Cinnamon and Honey Spiced Grapefruit

Cinnamon and Honey Spiced Grapefruit

If you want to add a quick, but flavorful, fruit side to your breakfast, then this Cinnamon and Honey Spiced Grapefruit recipe is for you. It takes 10 minutes total from preparation to oven to table, making it a nice addition to a weekend (or even weekday) breakfast. Chad didn’t like this grapefruit very much, but he also doesn’t like grapefruit in general due to the bitterness. At least he tried it!

Cinnamon and Honey Spiced Grapefruit

The grapefruit is a bitter citrus fruit that was first found in the Caribbean (Barbados) and documented in 1750. It is a hybrid of the Jamaican sweet orange and the Indonesian pomelo. It has a yellow to orange skin with white, pink, or red pulp. The grapefruit was brought to the United States (Florida) in 1823. It grows best in subtropical climates and warmer weather creates fruits with less acidity. Peak season lasts from October to June. The United States is the leading producer, with Florida as the top state. It is followed by China and South Africa. It is a good source of vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin B5, vitamin B1, and potassium.

Health Note: Many medications can have harmful interactions with grapefruit. Check with your doctor or pharmacist before consuming grapefruit and prescription drugs (especially statins, antibiotics, cancer, and heart medications). More information on grapefruit and drug interactions.

More information on the grapefruit.

Cinnamon and Honey Spiced Grapefruit

Cinnamon and Honey Spiced Grapefruit

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

2 servings

Cinnamon and Honey Spiced Grapefruit


1 grapefruit

2 tablespoons honey

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

pinch cardamom

pinch cinnamon

pinch nutmeg

Preheat the oven to low broil and place the upper rack of the oven about 4 inches below the broiler.

Slice the grapefruit in half and place cut side up on a rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle each half with 1 tablespoon honey and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract. Top each with a pinch of cardamom, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

Broil for 5 minutes.

Adapted from Eat Yourself Skinny

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