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Cinnamon Grapefruit

Cinnamon Grapefruit

I always looked forward to grapefruit season as a kid. Being able to slice open the grapefruit – use Mum’s special grapefruit knife to cut around the perimeter of the fruit, create segments, and then sprinkle them with sugar. Yum!

For one reason or another, as I got older, grapefruit slipped from my radar. Recently, I saw a photo of grilled (or broiled) ruby red grapefruit topped with cinnamon and sugar. Finding the idea of grilled grapefruit highly appealing, but not wanting the sugar, I swapped the sugar for nuts. I have tried both walnuts and pecans – both work perfectly. The addition of nuts makes this a wonderful way to start the day – it also makes a wonderful winter warming snack or dessert!

Grapefruit provides a good dose of vitamin C, dietary fiber and has a low glycemic index compared with other fruits. Like many foods, you need to consider if this is the right food for you (bio-individuality). Grapefruit can interact with some medications including low dose contraceptives and blood-thinning drugs (please consult your doctor or pharmacist on medications to determine if grapefruit should be included in your diet).

Cinnamon Grapefruit

Cinnamon Grapefruit

Sheryl Cook
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Course Breakfast, Snack
Servings 1


  • 1 ruby red grapefruit
  • cinnamon
  • walnuts or pecan nuts roughly chopped into smaller pieces


  • Cut the grapefruit in half.
  • Cut around the edge of the grapefruit and make segments (if you have one of those groovy grapefruit knives, it makes this job heaps easier).
  • Place both halves on a baking sheet.
  • Sprinkle with cinnamon and nuts.
  • Pop under the grill for 5 minutes or until nuts are starting to toast/brown.



    This recipe appeared in the October 2016 issue of Elements For A Healthier Life Magazine.
    Photograph by Sheryl Cook © All rights reserved.


    Serving: 2g
    Keyword cinnamon, grapefruit

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