Baked Grapefruit with Maple Syrup and Cinnamon

Baked grapefruit is a super easy, tasty and healthy breakfast or dessert that takes only minutes to prepare. 

Baked half grapefruit with a golden spoon

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.

A baked half grapefruit with a golden spoon on a baking sheet

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)

Grapefruits being cut on a cutting board

Cut each half into segments (step 3), then place on a lined baking sheet (step 4)

Grapefruits being cut into sections and placed on a lined baking sheet

Drizzle each half with one teaspoon of maple syrup (step 5) and sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon each (step 6).

Grapefruits being drizzled with maple syrup and sprinkled with cinnamon

Bake at 400C/200C degrees for 16-17 minutes until beautifully golden and juicy!

Four baked half grapefruits on a line baking sheet.

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!


A piece of baked grapefruit flesh in a golden spoon over a baked half grapefruit

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Baked half grapefruit with a golden spoon
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Baked Grapefruit with Maple Syrup and Cinnamon

Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword #breakfastrecipe, #easybreakfast, #easyrecipe, #fruitrecipe, #grapefruitrecipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Total Time 21 minutes
Servings 4 halves
Calories 72 kcal


  • 2 grapefruits white, red or pink
  • 4 tsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 400F / 200C degrees. Line a rimed baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Halve grapefruits and remove visible seeds. Cut the flesh into segments with a small pairing knife. Arrange on baking sheet.

  3. Drizzle each half with 1 teaspoon of maple syrup, then sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon.

  4. Bake for 16-17 minutes or until golden and juicy. Serve warm.

Recipe Notes

Other sweeteners you can use:

  • honey
  • coconut sugar
  • brown sugar

You can serve it with yogurt or whipped cream.

Nutrition Facts
Baked Grapefruit with Maple Syrup and Cinnamon
Amount Per Serving (1 grapefruit half)
Calories 72
% Daily Value*
Potassium 181mg5%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 12g13%
Vitamin A 1415IU28%
Vitamin C 38.4mg47%
Calcium 41mg4%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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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.

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  1. These are so good! I tried broiling the grapefruit first and I didn’t like how it was still room temperature through the bottom half of the grapefruit. Not an issue with this recipe! I’m actually not a huge fan of grapefruit but this is a great way for me to prepare them and really enjoy them!!

  2. This was my first time making this and it was a little weird eating a grapefruit warm instead of cold, but it turned out pretty good! 🙂

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