My breakfast world has been changed. Completely changed. Changed for the better.
I think I’ve always been in love with grapefruits. I remember going to my grandparents house when I was little and eating a bowl of cereal with a half of grapefruit as a breakfast staple. I’ve just always thought they were so delicious, and juicy, and yummy.
I never thought I could love a grapefruit more than I already had. But that was before I tried a broiled grapefruit and my world was turned upside down.
When Stephen saw me make this he looked at it with a funny face and just said, “Cooked grapefruit?” It was like I was eating this super weird thing, which I guess I was if you’ve never been introduced to it. But broiling your grapefruit brings out an insane flavor and heightens your grapefruit experience.
I’ll have to admit, I was a bit hesitant before trying it. So if you’re hesitant and still reading this with a questionable look on your face, don’t worry, you’re not alone. But you need to trust me on this.
Plus, it’s quite possibly the easiest recipe ever–which you know I love.
First, start by cutting a grapefruit in half. Also, heat your oven to Broil.
Anyways, mix together 1 tablespoon of brown sugar and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon.
Sprinkle it on top of both halves of your grapefruit.
Then, drizzle with your desired amount of honey. I really love honey so I tend to be a little generous with my honey drizzle, but to each their own.
Now, place on a cookie sheet and place in the oven for 4-6 minutes. I left mine in there for 5 minutes and it was absolutely perfect, but everyone’s oven is different. Make sure to keep an eye on your grapefruit to make sure it doesn’t get burnt.
You want it to ideally come out looking like this delicious grapefruit:
The warmness, juiciness, sweetness, and tartness of the grapefruit just jump out at you. And on top of that you have the subtle cinnamon flavor which really just sends the flavor over the edge. I’ve fallen in love. I foresee this being a new breakfast staple of mine–especially because it’s such an affordable breakfast and takes a mere 6 minutes to make!
So, what do you think? Have I persuaded you to try broiled grapefruit? I sure hope so.