A lot of people consider broiled grapefruit to be a “diet food,” but I’ve never really understood why. It truly is a powerhouse of flavor and the heat just brings out the sweetness even more. Here, a sprinkle of coconut sugar and a couple of minutes under the broiler turns what was just another piece of citrus into a warm, citrusy-yet-sweet dish that’s perfect for breakfast or brunch. Pair it with your favorite egg dish and a cup of coffee for a well-balanced and satisfying meal.

Broiled grapefruit halves with mint and coconut flakes

This dish takes very little prep. All you have to do is preheat your oven, cut around your grapefruit sections to loosen them, sprinkle with sugar and cook! Here’s a link to a quick grapefruit-cutting tutorial if you need some guidance.

Once the grapefruit is done cooking, you can add your favorite toppings!

Here, I chose coconut flakes, fresh mint, cinnamon and honey. It all adds up to a quick trip to flavor heaven! If you’ve never tried warm grapefruit before, you’re in for a serious treat. The whole thing takes less than ten minutes from start to finish… what could be better?

I made these this past weekend while Scott was out of town and there was no one around to help me eat them! But guess what… I found out that they actually hold up really well to being reheated, so I guess it was an accidental meal prep moment. I’m not very good about meal prepping as it is because I always underestimate how much Scott will eat and then we don’t have many leftovers, but having these for breakfast throughout the week made it that much easier to get up and get going in the morning.

Broiled grapefruit halves being drizzled with honey

Broiled Grapefruit with Honey Drizzle

Grapefruit is one of those foods that's so good when added to so many different dishes, and you hardly ever eat it alone… until now!
Course Breakfast
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Servings 4


  • 2 Grapefruits
  • 1 tsp Coconut Sugar


  • Cinnamon
  • Honey
  • Fresh Mint
  • Coconut Flakes


  • Preheat the oven on the "broil setting".
  • Cut each grapefruit in half.
  • Run a knife around the edge of each grapefruit, between the fruit and the rind.
  • Slice on either side of each grapefruit section to separate it from the membranes.
  • Sprinkle each grapefruit half with 1/4 tsp of coconut sugar.
  • Place each grapefruit half on a sheet tray, cut side facing up and broil until the sugar has melted, about 3-5 minutes. Every oven is different, so make sure you watch to avoid burning!
  • Add your favorite toppings (I did fresh mint, cinnamon, coconut flakes, and a honey drizzle) and enjoy!

I think you’ll all really like this broiled grapefruit recipe! Feel free to play around with the toppings. Some other topping ideas that you can try: banana slices, yogurt, ground ginger, chopped walnuts, the list goes on!

If you try making this, let me know your thoughts in the comments below!