Honey Brown Sugar Cinnamon Baked Grapefruit

I am continuing to try to fulfill my goal of eating healthier this year.  With that goal I am trying to eat more nutritious breakfasts and healthier snacks.  Usually my breakfast routine consists of grabbing something on my way out the door, usually a granola bar.  This is not that healthy and plus I have been trying to sit down and eat breakfast so I make sure I am getting something healthier.
One nutritious thing that I have been trying to add to my breakfasts or for snack is grapefruit.  Grapefruit is in season now and is very nutritious.  My favorite is Florida grapefruit.  I like Florida grapefruit because even though it is not as flawless on the outside as grapefruits from other origins, it is much sweeter and juicer than other grapefruits.
Florida grapefruit is at its sweetest and juiciest right at the peak of winter (January-March), making it a great source of delicious, ripe fruit at a time when a lot of other fruits are not available.  Florida’s unique fertile soil and lush subtropical climate are what make Florida grapefruit the sweetest and juiciest variety of grapefruit in the world, but they can also take a toll on the outer appearance of the fruit – don’t judge a book by it’s cover!
Florida grapefruit is a great breakfast or snack because it is so nutritious.  It contains 100% of the daily recommended amount of Vitamin C, and also is a good source of Vitamin A, potassium, and fiber.  There are so many different ways that you can eat a Florida grapefruit.  You can eat it plain.  When I usually eat them I sprinkle some sugar on top.  You can also put some yogurt on top or even serve it with yogurt and granola in a parfait.  I saw online that you can also bake or broil the grapefruit.  I decided to trying baking grapefruit with some honey, brown sugar, and cinnamon on top.
This Honey Brown Sugar Cinnamon Baked Grapefruit was so delicious and I think is a great way to eat grapefruit.  I thought the grapefruit tasted delicious hot and it helped to bring out more of the juices and the sweetness of the grapefruit.  The honey, brown sugar, and cinnamon also helped to bring out the sweetness of the Florida Grapefruit.
One complaint I hear a lot about grapefruit is that it is so bitter.  Cooking the grapefruit like this really cuts down on most of the bitterness.  I also added a maraschino cherry to the middle of the grapefruit as well.  This is a great breakfast and would be a great way to serve grapefruit at a brunch.  I will definitely be baking my grapefruit again!

Honey Brown Sugar Cinnamon Baked Grapefruit


  • 1 Florida grapefruit
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 maraschino cherries


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Halve the grapefruit and remove any visible seeds.  Begin to segment the grapefruit by making cuts around the grapefruit and at each piece.
  3. Drizzle a teaspoon of honey in the center of each grapefruit half.
  4. In a small bowl mix together the brown sugar and cinnamon until combined.  Then evenly sprinkle the brown sugar cinnamon mixture on top of the grapefruit halves.
  5. Place a maraschino cherry in the center of each grapefruit half.
  6. Bake for 13-15 minutes. Serve warm. 


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  1. Those pictures of baked grapefruit are making me hungry. I’m not that crazy about grapefruit, but the idea of baking them this way is so appealing to me.

  2. I love this idea!! Looks delicious and pinning!

  3. I have to admit, I have never tried baking a grapefruit. These look delicious Alyssa and maybe I should give grapefruit another try! 😉