Baked grapefruit is a super easy, tasty and healthy breakfast or dessert that takes only minutes to prepare.
I'm a big grapefruitovor. I eat grapefruit all the time for breakfast, snack + "dessert" all year round. Most of the time I'll eat them plain, simply cut in half with no sugar but baked grapefruit is perfect for when I want a little change.
Now, you might be asking yourself...
Why would you bake grapefruit?
Well, because it makes it sweeter and juicier! And with the addition of maple syrup and cinnamon, it just brings the fruit to the next level of deliciousness!
If you've never had baked grapefruit before, you're in for a treat, I'm tellin' ya.
How to make baked grapefruit – step by step
It's so easy you can hardly call this a recipe! But let me show you how it's done anyway 🙂
Trim a thin slice off the bottom of each side of the grapefruit so it sits level (step 1). It's an optional step but the maple syrup will be less likely to drip over the sides.
Then cut the grapefruits in half and discard any large seeds (step 2)
Cut each half into segments (step 3), then place on a lined baking sheet (step 4)
Drizzle each half with one teaspoon of maple syrup (step 5) and sprinkle with ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon each (step 6).
Bake at 400C/200C degrees for 16-17 minutes until beautifully golden and juicy!
A few tips and substitutions to make baked grapefruit:
- For this recipe, you can use any type of grapefruits: white, red or pink
- Instead of maple syrup, try making them with honey, coconut sugar or brown sugar too!
- Serve these baked grapefruits with yogurt, or even whipped cream (dairy or coconut) for a treat!
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Baked Grapefruit with Maple Syrup and Cinnamon
- 2 grapefruits white, red or pink
- 4 tsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp cinnamon
Preheat oven to 400F / 200C degrees. Line a rimed baking sheet with parchment paper.
Halve grapefruits and remove visible seeds. Cut the flesh into segments with a small pairing knife. Arrange on baking sheet.
Drizzle each half with 1 teaspoon of maple syrup, then sprinkle with ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon.
Bake for 16-17 minutes or until golden and juicy. Serve warm.
Other sweeteners you can use:
- coconut sugar
- brown sugar
You can serve it with yogurt or whipped cream.
More breakfast recipes you might like:
- Healthy Banana Split with Chocolate Sauce
- Date, Cashew and Honey Granola
- Peanut Butter & Jelly Overnight Oats
- Blueberry Chia Seed Jam
- Berry Quinoa Breakfast Bowl
UPDATE NOTE: This post was originally published on March 11, 2013 and republished in October 2018 with an updated recipe, new photos and more tips.