Grapefruit is back

So, I feel as if I have started a number of posts this year with “I used to hate, but now I love ________”, and today, I have another one. Grapefruit. It always looks so yummy, but then I eat one and remember that it is not that sweet, it’s annoying to prepare, and it’s not that sweet. Even after dumping spoonfuls of sugar on top, I couldn’t eat it.

Well lately, especially as I researched yummy brunch drinks for some spring wedding/baby showers, I began to notice that grapefruit (especially the juice) was everywhere.

Which leads me to last weekend, on an “impulse buy” at Whole Foods, I selected a delicious looking grapefruit, and ran to the cash register before I changed my mind/found another 18 things that look good, but I don’t actually need nor intend to eat.


For breakfast this weekend, all I did was slice open a grapefruit, sprinkle some sugar and cinnamon on top, and broil it in the oven for about 8-10 minutes. I had a warm and juicy breakfast, full of antioxidants and vitamins, and discovered that in my old age, I am growing to enjoy things that are less sweet, and sort of healthy. Grape nuts: sorry. I still hate you.

Grapefruit halves with sugar and cinnamon:

1 ripe grapefruit, cut in half

2 Tbsp sugar

1 tsp cinnamon


Combine cinnamon and sugar in a bowl and set aside. Pre-slice the grapefruit, and sprinkle half of the cinnamon-sugar mixture on the halves of grapefruit. Broil for about 8-10 minutes, and enjoy with a bit of yogurt, or all by itself!




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2 Responses to Grapefruit is back

  1. Try a bit of salt on the grapefruit — the sodium cuts the bitterness a bit, and amplifies some of the fruitier flavors.

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