mill Unbleached White Fine Pastry Flour 

  • Almond Flour = Bob’s Red Mill Super-Fine Almond Flour 

  • Tapioca Flour = Bob’s Red Mill Tapioca Flour (Tapioca Starch)

  • Sour Cream = Full Fat Sour Cream

  • Yogurt = Full Fat Yogurt

  • Milk = As indicated or if Milk is just listed you may use 1%, 2% or Whole Milk

  • Butter = Unsalted Sweet Cream butter unless otherwise noted


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