Baked Grapefruit Brown sugar and mint
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Easy Oven-Baked Grapefruit with Brown Sugar and Mint

This Easy Oven-Baked Grapefruit with Brown Sugar and Mint is a delicious way to enjoy this healthy fruit. Sprinkle a small amount of brown sugar on top of your sliced grapefruit and bake in the oven for 15 minutes. Once cooled top with freshly chopped mint!

 



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How do you like your grapefruit? Although, this Oven-Baked Grapefruit with Brown Sugar and Mint recipes is oh-so-delicious a nice glass of fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice may also hit that sweet spot! In addition to being my new favorite citrus fruit, I was elated to learn about the health benefits of grapefruit.

I find it so interesting to read about dieting trends and fads. As a person who’s never once been on a diet (to lose weight) reading about the trends from the ’80s and ’90s is quite humorous. Believe it or not, 30 years ago, the two biggest dieting trends were cabbage soup and oven-baked grapefruit. A friend of mine still lives by the cabbage soup diet to this day, and she hates every bite. Although some may consider grapefruit to be some life-altering citrus fruit, to me it’s merely a tasty and healthy snack.

This recipe for Baked Grapefruit with Brown Sugar and Mint is so simple to make and takes only 15 minutes. The toasted brown sugar and mint garnish brings out the sweet and fresh notes of the fruit. Brown sugar baked grapefruit is a delicious way to enjoy this healthy, nutrient-packed fruit. Read on for the short and sweet recipe.

 

 

FOUR INGREDIENTS NEEDED TO MAKE BAKED GRAPEFRUIT AND BROWN SUGAR

The first time I ever tried baked grapefruit was during brunch at The Edison, here in Houston. Their brulee’d Texas Grapefruit legit changed my life. It’s honestly the inspiration for this non-recipe, recipe.  This recipe is possibly the easiest thing you’ll ever make because there’s really no measuring or ton of ingredients. All you need is:

  • sweet and juicy grapefruit (I suggest Winter Sweetz Texas Red Grapefruits)
  • brown sugar – substitute your favorite sweetener like honey, agave, date, or maple syrup.
  • cinnamon
  • mint

HOW TO MAKE BROWN SUGAR BAKED GRAPEFRUIT

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Mix Cinnamon and Brown sugar in a small bowl. Set aside.
  3. Cut the grapefruit in half and discard any large seeds.
  4. Using a small paring knife, cut between the flesh and the membrane to loosen the sections. Then place the grapefruit cut side-up in a baking dish.
  5. Sprinkle each half with 1 tablespoon of brown sugar and cinnamon mixture.
  6. Transfer the baking dish to your pre-heated oven and bake the grapefruit for 15 minutes.
  7. Remove from the oven and let the grapefruit cool for about 2-3 minutes.
  8. Top each half with a sprinkle of fresh mint and enjoy.

 

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BAKED GRAPEFRUIT WITH BROWN SUGAR AND MINT

Baked Grapefruit with Brown Sugar and Mint

Gristle & Gossip
Start or end your day with this super simple Baked Grapefruit recipe. This sweet treat is topped with a mix of brown sugar and cinnamon and baked for 15 minutes. Once cooled, fresh mint is sprinkled about for a bit of added freshness.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 2 servings
Calories 10 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 Winter Sweetz Texas Red Grapefruit
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • Fresh mint finely chopped

Instructions
 

  • Pre-heat your oven to 400 degrees.
  • Mix Cinnamon and Brown sugar in a small bowl. Set aside.
  • Cut the grapefruit in half and discard any large seeds. Using a small paring knife, cut between the flesh and the membrane to loosen the sections. Then place the grapefruit cut side-up in a baking dish.
  • Sprinkle each half with 1 tablespoon of brown sugar and cinnamon mixture.
  • Transfer the baking dish to your pre-heated oven and bake the grapefruit for 15 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and let the grapefruit cool for about 2-3 minutes.
  • Then top each half with a sprinkle of fresh mint and enjoy.

Notes

Substitute your favorite sweeteners in place of brown sugar. Honey, agave, date or maple syrup work just as well.
Keyword Baked Grapefruit, breakfast recipe, Citrus Fruit recipe, Grapefruit recipe, low calorie recipe

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