Dishing Up the Dirt

roasted grapefruit with cinnamon and sugar

We got our asses kicked by farming today. I blame this really delicious yet not very filling breakfast for the looooong day we had.

farmers breakfast

The first time I tried roasted grapefruit was in Dallas, Texas for a friends wedding. I fell head-over-heels in love with this tasty and refreshing treat. It pairs so well with a cup of coffee. However, the last time I ate this I was not about to spend 10 hours doing physical labor.  I have no one but myself to blame for my horrible day at Tumbleweed Farm.


Taylor and I have been farming for 4 years now. We should know better than to leave the house with only grapefruit filling our stomachs. It was a silly mistake. We enjoyed the grapefruit so much that we almost forgot what kind day lie ahead of us. I think bacon and eggs would have been a more appropriate option for today.

planting lettuce

Hunger pains and all we managed to get a lot done. I’m too exhausted to get into the details but we are pretty proud of what we accomplished. And hey, there were no tears shed today only smiles. Major win!


We celebrated with a few beers and a gorgeous mountain view.

farmer beer

Did I mention it was 80 degrees today? Are we really in Oregon?

tay beer

Alright, back to the roasted grapefruit. I haven’t really promoted this dish very well but the truth is this is more of a snack and not a meal. It tastes amazing but should not be eaten alone when a long day of physical labor is involved. I would highly recommend a side of bacon and eggs with this  treat! Regardless it tasted AMAZING! Dig in my friends.

farmers breakfast2


Roasted Grapefruit with Cinnamon and Sugar

Prep Time: 5 mins    Cook Time: 25 mins    Serves: 2

  • 1 large grapefruit, sliced in half
  • 1 TBS granulated sugar
  • a few dashes of cinnamon
  • a drizzle of honey, agave, or maple syrup


  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Slice grapefruit in half. With a sharp knife cut along the individual segments of the exposed grapefruit halves. Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon.
  3. Place cut side up on a baking sheet and roast for 20-25 minutes.
  4. Remove from oven and drizzle with honey, agave, or maple syrup. Enjoy!


Use this recipe as a guide and adjust ingredients and measurements as needed.

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22 thoughts on “roasted grapefruit with cinnamon and sugar

  1. Julia says:

    My mom always made me roasted grapefruit with brown sugar when I was in high school…it was one of our faves! Your post brought back fond memories. Sounds like a tough day going off of the fuel of grapefruit but it sounds like you were productive and holy cow what a gorgeous view your have!!

  2. Simply Life says:

    wow! I never thought to have grapefruit like this- great idea!

  3. They have this as a breakfast side at my favorite vegan restaurant. I’ve never tried it because I normally don’t like grapefruit and I didnt want to waste an opportunity to eat something else delicious. Now I’ll try it in the privacy of my own home, so it doesnt cost $4!

    P.S. I just can’t get over your gorgeous view. Every time I see it, I start thinking about moving.

  4. Can I move onto your farm just to see that gorgeous view everyday?? 😉

    This grapefruit sounds delicious! Definitely going to try it soon.

    1. Andrea says:

      move on in lady!

  5. This is way too perfect – I have a few leftover grapefruit in the fridge right now!! Consider this made. Except it’s also supposed to hit 80 in Salt Lake this weekend, too, so maybe the oven should stay off, hah. Can’t get over your gorgeous view!

  6. Oooh – roasted grapefruits! I’d have never thought about such a thing! My husband’s favorite food is grapefruit. I’m going to have to surprise him with this as a dessert sometime soon 🙂

  7. What a cool idea! Does roasting the grapefruit make it less tart/bitter??

  8. I’m not gonna lie, I don’t like grapefruit. It’s just a wee bit too bitter for muah. BUT, I’ve never tried it roasted and it could change my mind, maybe. Oh, and those beers+that view=priceless.

    1. Andrea says:

      I used to hate grapefruit too!!! The good news is that roasting it with cinnamon and sugar gets rid of the bitter taste. Give it a try lady 🙂

  9. I know it tastes amazing, especially with cinnamon, but you farmers need fuel in the morning! Not some I´m-tired-from-my-pilates-class kind of food. Those mountains are gorgeous, and so soothing to watch!

    1. Andrea says:

      haha! you are 100 percent right Paula! We knew better and we got our butts kicked as a result!

  10. I loooove red grapefruit. It’s definitely a Texas thang. It grows in Southern Texas. Each Christmas, we order a 50-pound from the orchards. It’s the best!

    1. Andrea says:

      You guys are SERIOUS about your grapefruit! 50 lbs? Awesome!

  11. My girls love roasted grapefruit! But yes, it’s definitely more of a snack than a meal, he he.

    Gorgeous view, those mountains behind the beers are incredible.

  12. Joanne says:

    I’ve made mistakes like this before a long run, and though it’s totally NOT the same, I think i kinda know how you feel! Those hunger pangs are the worst but you made it through!!

  13. Lysandra says:

    Hi Andrea!
    I followed your recipe for roasted grapefruit this morning. It was the hit of Mother’s Day brunch! Thanks for the great idea. I might try this again with a roasted beet salad 🙂

    1. Andrea says:

      yay! so glad it turned out Lysandra!I hope you guys are doing well! if you find yourselves in Oregon in the near future let us know!

  14. Wow…I would have never thought of roasting grapefruit. It sounds amazing!

  15. I tried roasted grapefruit for the first time this winter- so delicious! Who knew grapefruit could taste so amazing!?

  16. My husband always comes home from the grocery store with big bags of grapefruit, so this would be the perfect way to use them up!

  17. Elizabeth G Tongue says:

    I have found that there’s no need to add sugar if you sprinkle the grapefruit with Cinnamon, I use a high grade of ground Cinnamon. No honey or other sweeteners either. I’m on a low carbohydrate way of life so the Cinnamon works well for me. I eat the grapefruit with the skin on for added benefits.

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