How To Open a Coconut

How to Open a Coconut

Fresh coconut is absolutely delicious!  Some are intimidated by the work involved in opening one.  That is why I created this short video showing you how to open a coconut.

We decided to use a corkscrew opener and a big knife in the video.  But you could also use a screwdriver and a hammer if you have one.

Another way of doing it is by changing the temperature of the coconut by putting in the oven for 10 minutes at 375ºF.  In the same train of thought, putting it in the freezer for 10 minutes will loosen the meat from the shell.

Eat it raw, grate it or, even easier, use your food processor with the grating blade and you’ll get shredded coconut in no time.

To inspire you to cook, here are a few recipes using shredded coconut :

Amuse Bouche Facile
Chocolate Energy Balls

Pain aux Bananes
Banana Bread
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Coconut and Dark Chocolate Muffins

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Orange and Cranberry muffins


Making homemade coconut milk is also awesome!  But, if you are in a hurry and rather use canned coconut milk, here are some brands that I recommend using.  They use BPA-free cans and do not add any sugars or artificial content to their products (they are whole30® approved).  The first brand, Everland seems to be available on Amazon Canada only.


So, I’d love to hear what your favorite recipe using coconut is, let me know!



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