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4-Ingredient Toasted Coconut Breakfast Spread

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4-Ingredient Toasted Coconut Breakfast SpreadA quick and easy breakfast recipe to help start your day off right! This creamy whipped Toasted Coconut Breakfast Spread has a secret ingredient that will give you a little pep in your step throughout the day.

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Lt. Dan is the weekend breakfast chef in our family. He loves to wake up on a Saturday morning and tinker around the kitchen, for what seems like an eternity, making various breakfast scrambles and french toast.

However, most mornings I am all about the quick and easy breakfast recipe. Our weekday mornings are a whirl-wind of lunch-packing, speedy breakfasts, and securing hair bows. There is certainly no time for “tinkering.”

Providing fast breakfast options for the family, that keep them away from neon-colored cereals, is a must.

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Years ago, when I used to spend all my spare time at the gym, I would eat cottage cheese like it was going out of style, because it’s a convenient low-fat source of  protein.

Nowadays, I like to sneak cottage cheese into all sorts of kid-friendly dishes, for the very same reason.

Did you know you can whip cottage cheese?

If you put cottage cheese in the food processor and press puree, it will break up all the curds and whip them into a smooth silky cream.

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That makes low-fat cottage cheese a healthy substitute for other beloved dairy products, like cream cheese and sour cream. Today’s quick and easy breakfast recipe, is a Toasted Coconut Spread made with Real California Milk low-fat cottage cheese, to start off the day on the right foot.

Toasted Coconut Breakfast Spread is easy to whip up on Monday morning (or Sunday evening) and serve throughout the week. I just scoop it back into the cottage cheese container and pop it in the fridge until ready to serve.

The combination of the smooth creamy (slightly salty) pureed cottage cheese, with the toasted coconut and touch of honey makes it a perfect go-to option for everyone in the family.

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I simply toast the coconut in the oven, then whiz the ingredients in the food processor. Done.

Then I serve the Toasted Coconut Breakfast Spread on english muffins with a sprinkling of chopped macadamia nuts on top. You can also use this spread as an oatmeal topper, layer it in fresh fruit parfaits, as a dip for fruit kebabs, or between graham crackers.

A quick and healthy, creamy-dreamy breakfast option everyone will love!

More Breakfast Options:

Truffle Parmesan Biscuits

Strawberry Rhubarb Yogurt Muffins

Savory French Toast Breakfast Sandwich ~ Real California Milk

For more ideas, visit my “Breakfast Breakthroughs” Pinterest Board!

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4-Ingredient Toasted Coconut Breakfast Spread

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes
This creamy whipped Toasted Coconut Breakfast Spread has a secret ingredient that will give you a little pep in your step throughout the day.
Servings: 20 ounces (2 1/2 cups)



  • Preheat to oven to 400 degrees F, and spread the coconut evenly over a baking sheet.
  • Place the baking sheet in the oven on the upper rack. Toast the coconut for 2-4 minutes. *Do not take your eyes off the coconut, it can turn from white to black in a matter of seconds. Cool the coconut on the baking sheet.
  • While the coconut is cooling, place the cottage cheese, honey and vanilla extract in a food processor (or blender.) Puree until smooth. Add the toasted coconut and pulse to combine.
  • Scoop the breakfast spread back into the cottage cheese container and refrigerate until ready to use.


Suggested Serving Methods: Spread on toasted English muffins or bagels and sprinkle with chopped macadamia nuts. Dollop on top of warm oatmeal. Or use in fresh fruit parfaits.


Serving: 1serving, Calories: 43kcal, Carbohydrates: 4g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 2g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 1mg, Sodium: 104mg, Potassium: 35mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 10IU, Calcium: 15mg, Iron: 0.1mg
Course: Breakfast, Dip
Cuisine: American
Author: Sommer Collier

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  1. So simple—genius!

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  13. Yummy! Will definitely try it.

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  15. I love this idea of this… you make food so exciting!!

  16. Great combination of flavors…just finished inhaling a good sized portion!

  17. I have been on a huge coconut kick lately so methinks I need to go out and buy some cottage cheese hehe

  18. I am excited to try this! I just bought bagels!!!

  19. I love this! What a great idea for a spread!!

  20. Never would I have thought to incorporate coconut into breakfast, but I’m loving it!

  21. OMG Sommer! I just made this recipe and it is awesome! It will be really hard to keep around. I know my hubby will love it too!

  22. No, I’ve never thought to whip up cottage cheese. But it sounds like something I’d like, especially when made into this yummy spread!

  23. My kids aren’t really fans of cottage cheese, but I bet they’d eat this if I didn’t tell them!

  24. How easy is that?! I’m on a serious coconut kick lately too.

  25. I am definitely in need of quick and easy too! Can’t wait to make this and slather it on everything!

  26. This looks SO tasty! And I don’t even like cottage cheese!

  27. My weekday morning sounds totally like yours! LOL…I’m always rushing cos I’m not a morning person and want to wake up at the latest minute I could! :P

    I didn’t know I can whip cottage cheese! This is wonderful to know so I can substitute with other creamy, fatty stuffs I crave all the time. :) Can’t wait to give this toasted coconut spread a try. I love and adore toasted coconuts!

  28. you are a genius! I love this idea. Thanks for my breakfast tomorrow morning!

  29. Start your day with coconut?

    Yes, please!

  30. Mmm I love coconut, and I eat cottage cheese almost everyday, but I’ve never thought to combine the two! I’m going to have to give this a go!

  31. bookmarked!! can’t wait to make :)

  32. I love all of these ingredients!! Great way to put them together!

  33. I use pureed cottage cheese in all sorts of dips and spreads for my kids and friends – love it as a healthier protein-rich alternative to cream cheese. This is a fantastic breakfast idea – I’ve made strawberry “cream cheese” using pureed cottage cheese and fresh strawberry puree – my son loves it so I I know he’s love this coconut spread.

  34. Nope, I didn’t know you can whip cottage cheese!! This sounds so tasty for breakfast or a snack!

  35. I just love coconut and can’t wait to have this for breakfast :)

  36. This sounds wonderful! I would love this for breakfast.

  37. That’s a beautiful and inventive way of starting the day right!

  38. This is pure genius Sommer! I’d put it on almost everything…

  39. This sounds delicious and something i would never have thought of. I am going to try it as I love cottage cheese.

  40. Sounds great Sommer and a real surprise from cottage cheese! I can’t help it; each and every time I read ‘Lt Dan’ I think Forrest Gump. :)

  41. I wanna spread that on everything!! Sounds so, so good! What an awesome idea!!

  42. Mmm! I want to eat bowls and bowls of this spread by the spoonful. Would that be weird?

  43. Um, creamy dreamy breakfasts are my *favorite*. I need this, asap.

  44. Sounds delicious. Can’t wait to try it.

  45. I love toasted coconut, what a great spread!

  46. What a great healthy kick this has, so smart with the cottage cheese!

  47. This is so creative! This would make a great addition to my afternoon snack!

  48. I have never though about whipping cottage cheese before! And this spread seems like the kind of breakfast I need in the morning. Healthy and quick.

  49. This looks wonderful. I am not usually excited about cottage cheese, but this spread looks so tasty! I have to try it.

  50. Wow, I love this Sommer! What a delicious addition this would be to a bagel or slice of cinnamon-raisin bread. Yummy!

  51. Such a creative spread!! Sounds delish!

  52. sounds like the perfect way to start your day!

  53. This looks so incredibly yummy. I need a little pep in my breakfast routine and this is the perfect recipe for it!

  54. The only way I’ll eat cottage cheese is pureed! I love this recipe!

  55. Oh, I love the whipped cottage cheese tip! Now I know how I can get my hubby to partake :)

  56. What a great idea Sommer! Another new breakfast item to add to my list! )

  57. So creative Sommer! I would never think of this- yummy!

  58. LOVING this, so fresh and healthy!

  59. Sounds so good right now!! Lovely!

  60. I would have never thought of this, Sommer. I absolutely love honey and coconut together so I am sure this is wonderful.

  61. I’ve never thought of whipping cottage cheese. LOVE that it can replace sour cream in recipes. Thanks Sommer!!!

  62. Sommer, I’m nutty about anything coconut-y! Your dairy-coconut breakfast spread with a kiss of honey looks simply divine. So easy peasy for frenetic weekday mornings. The Big Lug enjoys whipping up his Kitchen Sink scrambles on the weekends, too. (Keep him!) We are lucky gals. xo

  63. Great ideas for a filling start to the day!

  64. The husband will not go NEAR cottage cheese, but perhaps if it was whipped, I could persuade him. :) This sounds delicious!

    • Kiersten, a lot of people who don’t like the texture of cottage cheese, love this spread. If you try it on him, let me know what he thinks!

  65. This is a great ides Sommer, so creative!

  66. I’d never thought of making a spread out of cottage cheese. Sounds like the perfect way to start the day!