If you’ve been following me on Instagram or Facebook, by now you might know that I enjoy the random national holidays and holi-months. I think they’re a fun way for me to think outside of the box when it comes to what I want to write about, what recipes to develop and more. So this month is national grapefruit (and cherry!) month! I thought I would bring in an old favorite of mine, the baked grapefruit.
Have you ever had warm grapefruit? I feel like we often limit ourselves when it comes to fruit out of convenience, transportability, time, and price. These are all legit and practical reasons, but if you stick with the same fruit all year round it gets pretty boring.
Grapefruit (and many other citrus fruit) is rich in nutrients, antioxidants, and fiber. In one half of a grapefruit, it has 2 grams of fiber (general recommendations for men/women fall between 25-35 grams of fiber per day), and is high in vitamin C and A. Vitamin C is well known for its abilities to help keep the common cold at bay or improve cold symptoms faster.
If you’re not one to pick up a grapefruit and eat it like an orange (me!) then try baking it instead. Note, the spoons in the photo were for decoration…they did not work very well for scooping out that delicious fruity inside. Baking the grapefruit brings in a sweet flavor and I find it has a little less bitterness as well this way.
Cinnamon Baked Grapefruit
- 1 large Grapefruit
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon (you can use more!)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp brown sugar
Preheat oven to 350
Slice the grape fruit in half (in order to eat it by scooping out the meat of the grapefruit, put the eye of the grapefruit to the side before cutting it in half)
Sprinkle on the cinnamon, sugar, and drizzle vanilla across both halves
Bake for 15 minutes, take out and enjoy warm.
- To make it even more filling, scoop out the warm grape fruit and enjoy it over a vanilla yogurt of choice.
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