Rainbow Coconut Sprinkles: Free of Artificial Dye and Sugar!


This rainbow coconut sprinkles recipe is a fun Chocolate-Glazed Doughnut topping from The Recipe Hacker Confidential by Diana Keuilian. She uses juice to color the coconut shreds and stevia to sweeten them!

Rainbow Coconut Sprinkles Recipe from The Recipe Hacker Confidential - free of sugar, artificial dyes and top allergens

Diana intertwines stories and specific tips among her recipes. This is what she had to say about these rainbow coconut sprinkles:

Did ya know that it’s possible to create beautifully colorful sprinkles with 100 percent natural ingredients?

My daughter, Chloe, loves using sprinkles to decorate homemade treats, which has been a point of contention for us because I know how toxic and harmful the ingredients in store-bought sprinkles are. Now, using these Rainbow Coconut Sprinkles, Chloe is able to sprinkle her little heart out, and I rest easy knowing she’s not taking in any harmful dyes or artificial ingredients. I like to make a big batch of these sprinkles to store in the freezer in a zip-top bag. That way, whenever there’s an opportunity to add a sprinkle of color to something, it’s as easy as reaching into the freezer.

Special Diet Notes: Rainbow Coconut Sprinkles

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, plant-based, vegetarian, and paleo-friendly.

Natural Rainbow Coconut Sprinkles
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These natural sprinkles were created as a topping for these Gluten-Free Chocolate-Glazed Doughnuts. Both recipes are reprinted with permissions from The Recipe Hacker Confidential by
Serves: 1 cup
  1. In 6 small bowls, combine the following:
  2. Red: 2 tablespoons shredded coconut + ¼ teaspoon powdered stevia + the beet juice
  3. Orange: 2 tablespoons shredded coconut + ¼ teaspoon powdered stevia + the carrot juice
  4. Yellow: 2 tablespoons shredded coconut + ¼ teaspoon powdered stevia + the ground turmeric
  5. Green: 2 tablespoons shredded coconut + ¼ teaspoon powdered stevia + the spinach juice
  6. Blue: 2 tablespoons shredded coconut + ¼ teaspoon powdered stevia + 2 teaspoons red cabbage juice + ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  7. Purple: 2 tablespoons shredded coconut + ¼ teaspoon powdered stevia + 2 teaspoons red cabbage juice
  8. Line 2 or 3 dehydrator trays with parchment paper and spread out the colored coconut, keeping the colors separate, and the remaining uncolored coconut. Dehydrate at 95°F for about 6 hours, until fully dried. Store in a zip-top bag in the freezer.
QUICK TIP: These Rainbow Coconut Sprinkles can be made in either a dehydrator or the oven. I wrote the recipe for a dehydrator, simply because i have a large one that holds eight large trays, so it’s convenient for me to use this rather than tying up my oven. But don’t go out and purchase a dehydrator if you don’t already have one. Simply put your oven on the very lowest setting and decrease the dehydration time. Watch the coconut sprinkles closely to ensure that they don’t become toasted— the golden tinting from toasting diminishes the bright colors that make these sprinkles fun.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 tablespoon Calories: 13 Fat: 1g Carbohydrates: 1g Sugar: 0g Sodium: 16mg Fiber: 0g Protein: 0g

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


    • Usually with a juicer. But I believe you can blend it with a little water, drain and press the juice to get some for coloring. I’ve never used/made it myself since I don’t own a juicer, but I think this would work!

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