Easy Baked Coconut Shrimp

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Crispy baked coconut shrimp is super easy to make and is a perfect healthy appetizer. 

Easy Baked Coconut Shrimp on a grey plate with cocktail sauce.
Hey guys, It’s Layla here from GimmeDelicious.com and today I have a super easy and healthy recipe for you today. Its crispy coconut shrimp they’re its baked! I love making baked versions of my favorite fried foods because you get all the flavor without all the added calories.

This baked coconut shrimp is super super easy to make and even easier to eat! The shrimp is crispy and crunchy on the outside and tender on the inside. I like to use a mixture of panko breadcrumbs and coconut to coat the shrimp so you get different textures and flavors on there.

Process of making the coconut coating for Easy Baked Coconut Shrimp.

To get started simply combine the panko and shredded coconut in a bowl and set aside. In another bowl season some flour with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and paprika and set aside. and lastly, crack eggs in a small bowl. Then you simply dip the shrimp in the flour, egg, and coconut mixture.

Lay evenly on a greased baking sheet and drizzle or spray with a light layer of oil. Bake for 12 minutes and that’s pretty much it! The shrimp is simply irresistible and makes the perfect appetizer or side dish!!

Easy Baked Coconut Shrimp on a baking sheet that has coconut coating on them.

Baked Coconut Shrimp

5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4


Crispy baked coconut shrimp is super easy to make and is a perfect healthy appetizer.


  • 1 pound large shrimp about 25, peeled (tails left on), deveined
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup flaked unsweetened coconut
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika optional
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Pre-heat oven to 425F Grease a cookie sheet with oil and set aside.

  2. Beat eggs in a small bowl and set aside. Combine breadcrumbs and coconut in another bowl and set aside. Lastly, combine flour and spices in a 3rd bowl.

  3. Dip shrimp in small batches in the flour mixture then the egg mixture (letting the excess drip off the shrimp and then coat in the coconut/breadcrumb mixture, pressing to adhere.

  4. Place the shrimp on the baking sheet in a single layer. Lightly spray with nonstick spray or drizzle with oil. Bake until the shrimp are golden on the outside and opaque in the center, about 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Serves: 4

Calories373kcal (19%)Carbohydrates23g (8%)Protein30g (60%)Fat18g (28%)Saturated Fat13g (65%)Cholesterol368mg (123%)Sodium976mg (41%)Potassium268mg (8%)Fiber4g (16%)Sugar2g (2%)Vitamin A119IU (2%)Vitamin C5mg (6%)Calcium196mg (20%)Iron5mg (28%)

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

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Easy Baked Coconut Shrimp

Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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    1. Cricket – And she still hasn’t done it! I proof read all my daughter’s blogs and she changes them immediately.

    1. Here’s a quick sauce. 1/4 cup sweet orange marmalade jelly, 1/8 cup of honey, 1/8 cup of Dijon mustard, couple shakes of tabasco, viola

  1. Has anyone tried prepping and freezing these? I’d love to make a big batch and just be able to pop some in the oven from a frozen state–like the kind you can buy in the freezer section.

    1. I’d be interested in making ahead and freezing for a party. I’d love to be able to just throw them onto a baking sheet in the oven just before serving. Did you try it yet? Prepare & bake first then freeze? Or prepare and freeze before baking?

  2. Delicious!!! Sweet with a hint of garlic. I skipped the oil spray and popped them into an Air fryer at 390° for 5 minutes… perfection!

  3. Would love if you added a suggested measurement for the salt and pepper. I definitely didn’t have enough in mine but had no idea about “to taste”. Am I supposed to taste the flour mixture or something?

  4. I just made these without we LOVED them! I ended up cooking them 14 minutes. Thank you for the recipe. I served them with TJ’s Sweet Chili Sauce. My 16 year old son at 15 of them! It was so delicious, I forwarded the recipe to my mother in law! Thank you!

  5. I have made these at least 5 times now and they always come out perfectly! My husband and I buy a bag of frozen, shelled, deveined shrimp at Costco monthly and this is a good, easy recipe and perfect for the shrimp! Thank you !

  6. I love that these are baked! So much less pressure than deep frying and a LOT healthier. Thank you so much for the recipe!

  7. This coconut shrimp recipe is easy and very delicious! Made it for supper last night to go with our steak. Took about 30-40 minutes start to table! Thanks

  8. Was looking for a baked Version of coconut shrimp and found this one. Was super easy and much healthier than the deep fried version, as I do not eat fried foods. I made a homemade dipping sauce of honey mustard, orange marmalade, lemon juice and red chili flakes. Super delicious, will make again and again.

  9. Absolutely delicious recipe! I used smaller shrimp and cooked for less time. Also, served with a pina colada sauce (1/2 c crushed pineapple, 1/4 c cream of coconut, splash of lemon juice, some shredded coconut. Boil, add cornstarch/water to thicken). Will definitely make this again! Thank you!

  10. 5 stars
    This is the best coconut shrimp i’ve EVER had, and it was my first time cooking with shrimp! Super super easy and worth it. Good with rice and salad for a dinner, and could also be good for a party appetizer. Definitely recommend it.

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